Rarely do librarians have an opportunity for training in the actual design of a workshop. Often we prepare for a workshop by writing a content outline and then using the tried and true lecture - demo - hands-on approach for lack of other options. An increasing number of librarians know that that's just not good enough anymore. We are being challenged to document how what we do actually adds value to student and community learning. At the same time we are creating new roles for ourselves as leaders and educators in an era where information literacy is essential. There is no better time than now for librarians to prove themselves highly capable and engaged in moving the information literacy agenda forward. But unfortunately, little or no attention is given to helping librarians and library staff design what is often the foundational piece of our initial information literacy efforts - the one-shot workshop. This book provides the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to design highly effective library workshops. From needs assessment through design and implementation to final evaluations, this practical guide takes you step by step through the workshop process.
|American Library Association
|Published - 2006