The first conference session we’re highlighting from this year’s MLA/DLA conference is “Adults as Learners” which will be presented by next year’s ACRL-MD Vice President, Kimberly Miller.
Her program will discuss how we can apply what we know about how people learn to shed new light on building strong library learning environments. After considering how typical professional development, programming, or instruction aligns with assumptions about adults as learners, attendees will learn about concepts central to adult learning theories before applying the theories to designing programming or training at their libraries.
This program can benefit anyone involved in academic libraries, but an increased understanding of adult learning could benefit many public and special librarians too. Plus the session will be a great opportunity to learn more about what exciting things ACRL-MD leaders are doing!