An issue currently facing many academic librarians involves the challenge of designing information literacy instruction for nontraditional students, particularly adult learners. Increasingly, adults are enrolling in college later in life to complete undergraduate degrees. Because information literacy instructional research and instructional methods commonly focus on traditional students, academic librarians struggle to design information literacy instruction that meets the needs of this more mature population. This article examines information literacy instructional design basics, characteristics of adult learners and adult learning theory, as well as presents examples for designing information literacy instruction for adult students.
"Designing Information Literacy Instruction for Adult Learners,"
The Christian Librarian: Vol. 58
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/tcl/vol58/iss1/7