Information Today, Inc. (ITI) has announced the publication of Teaching Web Search Skills: Techniques and Strategies of Top Trainers, by leading trainer and search guru Greg R. Notess. In the book, the author augments his personal advice with examples, approaches, and techniques from a "who's who" of the search training world: Joe Barker, Paul Barron, Phil Bradley, John Ferguson, Alice Fulbright, Ran Hock, Jeff Humphrey, Diane Kovacs, Gary Price, Danny Sullivan, Rita Vine, and Sheila Webber.
"Greg Notess pulls together an impressive number of training tips, tapping not only into his own considerable knowledge base but also into the minds of the foremost Web search trainers on two continents," according to Marydee Ojala, Program Coordinator of WebSearch University.
Teaching Web Search Skills presents a variety of approaches to instructional design and methodology, lists a range of essential training resources, and features dozens of figures, search screens, worksheets, handouts, and sample training materials.
Teaching Web Search Skills includes the following chapters:
1. Web Searching and the Teaching Paradox 2. Understanding Our Audience 3. Choosing an Instructional Session Type 4. Online Tutorials: Friend or Foe? 5. Organization: Focus, Length, and Goals 7. Content: Web Search Features 8. Content: Primary Concepts 9. Additional Content: Image Searching, News, Usenet, and More 11. Creating a Framed Workshop Web Page 12. Presentation Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts 13. Tales from the Trenches: Anecdotes, Examples, and Exercises
Greg R. Notess, a reference librarian at Montana State University, has taught Web searching and other Internet topics since 1991. A three-time winner of the Gale Group Information Authorship Award, he is a columnist for ONLINE magazine and a popular conference speaker. Notess maintains the popular SearchEngineShowdown.com Web site, where he reviews, compares, analyzes, and comments on the rapidly changing Internet search environment.
Teaching Web Search Skills: Techniques and Strategies of Top Trainers (368pp/ softbound/$29.50/ISBN 1-57387-267-9) is published by Information Today, Inc. It is available in bookstores and direct from the publisher by calling (800) 300-9868 [outside the U.S., call (609) 654-6266]; faxing (609) 654-4309; e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org; or visiting the ITI Web site at http://www.infotoday.com.
Source: Information Today, Inc., http://www.infotoday.com