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
Practitioners and students in Library and Information Science
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
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- © Chandos Publishing 2012
- 10th April 2012
- Chandos Publishing
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If you are looking for practical tools and tips for packaging content into a successful training programme, then Cooke and Teichmann offer a clear roadmap from pre-training plan to post-training networking. …a bright and light practical guide, easy to absorb. …Recommended., The Australian Library Journal