Understanding How Students Develop: A Practical Guide for Librarians

Understanding How Students Develop: A Practical Guide for Librarians


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Understanding How Students Develop is a one-stop source of practical advice for both librarians who are just beginning to work with students from elementary school through college, as well as helpful tips for seasoned library user services professionals, including school, reference, instruction, and outreach librarians.
The book supplies a detailed roadmap for applying key development theories to daily interactions with students.

Subjects covered include:
·Integrating development theories into practice
·Intellectual development theories
·Identity development theory
·Involvement theory
·Assessing the impact of using development theories
Throughout the book sidebars highlight practical applications, important quotations from key texts, and case studies for consideration. After reading this book, librarians who work with a wide range of users will have a practical approach for incorporating development theories into their daily practice, making them more responsive to the varying needs of their users, and more understanding of what elements of their user services programs can be better tailored to meet students at a range of developmental stages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442279216
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/15/2017
Series: Practical Guides for Librarians Series , #34
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Hannah Gascho Rempel is associate professor at Oregon State University (OSU) Libraries in the Teaching and Engagement Department. Since joining OSU in 2007, she has spearheaded the development of OSU Libraries’ services for graduate students and has been deeply involved in the Teaching and Engagement Department’s transition to a more strategic focus on learner-centered instructional activities.

Kelly McElroy is assistant professor and student engagement and community outreach librarian at OSU Libraries. She is the coeditor of the two-volume book Critical Library Pedagogy Handbook, which won the 2017 ACRL Instruction Section Rockman Publication of the Year Award.

Laurie M. Bridges is associate professor and instruction and outreach librarian at OSU Libraries. She has served for more than five years as a graduate advisor and thesis committee chair for numerous students in the OSU College Student Services Administration program.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Turning Theory into Practice
Chapter 2 - Encouraging Intellectual Growth
Chapter 3 - Making Sense of Difficult Problems
Chapter 4 - Building on Past Learning Experiences
Chapter 5 - Developing the Learner’s Voice
Chapter 6 - Understanding How Sense of Self Changes over Time
Chapter 7 - Engaging Learners in Their Education
Chapter 8 - Connecting Current and Future Theories
Appendix: Further Recommended Reading

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