Most instruction librarians know that library instruction can often be boring to teach, and boring for students, but we also know the value of library instruction and its importance to our students. So what innovative approaches can we take to spice up our instruction and make the topic more appealing? The authors decided that using humor was the best approach. To this end, they went on a quest to: study and learn about comedy; take what they had learned to make themselves funnier; find ways to incorporate comedy into their library instruction; and share what they had learned with other librarians. The rest is history.
Trefts, K. and Blakeslee, S. (2000), "Did you hear the one about the Boolean operators? Incorporating comedy into library instruction", Reference Services Review, Vol. 28 No. 4, pp. 369-378. https://doi.org/10.1108/00907320010359731Download as .RIS
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