How to Teach: A Practical Guide for Librarians is designed for librarians and other educators who must instruct library patrons on subjects ranging from research skills to understanding and using electronic tools to providing self-paced instruction. This book provides public, academic, school, and special librarians with practical applications based on theoretical approaches to adult learning; instructional design principles to help them plan, deliver, and assess learning; examples and model lessons illustrating face-to-face instruction and online training; and descriptions and step-by-step instructions showing them how to create self-paced materials to complement their teaching. Ready-to-use, customizable worksheets; handouts; and evaluation forms serve as models. Exercises in each chapter reinforce its content. URLs identify additional ideas and materials from librarian colleagues to enhance teaching.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 274
Weight: 762 g
Dimensions: 283 x 214 x 17 mm
Edition: Second Edition
Beverley E. Crane has worked with librarians and information professionals for decades and has a deep devotion and understanding of teaching and learning. For someone who is considering his or her next role as an information professional and who has a passion for teaching and learning, this new edition of How to Teach will be an excellent resource. -- Ethel Salonen, chair, Leadership and Management Division, Special Libraries Association
Beverley E. Crane's How to Teach: A Practical Guide for Librarians is the perfect bridge between learning theory and the practical application of these pedagogical models on lesson plans, templates, self-paced instruction, and many other methods of adult learning. The detailed models created for librarians in many settings-special, school, academic, and public-allow the use of theoretically sound technologies and strategies to be implemented with confidence. This book is an indispensable guide for novice and expert alike. -- Anne Caputo, 2010 president, Special Libraries Association and retired executive director, Knowledge & Learning Programs, Dow Jones & Company