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Lifelong Learning in Public Libraries Principles, Programs, and People by Donna L. Gilton

Lifelong Learning in Public Libraries Principles, Programs, and People


Lifelong Learning in Public Libraries Principles, Programs, and People by Donna L. Gilton

This book demonstrates that public librarians can promote learning by combining the elements of Information Literacy Instruction (ILI) with traditional practices of public libraries. It not only provides background on ILI and current developments in public library instruction, it also examines educational theories and practices derived from a variety of fields and translates the theories and practices into a well-coordinated plan for libraries to follow. It encourages librarians to rethink practices to incorporate the principles of ILI and will enable public librarians to extend and enrich their instruction on information use.


This is a thoroughly researched overview, providing the foundation to develop a strategy rather than the practical details needed to execute it. American Libraries

About the Author

Donna L. Gilton is professor at the University of Rhode Island where she has taught reference and information services, information literacy, multiculturalism in libraries, comparative and international librarianship, the history of the book, and courses in business, humanities, and social sciences reference for the last 20 years. She has served as a children's librarian at the Boston Public Library, the head librarian at the Belize Teacher's College, and a business reference librarian at Western Kentucky University and Pennsylvania State University. Gilton is the author of Multicultural and Ethnic Children's Literature in the United States (Scarecrow, 2007).

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Publication date

15th March 2012


Donna L. Gilton

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Scarecrow Press


252 pages


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