TRAINING THE CONDUCTOR Providing Professional Development for Duke University  Instruction Librarians Courtney Mack, MLS I...
Overview of Duke University <ul><li>Enrollment –  13,457 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Undergraduate 6, 340 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
Duke Instruction & Outreach Dept. <ul><li>Created in 2001-2002  </li></ul><ul><li>Staff </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Head of Inst...
Previous  Professional Development <ul><li>Monthly meetings </li></ul><ul><li>June 2007 hosted “ Active Learning in Librar...
Re-Mapping our Trail <ul><li>Re-evaluate approach to professional development. </li></ul><ul><li>Programs and activities t...
<ul><li>Interactive </li></ul><ul><li>Creative </li></ul><ul><li>Accommodating </li></ul>Programmatic   Module Teaching St...
SCENIC ROUTE   Programs & Activities <ul><li>Teaching Seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Fall Instruction Kick-Off </li></ul><ul><...
Teaching Seminar <ul><li>“ Our objective is to turn out Duke’s instruction interns with superior teaching experience and e...
Summer 2007 Teaching Seminar Schedule   Learning Styles: cognition, neurobiology of learning, developmental issues Lisa Re...
Summer 2008 Teaching Seminar Schedule   N/A – Social gathering with library interns in various departments Defining Inform...
Fall Instruction Kick-Off Professional Development Opportunities LibGuides in Blackboard RefWorks / EndNote First-Year Ins...
Information Chat-Sessions 2007-2008   Integrating Instructional Technology into Library Instruction CIT Staff 12:30pm-2:00...
Annual Instruction Retreat <ul><li>Outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>▪  Attendees identified four key projects they would like I&...
End of the Year Celebration <ul><li>A party to show appreciation and serve as morale enhancement </li></ul><ul><li>Certifi...
ALL ABOARD!! Collaboration & Attendance <ul><li>Center for Instructional Technology,  </li></ul><ul><li>Special Collection...
Successes <ul><li>Incorporated skills, resources, and integrated technology within their instruction. </li></ul><ul><li>In...
Challenges & Obstacles <ul><li>Illness & death of Emily Werrell, Head of Instruction & Outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Embracin...
What the Future Holds? <ul><li>New Leadership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diane Harvey, Head of Instruction & Outreach </li></ul...
Adjusting to the New Economy <ul><li>Justification of Attendance/Travel </li></ul><ul><li>Webinars / Online Training </li>...
<ul><li>THE END </li></ul>
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  • Bullet 1 – Under the direction of Tom Wall, the newly Associate University Libraries of Public Services. Tom negotiated this within his contract that Instruction &amp; Outreach served as a separate unit instead of under reference. Bullet 2 – Emily was located on West Campus and Greta was located on East Campus to ensure an instruction presence on each campus. Both worked extensively with faculty encouraging them to sign-up for library instruction and incorporate literacy skills within their courses. They also worked diligently with subject librarians encouraging them to provide library instruction for their departments. Bullet 3 – Funding was made available to hire two instruction interns currently pursuing MLS degrees at the local peer institutions to address the increasing demand for instruction experience preferred for most entry-level positions. With UNC (#1 ranked library school in the nation and NCCU the only HBCU offering MLS program) we had diverse pool of potential candidates for interns. ( speak about the programs – day/night) A few years later, the University Dean (Robert Thompson) provided funding for a two-year fellowship to hire a recent MLS graduate to focus on undergraduate research. In 2007, the dept. received two additional members: myself as the 2006-2008 Diversity Library Fellow selecting instruction &amp; outreach as my specialized area in my 2 nd year, and Sherri Brown a visiting unpaid intern seeking practical experience working in an academic research library.
  • Bullet 1 – provided opportunity for instruction librarians to discuss teaching strategies and methodologies in response to the research needs of its users. Bullet 2 - On 14 June, nine Duke Libraries staff members and colleagues from Furman University, Davidson College, and Johnson C. Smith University met at the Furman University library in Greenville, SC, for a workshop titled &amp;quot;Active Learning in Library Instruction.&amp;quot; The workshop speaker was Trudi Jacobson, a well-known author and lecturer in the field of information literacy. The event was made possible through generous support from the Duke Endowment.
  • Pedagogy – Teaching method: the principle and method of instruction * Strengthening our communication and advertising of programs and activities
  • Mini-Survey was administered to receive feedback on what they were interested in learning more about. List of local &amp; national professional workshops and conferences were provided with dates and registration
  • Held once a month on the same day to accommodate instruction librarian schedule. Some sessions served as a recap session from instruction librarians who attended local and national conferences and workshops
  • Utilize your institution’s resources
  • Served as presenters. Our dept. served as a liaison between CIT and instruction librarians.
