Teaching Adult Learners: A Guide for Public Librarians, 1st Edition

  • Jessica A. Curtis
  • ISBN-10: 1440865450
  • ISBN-13: 9781440865459
  • DDC: 374
  • 142 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Available September 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019
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Presenting complex concepts and ideas in an easy-to-understand format, this book applies learning theory to real-life situations and provides a much-needed resource for those responsible for or seeking to instruct adults in library settings. It introduces learning principles and techniques to enhance classes, programs, and one-on-one interactions and increase the memory retention of participants. It helps you not only promote learning but also create positive library interactions and build retention. Current library instructional and theoretical texts address instructional programming but not how to handle learning instruction differently for individuals, general audiences, and specific audiences, or in passive situations such as through handouts or online interactions. This guide differs in that it addresses all adult services positions, not only those with the title of instructional librarian, and addresses the full scope of instruction needed to better meet patron needs.