Teaching Adult Learners: A Guide for Public Librarians

by
Jessica A. Curtisauthor

Jessica A. Curtis is an adult services librarian at the Westerville Public Library in Ohio as well as an adjunct instructor for Kent State University's iSchool.

Teaching Adult Learners: A Guide for Public Librarians

20190630

Libraries Unlimited

Pages 142
Topics Librarian's Instructional Role;Adult Services and Programs;Adult and Reference Staff;Adult Learning;Andragogy;Barriers to Learning;Classroom Teaching;Generational Learning;Individual Instruction;Instructional Librarians;Learning Theory;Online Teaching;Passive Instruction;Sensory Learning

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Teaching Adult Learners: A Guide for Public Librarians

Author(s): Curtis, Jessica;
Contributors: Curtis, Jessica;
Abstract:

As adult instruction becomes a more common part of library practice, librarians need guidance in an area that may not always have been a part of their library science education. This book provides the instruction necessary to instruct adult patrons.


• Helps librarians who don't have teaching degrees to understand how adults most commonly learn

• Applies educational theory to everyday situations (e.g., why an elderly person may have trouble using an iPhone)

• Addresses physical considerations external to the teacher–student relationship that affect learning (e.g., a cold or hot room can make it hard to pay attention)

SortTitle: teaching adult learners: a guide for public librarians
Keyword(s): Librarian's Instructional Role; Adult Services and Programs; Adult and Reference Staff; Adult Learning; Andragogy; Barriers to Learning; Classroom Teaching; Generational Learning; Individual Instruction; Instructional Librarians; Learning Theory; Online Teaching; Passive Instruction; Sensory Learning
Author Info:
Jessica A. Curtisauthor

Jessica A. Curtis is an adult services librarian at the Westerville Public Library in Ohio as well as an adjunct instructor for Kent State University's iSchool.

eISBN-13: 9781440865459
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440865442
Imprint: Libraries Unlimited
Pages: 142
Publication Date: 20190630