Teaching the teachers: Library instruction through professional development courses

Cynthia Akers, Nanette Martin, Terri Summey

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A team of three public services librarians at Emporia State University, KS, describes the process of teaching professional development courses to academic faculty, staff, and graduate assistants over the course of 2 years. Classes offered for university pass/fail credit were planned, advertised, and taught, with emphasis on various electronic databases. Tables illustrate the increase in total library instruction, due partially to the favorable reactions of university faculty who participated in these courses. The positive image of the library across the campus has been enhanced through the continued involvement of librarians as teachers and facilitators of learning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-221
Number of pages7
JournalResearch Strategies
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - 2000


  • Library instruction
  • Professional development
  • Public relations
  • Staff development

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