Instructional Strategies and Techniques for Information Professionals

Instructional Strategies and Techniques for Information Professionals, 1st Edition

Instructional Strategies and Techniques for Information Professionals, 1st Edition,Nicole Cooke,Jeffrey Teichmann,ISBN9781843346432


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Key Features

  • 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


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.

Nicole Cooke

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Montclair State University

Jeffrey Teichmann

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Rutgers University, USA

Instructional Strategies and Techniques for Information Professionals, 1st Edition

Part 1 General overview: To train or not to train? Whom should we train or instruct? How should we train or instruct? Part 2 Content: Developing the training plan and content; Evaluating your training plan and content. Part 3 The nuts and bolts: Who will conduct the training? The logistics of training; The trainer’s toolbox: Tips and tricks for making training successful. Part 4 Training completed! What next? Keeping current; Keeping connected.

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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
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