Psychology for Librarians

Psychology for Librarians

Study Cycle: 1

Lectures: 30

Seminars: 15

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 5

Lecturer(s): red. prof. dr. Novak Zabukovec Vlasta

Content

• The influence of developmental characteristics in transmission of sources and information
o the role of developmental characteristics in library and information environment (preschool children, school children, adolescents, adults, older people)
• Psychology of learning and education
o Constructivist approach to learning and the role of librarian
o Development of skills, habits and knowledge
o Learning environment and development of competencies
o Lifelong learning
• Psychology of personality, characteristics of a person, behavior in searching and applying information
o Information needs and behavior in the process of satisfying information needs
o Role of personality in a process of searching information
? Personality traits
? Abilities
? Character and temperament
• Social communication context
o Communication in library and information setting
o Users groups
o Librarian – user communication
o Communication among librarians
• Work and organization psychology
o Work characteristics
o Work motivation, efficiency and work satisfaction
o Stress on work and coping strategies