Synopses & Reviews
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. It covers public-speaking basics as well as best practices for using technology in 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.
"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
Suitable for all librarians, library staff, and library school students, this guide is designed to assist those professionals to deliver training, instructional sessions and presentations.
About the Author
Nicole Cooke is Reference and Instruction Librarian at Montclair State University, New Jersey. Jeff Teichmann is Access Services Supervisor at the Rutgers University Libraries, New Jersey.
Table of Contents
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 trainers toolbox: tips and tricks for making training successful PART 4 TRAINING COMPLETED! WHAT NEXT?: Keeping current; Keeping connected