College & Undergraduate Libraries
humor, bibliographic instruction, library, teaching strategies, librarians, OPAC, catalog
This article evolved from " Getting Students to NOTIS, "
a presentation that the author gave at the 1995 Chicago NOTIS Users
Group Meeting (NUGM) conference. Humor is a desirable element of
all types of instruction, particularly bibliographic instruction. A good
method for injecting some humor into bibliographic instruction is
introducing whimsical catalog entries. The author identifies five types
of bibIiographic records useful for this approach, provides strategies for
locating them, and suggests ways to incorporate them into a class.
Petry, Bonnie, "Adding Zest to OPAC Instruction: Humor and the Unexpected" (1998) Library Faculty Publications.