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Instructional Strategies and Techniques for Information Professionals. Chandos Information Professional Series

  • ID: 2719720
  • Book
  • April 2012
  • Region: Global
  • 144 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Increasingly, library personnel are called upon to teach classes, deliver presentations and represent their organizations in an official capacity. This book is designed to assist those professionals with little to no experience designing and delivering training, instructional sessions, and presentations. Suitable for all librarians, library staff and library school students, this practical guide will get the library professional up and running as a trainer and presenter.

- Written by practicing professional librarians and trainers for use in the library setting- Features a combination of training, facilitation, and public-speaking skills- Covers all aspects of training from audience evaluation to lesson plans to evaluation to lesson delivery

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List of figures


How to use this book


About the authors

Part 1: General Overview

Chapter 1: To train or not to train?


Action plan

Chapter 2: Whom should we train or instruct?


Chapter 3: How should we train or instruct?


Presentation-style training

Demonstration-style training

Hands-on training

Virtual training

In-person training

Mixing virtual and in-person training

Useful links

Part 2: Content

Chapter 4: Developing the training plan and content


Chapter 5: Evaluating your training plan and content


Four levels of evaluation

Part 3: The Nuts and Bolts

Chapter 6: Who will conduct the training?


Useful links

Chapter 7: The logistics of training


Choosing the right location

Handling people

Administrative tasks

Useful links and further reading

Chapter 8: The trainer's toolbox: tips and tricks for making training successful



Taking your show on the road!

An ounce of prevention
a trainer's toolbox

Part 4: Training Completed! What Next?

Chapter 9: Keeping current


Why continuing education?

Continuing education/professional development

Building online learning communities

Professional development 2.0: examples

Chapter 10: Keeping connected




Blogs and wikis

Online discussion groups



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Cooke, Nicole
Nicole Cooke received her MLS from Rutgers University and a Masters in Adult Education from Penn State University. She is currently a reference and instruction librarian at Montclair State University, and is an American Library Association Spectrum Doctoral Fellow at Rutgers University, pursuing a PhD in Library and Information Science. Cooke has over 10 years of experience in training and speaking for various local and national professional library organizations.
Teichmann, Jeffrey
Jeff Teichmann received his MLIS from Rutgers University, where he serves as an Access Services supervisor at the Rutgers University Libraries. He has 20 years experience planning and implementing training programs for the staff of the libraries, and various professional library organizations in New Jersey.
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