Many librarians are thrust into positions where they are asked to teach colleagues. Others choose to share their knowledge and experience by preparing the next generation of librarians in graduate programs. However, few such librarians have received any formal education in instructional design. In this book, Melissa A. Wong, an expert instructional designer, helps information professionals to prepare for their roles as teachers of current and future librarians.
Covering topics that range from syllabus construction to evaluation and student feedback, the book offers practical guidance on how to communicate with and support learners and how to come up with assignments and grade them, along with advice on accessibility issues and working with technologies such as LMS, OER, videos, and PowerPoint. It demonstrates how to adapt principles of effective teaching to settings including workshops, professional development courses, conference presentations, and staff training. It also discusses professional challenges such as managing workload and shows how to adapt formal coursework to informal teaching situations. Librarians who wish to learn new methods or improve on their teaching and course design skills should read this book.
- Faculty and librarians new to teaching will appreciate the concise, practical advice for designing courses for effective learning
- All faculty will appreciate tips on authentic assignment design and effective feedback, engaging and supporting students, and managing their workload
- The book has a unique focus on teaching graduate students and adults in the LIS field