What is User Education?
Also known as:
- give library orientation tours
- teach workshops at your library
- teach library research skills
- instruct a class of students or a group of users on using library resources
- are involved in curriculum planning for information retrieval skills
- create tutorials or use other instructional technologies to teach library research skills
...YOU are involved in user education and should consider joining LUERT!
What Does LUERT Do?
- Provides a forum for all Wisconsin librarians interested in user education.
- Assists libraries in developing a philosophy behind user education services.
- Advances library instruction in all types of libraries for all users.
- Initiates or sponsors knowledge and understanding of user education activities.
- Explores the application and impact of new technology on user education services.
- Promotes the awareness of the role of user education services.
- Cooperates with other Wisconsin Library Association (WLA) sections, divisions and round tables in planning and implementing user education services.
Reasons You Should Join LUERT:
- To help shape the library user education programs offered at WLA conferences, including the general fall conference and annual division conferences.
- To learn from each other how we educate our users, across library types.
- To help shape library user education services, such as information literacy initiatives.
Who Can Join LUERT?
- LUERT membership is open to any WLA member. As a new or renewing member, you can choose it as one of the two sections/round tables included with your dues or you may add it as an additional section for only $5.
How Can You Join?
- Simply check the LUERT on your WLA membership form and send it to the WLA office.