Below is the bibliography used by the Gail Borden Public Library District for their course materials development. 


Biech, E. (2014). ASTD handbook: The definitive reference for training & development (2nd ed.). Alexandria, VA: ASTD Press.

Clark, R. (2014). Evidence-based training methods: A guide for training professionals (2nd ed.). Alexandria, Va.: ASTD Press.

Dirksen, J. (2015). Design for how people learn (2nd ed.). Berkeley, California: New Riders.

Farmer, L. (2011). Instructional design for librarians and information professionals. New York, New York: Neal-Schuman.

Knowles, M. S.(1975). Self-directed learning: A guide for learners and teachers. Englewood Cliffs: Cambridge Adult education.

Knowles, M. S. (2015). The adult learner: The definitive classic in adult education and human resource development (8th ed.). New York, NY: Routledge.

Merriam, S. B., & Bierema, L. L. (2014). Adult learning: Linking theory and practice. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Mezirow, J. (1991). Transformative dimensions of adult learning. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Phillips, P. (2010). ASTD handbook of measuring and evaluating training. Alexandria, Va.: ASTD Press.

Stachokas, G. (2014). After the book: Information services for the twenty-first century. Chandos Publishing.



Blackburn, H., & Hays, L. (2014). Classroom Management and the Librarian. Education Libraries, 37(1-2), 23-32.

Database: Library Literature and Information Sciences  Date Accessed: July 30, 2015

Classroom Management and the Librarian.pdf

Caruth, G. (2014). Learning How to Learn: A Six Point Model for Increasing Student Engagement. Online Submission,

Database ERIC  Date Accessed July 30, 2015

Learn How to Learn.pdf

Chen, J. C. (2014). Teaching Nontraditional Adult Students: Adult Learning Theories in Practice. Teaching In Higher Education, 19(4), 406-418 

Database Academic Search Complete  Date Accessed: August 3, 2015

Teaching Nontraditional Adult Students.pdf

Foote, L. S. (2015). Transformational Learning: Reflections of an Adult Learning Story. Adult Learning, 26(2), 84-86. 

Database Academic Search Complete  Date Accessed: August 6, 2015

Transformational Learning.pdf

Foster, M., & Helbling, K. (2015). Is Your Library Serving Adult Learners?. Library Journal, 140(11), 18-19.

Database Academic Search Complete  Date Accessed: August 3, 2015

Is Your Library Serving Adult Learners.pdf

Gilstrap, D. (2013). Why Do We Teach? Adult Learning Theory in Professional Standards as a Basis for Curriculum Development. College and Research Libraries, 501-518.

Database Academic Search Complete  Date Accessed: July 22, 2015

Why Do We Teach.pdf

Jacobs, G. E., Castek, J., Pizzolato, A., Reder, S., & Pendell, K. (2014). Production and Consumption: A Closer Look at Adult Digital Literacy Acquisition. Journal Of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 57(8), 624-627.

Database ERIC Date Accessed: July 31, 2015

Production and Consumption.pdf

Lewis, D. (2015). Inventing the Electronic University. College & Research Libraries, 76(3), 296-309. doi:10.5860/crl.76.3.296

Database Academic Search Complete Date Accessed: July 31, 2015

Inventing The Electronic University.pdf

Newman, M. (2014). Transformative Learning: Mutinous Thoughts Revisited. Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal Of Research And Theory, 64(4), 345-355.

Database Academic Search Complete Date Accessed: July 31, 2015

Transformative Learning Mutinous Thoughts Revisted.pdf

Nohl, A. (2015). Typical Phases of Transformative Learning: A Practice-Based Model. Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal Of Research And Theory, 65(1), 35-49.

