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Skills to Make a Librarian: Transferable Skills Inside and Outside the Library, by Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen (ed.)
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Most librarians are required to take classes on reference, collection development, and information organization in library school; courses on pedagogy, on the other hand, are usually optional, if they’re offered at all. This leads most librarians who end up with instruction duties to learn on the job. Activities and assessments can be learned on the fly fairly easily, but these often have little to no bearing on how much students actually absorb and recall weeks later because alone, they are usually insufficient to ensure deep learning. This chapter seeks to add the basics of pedagogy, a subject comprehensively covered in K-12 teacher preparation programs, to the librarian’s instructional repertoire.
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