Thursday, May 9, 2013

Lifelong Learning in Public Libraries: Principles, Programs, and People

Gilton, Donna L. Lifelong Learning in Public Libraries: Principles, Programs, and People. Scarecrow Press, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-81-8-8356-7

In this new book, public librarians are encouraged to promote learning in their libraries by combining the elements of information literacy instruction with traditional practices. Author Donna Gilton outlines current developments in public library instruction and also examines educational theories and practices derived from the fields of behaviorism, cognitive psychology, constructivism, and educational humanism. The book also offers practical tips for teaching diverse groups and for teaching individuals with disabilities. 

Table of Contents 
Chapter 1. The World of Information Literacy Instruction (ILI): An Extensive and Intensive Introduction and Overview
Chapter 2. Current Developments in Public Library Instruction
Chapter 3. How People Learn, Grow, Think, Feel, and Develop: Do We Have Theories!
Chapter 4. Instructing Diverse Groups
Chapter 5. Teaching People With Disabilities in Ten Steps
Chapter 6. Making a PACE of a Program: Planning, Administration, Coordination, and Evaluation
Chapter 7. Public Libraries as Non-formal Cultural Institutions: Impact on Programming and Instruction
Chapter 8. Instructing From the Cradle to the Grave Throughout the Life Cycle