At ALA Annual 2019 in Washington, D.C., the Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) will host a preconference exploring how libraries of all types can best serve adult learners. We are seeking volunteer panelists for this program. Three sessions will explore different aspects of libraries’ service to this community. If you are interested in presenting, please submit an abstract (of no more than 150 words) indicating in which session you would be interested in participating and explaining what you would plan to present. Please also include the name of the library location where you work. Please submit your abstract by January 25th, 2019 via email to the respective committee member indicated below.
Abstracts will be reviewed by the LIRT Adult Learners Committee. Finalists will be notified by February 15th, 2019.
- First-hand perspectives of adult learners in digital learning environments as well as strategies librarians can employ to develop these learners’ research skills
- Methods for designing lesson plans and learning activities for adult learners
- Tactics for engaging adult patrons through successful programming and marketing strategies.
This preconference will be of interest to librarians in both public and academic libraries as well as librarians working in any setting with adult learners. The preconference will include speakers from a variety of library settings, sharing their perspective on supporting adult learners. Refreshments will be provided.