Well, here we go again.
This time the culprit’s an article in the brand-spankin’ new issue of College & Research Libraries (who, ironically enough, recently published a little credo about raising the stakes for research done in the profession) entitled “Learning Style Dimensions and Professional Characteristics of Academic Librarians“:
The article’s question:
Do librarians with different characteristics, such as type of work responsibilities or age, have different learning styles?
In the classroom setting, learning styles need not be used to prescriptively modifylearning materials or attempt to match learning plans to specific individuals, but insteadas a framework by which educators can understand the diversity of their students andby which individuals can reflect on their own tendencies in teaching and learning. Bothself-awareness and awareness of others’ potential differences can enhance teaching andlearning. Specifically, learning style assessments may encourage librarian-teachers torecognize when an alternative teaching style is desirable and to expand their teachingstyle to accommodate a larger variety of learning styles.