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February 24, 2018 - An Introduction to Learning Theories: Using Theory to Support People and Communities

Audience: Librarians

Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018

Registration begins at 8 a.m.
Workshop starts at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at 12 p.m.

Location: Overland Park SLIM Site, 8400 W 110th St Suite 150, Overland Park, KS

Cost: $50 per person


An Introduction to Learning Theories: Using Theory to Support People and Communities


As librarians, our jobs typically require us to work with people on a day-to-day basis. Many of our responsibilities
include helping people find information, showing them how to use a new technology tool, and connecting them to resources. These responsibilities often find us in the rold of teacher, coach, and/or facilitator.
Knowing how people learn can help us grow as librarians and better serve our communities. This workshop will
include overviews of the following learning theories: Andragogy, Constructivism and Motivational theory.
Attendees will leave the workshop with practical ideas for applying theories of learning in one-on-one interactions
with patrons and in library programming.



The workshop will be led by Lauren Hays, MLS. Lauren Hays is the Instructional and Research Librarian at
MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS. Currently, she is in a doctoral program and her dissertation is titled "Academic Librarians' Teacher Identity Development Through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: A Mixed Methods Study." She expects to graduate in May 2018. Additionally, she is currently 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.


For more information, contact:
Lauren Hays
Department of SLIM
Emporia State University


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The workshop registration fee is non-refundable.

However, if circumstances make it necessary for the university to cancel the workshop, your registration fee will be refunded.