Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Creating and Promoting Lifelong Learning in Public Libraries

Gilton, Donna L. Creating and Promoting Lifelong Learning in Public Libraries: Tools and Tips for Practitioners. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-4422-6952-1 

This book describes basic steps that librarians can execute in order to get started with lifelong learning programming, using ideas from informal and nonformal education in museums, community organizations and agencies. Chapters include on planning for instruction, using teaching methodologies, teaching with and about technology, and bringing information literacy standards together with more traditional public library services, programming, and activities, such as reference and Readers’ Advisory services, bibliotherapy, and cultural and literacy programming.

Table of Contents
1.What Creating and promoting lifelong learning in public libraries is all about.
  • Planning modes and instructional models
  • Scope and organization
  • Notes
2. Planning for formal instruction.
  • Decision points
  • ILI planning for the whole library
  • Preparing to teach
  • Notes
3. Teaching methodologies.
  • Lectures
  • Active learning in the classroom
  • Games and gaming
  • Applying active learning to real life
  • Universal design of learning, instruction, and information literacy
  • Toward evaluation
  • Notes
4. Implementing instruction with technology.
  • Web 1.0
  • Web 2.0
  • Combining Web 1.0 and 2.0
  • Notes
5. Connecting information literacy to other lifelong learning in public libraries.
  • Lifelong learning, adult education, and independent learning reference encounters and research consultations, off- and online
  • Readers' advisory services
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Cultural and literacy programming
  • Lifelong learning and public libraries : tying it all together
  • Notes
Conclusion: ILI futures.
  • More technologies, more complex technologies
  • Changes in standards
  • Other literacies
  • Implication, application, and remaining questions
  • Notes