Tutor profile: Pamela R.
Subject: Library and Information Science
What is the outlook for librarian jobs?
The Occupational Outlook Handbook from the Bureau of Labor of Statistics states the projected employment of librarians from 2019 to 2029 is a growth rate of five percent. That is faster than the average growth for all occupations. Approximately 13,800 new library jobs per year are predicted through 2029. Candidates who are adept with the technologies used in libraries have the best chance at being hired for one of these jobs.
How do I begin my research on a topic for a term paper?
When you begin to research a topic for a paper or article and are preparing to search a database, it is important to identify your topic and break it down into the most important elements or keywords. The keywords are used to conduct the search of a database. Once you have identified your keywords, the Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) are used to create search strings for searching the database. Boolean searching is a system of showing relationships between sets of words using the operators. It is helpful for searching indexes, catalogues, databases, and search engines. The Boolean operator AND narrows the search by combining two or more terms. The more terms, the narrower the search with fewer results. The Boolean NOT eliminates all results containing a specific word. It excludes words from a search. The Boolean operator OR broadens the search by adding additional search terms.
Name the three learning styles and appropriate methods for teaching each type of learner.
The three learning styles are visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. A visual learner will be most successful learning, understanding, and remembering things by seeing examples of what it is they are learning. That could include pictures, charts, graphs, and flash cards. The student may find that taking notes, using different ink colors for studying different topics, and even drawing diagrams or pictures. An auditory learner is most comfortable learning by active listening and hearing. They can remember things they hear more easily than something they see or feel. The student may prefer to listen to a lecture or participate in a discussion to absorb the information being given. Their brain retains more from the spoken word than from reading a text. Audio books, speeches, lectures, and discussions are most helpful for the auditory learner to grasp the information being presented. Kinesthetic learners learn by physically doing. Also known as tactile learning, these students learn through touching, moving, and feeling. They retain more through hands-on activities, role playing, lab classes, science experiments, and field trips. They benefit from short study periods that involve activities to reinforce the topic being presented.
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