Creating and Promoting Lifelong Learning in Public Libraries: Tools and Tips for Practitioners

Creating and Promoting Lifelong Learning in Public Libraries: Tools and Tips for Practitioners

by Donna L. Gilton


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442269521
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/01/2016
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Donna Gilton is currently Professor Emerita, Library Science, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, University of Rhode Island, where she was a faculty member since 1992. She earned her PhD from Pittsburgh and has published extensively in the research literature as well as two previous books.

Table of Contents

1 What Creating and Promoting Lifelong Learning in Public Libraries Is All About 1

Planning Modes and Instructional Models 1

Scope and Organization 3

Notes 3

2 Planning for Formal Instruction 5

Decision Points 5

ILI Planning for the Whole Library 20

Preparing to Teach 26

Notes 28

3 Teaching Methodologies 31

Lectures 31

Active Learning in the Classroom 34

Games and Gaming 36

Applying Active Learning to Real Life 44

Universal Design of Learning, Instruction, and Information Literacy 47

Toward Evaluation 48

Notes 51

4 Implementing Instruction with Technology 55

Web 1.0 55

Web 2.0 69

Combining Web 1.0 and 2.0 103

Notes 119

5 Connecting Information Literacy to Other Lifelong Learning in Public Libraries 133

Lifelong Learning, Adult Education, and Independent Learning 133

Reference Encounters and Research Consultations, Off- and Online 139

Readers' Advisory Services 143

Bibliotherapy 151

Cultural and Literary Programming 159

Lifelong Learning and Public Libraries: Tying It All Together 162

Notes 163

6 Conclusion: ILI Futures 169

More Technologies, More Complex Technologies 169

Changes in Standards 170

Other Literacies 174

Implication, Application, and Remaining Questions 178

Notes 179

Bibliography 181

Index 203

About the Author 213

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