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Adult Learners Welcome Here is designed to help librarians connect new adult readers with books and to acquaint literacy teachers with materials generally available in their public library. Weibel outlines the library's role in fostering adult literacy and shows how popular library materials - art and photography books, poetry, literature, non-fiction, and print and electronic reference sources - can be used by librarians and teachers in new and innovative ways. She provides recommended titles (complete with ...

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Adult Learners Welcome Here is designed to help librarians connect new adult readers with books and to acquaint literacy teachers with materials generally available in their public library. Weibel outlines the library's role in fostering adult literacy and shows how popular library materials - art and photography books, poetry, literature, non-fiction, and print and electronic reference sources - can be used by librarians and teachers in new and innovative ways. She provides recommended titles (complete with bibliographic information, annotations, subject headings, and reading levels) and ready-to-use lessons that improve visual literacy, creativity, and even technological competency while building phonetic skills and comprehension. The recommendations and lessons can be used with all levels of adult learners and both native and non-native English speakers: There is guidance for improving instruction to adults and building literacy coalitions between libraries and other community organizations. This unique and comprehensive resource will help libraries improve their own services and support the important work of educators in their community.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555706500
  • Publisher: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/30/2008
  • Pages: 285
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface v

Acknowledgments ix

Part I Essential Background

Chapter 1 Reference Service to Adults: Utilizing the Children's Nonfiction Collection 3

Sources of Information on Children's Nonfiction Books 4

Criteria for Choosing Children's Nonfiction Books 12

Books in Series and Single Title Volumes 14

Summary 16

Chapter 2 The Reference Interview: Connecting Adults to Children's Nonfiction Literature 19

Elements of a Successful Reference Interview 19

Question Negotiation and Case Studies 21

Staff Training 25

Summary 27

Chapter 3 Housing and Promoting the Collection: Focusing on Children's Nonfiction 29

Integrating or Separating the Children's Nonfiction Collection 30

Promoting Children's Nonfiction 35

Summary 39

Part II Recommended Titles: An Annotated Bibliography

Architecture 43

The Arts (Art, Music, Film, Theater, and Dance) 53

Biography 67

Computer Technology 83

Cookbooks and Cookery 93

Cultural Mores and Institutions 103

History and Geography 117

Language Arts and Communications 145

Medicine and Health 155

Nature and Natural History 167

Pets and Pet Care 189

Science and Engineering 201

Social Sciences 223

Sports 233

Transportation 243

Bibliography of Professional Resources Consulted 259

Author Index 263

Title Index 269

Series Index 275

Subject Index 279

About the Author 285

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