Teaching Adult Learners: A Guide for Public Librarians

Libraries Unlimited. 2019. 132p. ISBN 9781440865442. pap. $55;. PRO MEDIA
Instructional and continuing education is nothing new to public library staff. Databases, online tools, and other resources are continually evolving, and librarians need to stay up to date to provide guidance and instruction to patrons. In this straightforward guide, Curtis (adult svcs. librarian, Westerville P.L., OH) explores how public libraries can meet the needs of adult learners. Cogent chapters contain useful recommendations and cover areas such as sensory learning, one-on-one vs. class and group instruction, learning barriers, and assessment tools and strategies. A chapter identifies different kinds of readers and users and offers active and passive learning scenarios aimed at them. A bibliography concludes each chapter.
VERDICT This is a worthwhile source for all librarians, especially MLIS students and reference librarians working with adults.

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