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Experiential Library : Transforming Academic and Research Libraries Through the Power of Experiential
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The Experiential Library: Transforming Academic and Research Libraries through the Power of Experiential Learning features contributions—in a relatively conversational, practical, and "how-to" format—from various academic libraries across broad educational levels that have implemented programs, services, or resources that exploit experiential learning theories and methods. As academic libraries and academic librarians are seeking ways to transform services to their primary clientele and create collaborative synergies within their institutions, this timely book suggests unique and exciting ways to add experiential learning to their more traditional services and resources.
Ranging from service learning activities that "take the library out of the library," to unique experiential approaches such as mindfulness meditation and group drumming, the book is a one-stop-shop for libraries looking to expand their repertoire. As an example, the book features a contribution from a library that transformed a low-use space into a mindfulness meditation room, where students can integrate quiet meditation into their busy study and researching lives. Librarians and educators wishing to learn more about the connections between experiential learning-experiential education and academic libraries would benefit from the advice from authors in this book.
- Covers experiential learning for academic and research libraries
- Presents diverse aspects of experiential learning in academic libraries across the spectrum of educational levels
- Offers a one-stop-shop for librarians keen on bringing experiential learning to their institutions
- Adds to current conversations in both LIS and experiential learning, enabling further synergies