Database Academic Search Complete Date Accessed: July 31, 2015

Typical Phases of Transformation Learning.pdf

Phetteplace, E., & Spina, C. (2014). Finding, Evaluating, and Sharing New Technology. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 53(3), 217-220

Database Academic Search Complete  Date Accessed: August 3, 2015

Finding, Evaluating and Sharing New Technology.pdf

Scales, B., Nicol, E., & Johnson, C. (2014). Redesigning Comprehensive Library Tutorials. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 242-252

Database Academic Search Complete  Date Accessed: August 6, 2015

Redesigning Comprehensive Library Tutorials.pdf

Sogunro, O. A. (2015). Motivating Factors for Adult Learners in Higher Education. International Journal Of Higher Education, 4(1), 22-37

Database Academic Search Complete  Date Accessed: August 6, 2015

Motivating Factors for Adult Higher Education.pdf

Tewell, E. C. (2014). What stand-up comedians teach us about library instruction. College & Research Libraries News, 75(1), 28-30

Database Academic Search Complete  Date Accessed: August 3, 2015

What Stand-Up Teach Us.pdf

Volkom, M. V., Stapley, J. C., & Amaturo, V. (2014). Revisiting the Digital Divide: Generational Differences in Technology Use in Everyday Life. North American Journal Of Psychology, 16(3), 557-574

Database Academic Search Complete  Date Accessed: July 30, 2015

Revisiting the Digital Divide.pdf

Ward, B. (2015). Deconstructing technological literacy: Opening A Window to Problem Solving. Technology & Engineering Teacher, 74(5), 18-22.

Database Academic Search Complete  Date Accessed: July 30, 2015

Deconstructing Technological Literacy.pdf

Webb, K., & Hoover, J. (2015). Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in the Academic Library: A Methodology for Mapping Multiple Means of Representation in Library Tutorials. College & Research Libraries, 76(4), 537-553.

Database Academic Search Complete  Date Accessed: July 30, 2015

Universal Design For Learning (UDL) in the Academic Library.pdf



ATD Association For Talent Development

ATD’s mission is to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace by providing content in the form of research, books, webcasts, events and educational programs.  ATD is the worlds largest association providing training and development.  Membership is required.  ATD professional membership starts at  $229/year.

ELearning Industry

ELearning Industry is an online community of professionals participating in the eLearning industry. ELearning contains a collection of articles,  concepts, and software available to the eLearning Industry.  The site is free to use.


GCFLearn Free assists millions of users from around the world to learn essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st Century.  Offering over 125 million tutorials covering topics from Microsoft office, and email to technology, math, reading and everyday life.  GCFLearn is a free site with no fees.


DigitalLearn is a Public Library Association creation made available through an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant that supports digital literacy and training. They offer self-direct tutorials and a community forum for digital literacy trainers to share information.

Infed is a free site provided by the YMCA George Williams College. is a great place to explore the theory and practice of informal education, community learning and development, social pedagogy, and life learning.

Instructional Design

A free site providing information on the principles of instructional design and its relationship to teaching and learning.  The site provides resources that assist users in the analysis of learning needs and the development of learning materials.

Instructional Design Models and Methods

Instructional Design Central (IDC) is a great place for information and resources for Instructional Design Professionals.  The Models and Methods page provides detailed information on 9 models of instructional design.  These 9 models allow the Instructional Designer to determine which model best fits their design task and assist them in breaking down the task into manageable pieces.

ISTE Professional Learning Network

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is a nonprofit organization connecting educators with peers to enable the sharing of knowledge and ideas.   Membership is required for either an individual or an institutional level.  ISTE's goal is to” empower connected learners in a connected world.”

Michigan State University- Learning Design and Technology

LearnDat is a free site provided by Michigan State University designed to assist users in the building and teaching of online courses.   Resources include information to help users develop, design, run and fine-tune course offerings.  


Techboomers launched in 2015 and is a free educational website designed to teach older adults and other inexperienced Internet users. introduces users to new websites and internet-based applications.  Techboomers uses an easily navigated directory, free video and article tutorials and on-site product alerts.

TechSoup For Libraries

TechSoup has the products you need to maximize your technology services to your community. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your public access computers, seeking new software, or looking for a way to keep your technology secure, TechSoup’s library technology donations can help you make it happen. They also offer free webinars and events on a variety of topics regarding technology in libraries on a regular basis. 

The Learning Guild

The goal of the Learning Guild is to build a community for e-learning professionals to share their knowledge, expertise and experience.  The Learning Guild is a member driven organization providing information, tools and technologies for management and development of online instruction.  Some of the information is available for free, while online forums or mini courses are available with a fee and membership levels ranging from the associate level to the premium level.