PCI Webinar with Lauren Hays
Learning in the Library Through Experiences
Competency: Library Management Competencies
Sub-Category: Staff Training and Development
Libraries are places where people engage in experiences, such as those created by makerspaces, storytime, gaming, and cooking classes. For library users to get the most out of these services and resources, underpinning the offerings with the theory of experiential learning is important. Developed by David A. Kolb, experiential learning consists of four parts that can be applied to any new program or service to help library users learn and grow.
In this interactive and informative program, Lauren will explain experiential learning and how it can apply in libraries. Attendees will leave the session with practical ideas for applying experiential learning in their day-to-day work.
- After this webinar, participants will be able to:
Explore the theory of experiential learning
Identify ways to apply experiential learning in their library
Develop ideas for teaching through experiential learning
Lauren Hays — Biography
Lauren Hays is the Instructional and Research Librarian at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS. Currently, she is in a doctoral program and expects to graduate in May 2018. Additionally, she is co-editing a book on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) for academic librarians.
She is passionate about teaching and learning and desires to help librarians develop in their instructor/facilitator skills. More specifically, her professional interests include teaching, SoTL, information literacy, educational technology, Library and Information Science education, teacher identity, and faculty development. On a personal note, she loves dogs, traveling, and home.