For immediate release | May 29, 2012

A straightforward guide for library trainers and presenters

CHICAGO — Increasingly, library personnel are called upon to teach classes, deliver presentations and represent their organizations in an official capacity. “Instructional Strategies and Techniques for Information Professionals,” by Nicole A. Cooke and Jeffrey J. Teichmann, is designed to assist those professionals with little to no experience designing and delivering training, instructional sessions and presentations. Covering all aspects of training from audience evaluation to lesson plans to evaluation to lesson delivery, it also includes best practices for using technology in training. Written in plain, practical and accessible language, this straightforward guide will get the library professional up and running as a trainer and presenter.

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 ALA Spectrum Doctoral Fellow at Rutgers University, pursuing a PhD in Library and Information Science. Cooke has more than 10 years’ experience in training and speaking for various local and national professional library organizations.

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.

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