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Adult education concepts in library professional development activities

Ramirose Ilene Attebury (University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, USA)

New Library World

ISSN: 0307-4803

Article publication date: 11 May 2015

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this review is to survey the literature addressing the professional development of academic librarians in the context of adult education principles.

Design/methodology/approach

This article is a literature review.

Findings

The review reveals that among those activities incorporating concepts from the adult education field andragogy, transformational learning, communities of practice and instructional design are most prevalent.

Originality/value

To date, no other literature review considers adult education concepts in professional development of academic librarians.

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Citation

Attebury, R.I. (2015), "Adult education concepts in library professional development activities", New Library World, Vol. 116 No. 5/6, pp. 302-315. https://doi.org/10.1108/NLW-08-2014-0100

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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