Librarians can incorporate retrieval practice into instruction; it is a strategy for deliberately recalling information and boosts learning.
Music Library Association interview; covers wide range of services, responsibilities, programs that form a library association’s remit and impact.
Interleaving is the concept of alternating between concepts during learning instead of practicing one skill at a time. This promotes retention.
Google Arts & Culture is an incredible resource for special librarians who want to showcase a collection or highlight resources.
Skills for special librarians include incorporating active learning techniques into library training; this can increase interaction and engagement.
Librarians anticipating future technologies must consider augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR); these tech tools are resources for learning
Librarians who purchase technology should understand the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) calculation to determine their overall cost.
Skills for special librarians who teach include encouraging critical thinking. To do so, librarians need to teach in context. Source evaluation requires subject knowledge.
Special library managers may need a new way to evaluate library staff or evaluate training effectiveness; 360-degree feedback may be the answer
Instructional designers help reframe library training approaches and how to make content relevant, creating a better experience for learners
Skills for special librarians include using learning theories such as connectivism; users need to see connections between information sources
Medical librarians share professional development goals and needs with other special librarians; the MLA provides learning opportunities.
Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction can be used for class planning to help get your special library students in the correct mental state for learning.
Special librarians who deliver training can use Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction to ensure students are in the correct state of mind for learning.
Special librarians should consider tabletop games to support experiential learning, allow for engagement with concepts in a safe environment.
Working from home at least part of the time may be the next normal, post-pandemic for librarians. Tips for being productive and remote work success.
Skills for special librarians include strategic research on library services, products, and policies in order to understand and serve stakeholders
Skills for special librarians who conduct training include leveraging the Kaufman Five Levels of Evaluation to assess instruction efficacy.
Skills for special librarians include leveraging technology like 360° videos, as training and orientations are increasingly virtual
Skills for special librarians including reflecting on prior experiences, keeping what works, and improving upon what doesn’t. Questions to ask.
Special librarians teaching skills many adults need for employment and lifelong learning should include self-regulated learning strategies in training.
Skills for special librarians who conduct training include fostering social interaction during instruction; this is critical in a virtual setting
The CIPP Model is a useful decision-making framework that helps make special library training more effective.
Alignment charts are used by special librarians delivering training to ensure session goals are addressed by activities, assessments, and technology
Skills for special librarians include using the Phillips ROI model to measure whether training has produced measurable returns, and if so, what.