Friday, January 24, 2014

Gearing Up For Lifelong Learning: a training for trainors



As part of the staff training program for the current academic year, the Libraries conducted a training-workshop entitled “Gearing Up for Lifelong Learning: A Training for Trainors” last January 10, 2014 at the EDC Multipurpose Hall, 13th floor of the Henry Sy, Sr. Hall. Participants were librarians from the De La Salle Philippines (DLSP) schools.

Dr. Rochelle Irene G. Lucas, Vice Dean of Br. Andrew Gonzalez College of Education, was invited as guest speaker to talk about “Librarians as Teachers: Learning the Basics”. She discussed topics on effective classroom management, characteristics of adult learners and how they learn best, and teaching methods and strategies that can be used to engage them more in the learning process.

Using their laptops and handheld devices, the participants were trained on mastering selected electronic databases the Libraries is subscribed to. Representatives from EBSCO Discovery Service, ProQuest, Gale, OECD Library, LexisNexis, Ebrary, and Turnitin presented the features of the databases and provided a tutorial on how to efficiently use their functionalities.

The specific objectives of this training-workshop are as follows: (1) To enable librarians to effectively handle information literacy classes/sessions using practical classroom and behavior management approach, including the development of learning tools, pertinent to the scope of learning identified in the Information Literacy Program (ILP) of the participating libraries; (2) To acquaint librarians with the special features and navigation of selected electronic databases, hence, equipping them with the necessary skills in teaching such useful search strategies to their constituent learners.

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