- 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?
Chapter 2: Whom should we train or instruct?
Chapter 3: How should we train or instruct?
Mixing virtual and in-person training
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?
Chapter 7: The logistics of training
Choosing the right location
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
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.
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.