In this new edition of her well received and reviewed book, Nancy Pickering Thomas updates and expands on her reviews of the literature concerning learning styles, information skills, literacy skills, technological literacy, and bibliographic instruction. In addition, she discusses current trends, issues, and applications for the research reviewed. Thomas looks at information processing models, instructional diagnostic models, and how to assess the outcomes of information skills instruction. This meticulously researched and logically organized book will be valuable to school library educators as a supplemental text and to practitioners for the discussion given to the application of the research reviewed.
NANCY PICKERING THOMAS is Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Management, Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas.