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1 Revised WE :55 EST Created TH Lesson 01c. Learning Preferences / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 1/18 Lesson 01c Learning Preferences

2 Revised WE :55 EST Created TH Lesson 01c. Learning Preferences / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 2/18 Please go to Full Screen mode now (Click your right mouse button, select “Full Screen” from the menu)

3 Revised WE :55 EST Created TH Lesson 01c. Learning Preferences / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 3/18 Lesson 01c Your Learning Preferences as an Employee at Evansdale Library A Self-Paced Module in the Instructional Project Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together: Using Computer-Based Instruction for Training Employees at a University Research Library

4 Revised WE :55 EST Created TH Lesson 01c. Learning Preferences / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 4/18 Contents of this lesson Review of past learning Learning Objectives Learning Preferences Recap and a look ahead Your response to the lesson

5 Revised WE :55 EST Created TH Lesson 01c. Learning Preferences / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 5/18 Review of past learning In Lesson 01a, you gained an overview of the process of your instruction within the library environment, as well as some basics about library objectives, payroll schedules, etc. In Lesson 01b, you were “introduced” to the staff with whom you will be working

6 Revised WE :55 EST Created TH Lesson 01c. Learning Preferences / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 6/18 Where you are in the instructional sequence General Context of Student Assistant Library Work L1 Your Learning Experience as a Student Library Assistant in Circulation Services at Evansdale Library / Assess / Discuss L2 Performance Expectations for Student Assistants / Assess / Discuss L3 Library Resources / Assess / Discuss Maintaining the Integrity of the Physical Collections L4 A Virtual Tour of the Library / Assess / Discuss / Task Perf. 1 / Assess / Discuss L5 Call Number Classification / Assess / Discuss / LC Easy / Task Perf. 2 / Assess / Discuss L6 Retrieving Stacks Items / Assess / Discuss / Task Perf. 3 / Assess / Discuss L7 Straightening Shelves of Items / Assess / Discuss / Task Perf. 4 / Assess / Discuss L8 Shelving Items / Assess / Discuss / Task Perf. 5 / Assess / Discuss L9 Visually Scanning Items for Call Number Consistency / Assess / Discuss / Task Perf. 6 / Assess / Discuss L10 Physical Item Searches / Assess / Discuss / Task Perf. 7 / Assess / Discuss L11 Reconfiguring the Collections / Assess / Discuss / Task Perf. 8 / Assess / Discuss Public Service and System Functions L12 What’s What behind the Circulation Desk / Assess / Discuss / Task Perf. 9 / Assess / Discuss L13 Standard Operations at the Circulation Desk / Assess / Discuss / Task Perf. 10 / Assess / Discuss L14 Introduction to the Endeavor Voyager System / Assess / Discuss L15 Voyager Circulation Module: Interface and Patron Records / Assess / Discuss / Task Perf. 11 / Assess / Discuss L16 Voyager Circulation Module: Discharging Items / Assess / Discuss / Task Perf. 12 / Assess / Discuss L17 Voyager Circulation Module: Charging Items / Assess / Discuss / Task Perf. 13 / Assess / Discuss L18 Voyager Circulation Module: Item Records / Assess / Discuss / Task Perf. 14 / Assess / Discuss L19 Course Reserves / Assess / Discuss / Task Perf. 15 / Assess / Discuss L20 Using the Wireless Laptop Computers, CD Players, and Associated Equipment / Assess / Discuss / Task Perf. 16 / Assess / Discuss L21 Using the Pharos System Print Controller, Printers, Copiers, Digital Sender, and Value-Add Service Machine / Assess / Discuss / Task Perf. 17 / Assess / Discuss L22 Using the MountainLynx Electronic Catalog / Assess / Discuss / Task Perf. 18 / Assess / Discuss L23 Supervising the Use of the Electronic Classroom Computers / Assess / Discuss / Task Perf. 19 / Assess / Discuss L24 How to Help Library Users / Assess / Discuss / Task Perf. 20 / Assess / Discuss L25 Working with Microform and Government Documents / Assess / Discuss / Task Perf. 21 / Assess / Discuss

7 Revised WE :55 EST Created TH Lesson 01c. Learning Preferences / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 7/18 Learning Objectives for this lesson To introduce you to the concept of learning preferences To discover one measure of your own learning preferences

8 Revised WE :55 EST Created TH Lesson 01c. Learning Preferences / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 8/18 After experiencing this lesson, you will… Better understand how learning preferences affect the learning process Know a little more about your own “style” of learning

9 Revised WE :55 EST Created TH Lesson 01c. Learning Preferences / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 9/18 Sections of this lesson This brief sub-lesson has one (1) section: §1.10 Learning preferences Ok, let’s begin …

10 Revised WE :55 EST Created TH Lesson 01c. Learning Preferences / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 10/18 § 1.10 Learning Preferences

11 Revised WE :55 EST Created TH Lesson 01c. Learning Preferences / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 11/18 Learning preferences In educational theory, the manner in which a person learns something is called a learning preference or style People learn in many different ways Often, the way or strategy for learning something may depend upon what is to be learned (e.g., whether it is the content of a textbook chapter, a physical skill such as soccer, or an appreciation of a painting) A style is not fixed and rigid, and may change over time

12 Revised WE :55 EST Created TH Lesson 01c. Learning Preferences / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 12/18 Learning preferences (2/4) A “learning preference” serves as a guideline to instructors that indicates which means (visual, auditory, etc.) you are more apt to use to learn In learning library information and tasks, you may prefer to learn by reading, listening, viewing graphics or animations, watching how it is done, or actually doing the task yourself There is no “one right way” for learning

13 Revised WE :55 EST Created TH Lesson 01c. Learning Preferences / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 13/18 Learning preferences (3/4) We want to take your own learning preferences into consideration as we deliver instruction to you To do this, we need to know a little about how you learn To gather this information, we have selected the VARK (Visual, Aural, Read/Write, Kinesthetic) online questionnaire for you to use This questionnaire is simple and easy to use The VARK web site has informative descriptions of learning preferences

14 Revised WE :55 EST Created TH Lesson 01c. Learning Preferences / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 14/18 Learning preferences (4/4) You can access the full web site after this lesson by clicking on the “Additional Resources” link below the lessons matrix of the Homepage Select “VARK Learning Styles site” VARK is just one of many kinds of learning preference inventories used by educators

15 Revised WE :55 EST Created TH Lesson 01c. Learning Preferences / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 15/18 Recap and a look ahead Thank you for your participation in experience Lesson 01c You have now been introduced to the concept of learning preferences The link on the last slide of this lesson will connect you to the VARK web site Once there, you will respond to a brief learning questionnaire Please proceed to the next slide

16 Revised WE :55 EST Created TH Lesson 01c. Learning Preferences / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 16/18 Recap (2/2) We will take the results into consideration when planning the kinds of training that you will receive In Lesson 02, you will learn more about your tasks and responsibilities Please proceed to the next slide

17 Revised WE :55 EST Created TH Lesson 01c. Learning Preferences / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 17/18 Learning preferences inventory To assist us in devising a more effective and individualized instruction for you, please follow the link on the next slide to the VARK web site, complete the VARK Questionnaire, and… Print the results and give them to your supervisor The results will be kept confidential and will constitute only one among many factors that we will consider in our instruction and supervision with you

18 Revised WE :55 EST Created TH Lesson 01c. Learning Preferences / Bringing Learners and Library Skills Together Copyright © by A. David Roth | Evansdale Library, West Virginia University 18/18 Learning preferences inventory (2/2) Please access the VARK website nowVARK After you have completed the inventory and printed a copy for your supervisor, please consult with a staff member before going on to Lesson 02


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