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Originally presented April 24, 2019

In this free one-hour webinar, Jessica Curtis will cover the basics of adult learning theory and demonstrate how it can be used to improve library programs, classes, and services to the public.

More and more libraries are interacting with adult customers in an instructive capacity. They're providing help with digital devices, offering software classes, and teaching people how to use databases, just to name a few examples.

The adult learner has specific needs and interests that greatly influence how they both view and benefit from library classes, programs, and passive instruction efforts.Jessica will draw from the very best available research on adult learning as well as her own extensive experience to present ideas you can use right away to enhance your own instruction.

Click below to experience this webinar as a tutorial. When you continue past the introduction to the webinar, you'll be prompted to log in. We require login to view the whole tutorial so we can provide certificates of completion for your records and for professional development credit. No purchase is required and you can create a Niche Academy account if you don't already have one. The certificate will be available for download when you have completed all sections of the tutorial.


Click the link below to download a handout from Jessica's presentation here:
Andragogy 101 Handout.pdf

Click on this link to download the list of references from the presentation:
Reference List.docx 

This is one of a series of Niche Academy Webinars

Jessica A. Curtis

Jessica A. Curtis is an adult reference librarian at the Westerville Public Library in Ohio as well as a graduate instructor for the Kent State University Library iSchool. She is an active member and frequent presenter for the Ohio Library Council. She specializes in creating user-friendly classes for emerging technology and library services. She holds a BA from the Ohio State University and an MLIS from Kent State University. Her book, Teaching Adult Learners: A Guide for Public Librarians, from ABC-CLIO, will be released this summer.

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