  • Training the Conductor

    1. 1. TRAINING THE CONDUCTOR Providing Professional Development for Duke University Instruction Librarians Courtney Mack, MLS Instruction & Outreach Librarian Duke University Libraries
    2. 2. Overview of Duke University <ul><li>Enrollment – 13,457 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Undergraduate 6, 340 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate- 7, 117 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Freshman – 1, 699 </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty – 1,154 </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries – 11 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library Service Center </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Campuses – 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Thompson Writing Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WR20 – 12 students per class </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Duke Instruction & Outreach Dept. <ul><li>Created in 2001-2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Staff </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Head of Instruction – Emily Werrell </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinator of First-Year Instruction – Greta Boers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interns / Fellows </li></ul>
    4. 4. Previous Professional Development <ul><li>Monthly meetings </li></ul><ul><li>June 2007 hosted “ Active Learning in Library Instruction ” workshop at Furman University featuring keynote speaker Trudi E. Jacobson. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Re-Mapping our Trail <ul><li>Re-evaluate approach to professional development. </li></ul><ul><li>Programs and activities to address key issues and trends within library instruction </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Interactive </li></ul><ul><li>Creative </li></ul><ul><li>Accommodating </li></ul>Programmatic Module Teaching Strategies Pedagogy Active Learning Faculty Collaboration Assessment
    7. 7. SCENIC ROUTE Programs & Activities <ul><li>Teaching Seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Fall Instruction Kick-Off </li></ul><ul><li>Information Chat-Sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Instruction Retreat </li></ul><ul><li>End-of-the-Year Instruction Celebration </li></ul>
    8. 8. Teaching Seminar <ul><li>“ Our objective is to turn out Duke’s instruction interns with superior teaching experience and expertise in a competitive professional market. Every team teacher is the intern’s mentor.” </li></ul><ul><li>Greta Boers </li></ul><ul><li>First-Year Instruction Coordinator </li></ul>
    9. 9. Summer 2007 Teaching Seminar Schedule Learning Styles: cognition, neurobiology of learning, developmental issues Lisa Reynolds 12:00pm-1:30pm Tower Room Tuesday August 14 th FY students, UG researchers, G students, faculty- what do they need, what do we need to give them? Hannah Noll 11:30am -1:00pm Breedlove Room   Tuesday August 7 th Communicating with faculty Emily Daly 11:30am-1:30pm Breedlove Room Tuesday July 31 st Disconnect between librarians and students Courtney Mack 11:30am-1:30pm Breedlove Room Monday July 23 rd The librarian in the academy: trainer or educator? Teaching or programming? Greta Boers 11:30am-1:00pm Breedlove Room Monday July 16 th Teaching Methods – “What’s in your toolkit? What’s on the cutting edge? What really works? Sherri Brown 12:00pm-1:30pm Tuesday July 10th Topic Seminar Leader Time and place Day Date
    10. 10. Summer 2008 Teaching Seminar Schedule N/A – Social gathering with library interns in various departments Defining Information Literacy Hannah Rozear & Greta Boers 10:00am-11:30am Lilly Training Rm. Thurs. Aug. 14 th Observe at least one library instruction session Blackboard and LibGuides Emily Daly 10:00am-11:30am Lilly Training Rm. Thurs. Aug. 7 th Construct a sample lesson plan for their WR20 course Active Learning Teaching Methods Courtney Mack 10:00am-11:30am Lilly Training Rm. Wed. July 30 th Select a WR20 course of their interest Lesson Planning Hannah Rozear & Greta Boers 10:00am-11:30am Lilly Training Rm. Thurs. July 24 th Intern Pre-Assignment Topic Seminar Leader Time and place Day Date
    11. 11. Fall Instruction Kick-Off Professional Development Opportunities LibGuides in Blackboard RefWorks / EndNote First-Year Instruction Updates New Instruction Spaces Instructional Technology – Student Response System (iclickers) Outreach Initiatives – Summer and Academic Year Class Recording Software Teaching Triangles Information Literacy Survey / Learning Outcomes Highlights / Updates
    12. 12. Information Chat-Sessions 2007-2008 Integrating Instructional Technology into Library Instruction CIT Staff 12:30pm-2:00pm Tower Room Tuesday Feb. 19 th Establishing Rapport with Students Hannah Noll & Emily Daly 12:30pm-2:00pm Tower Room Tuesday Jan.22 nd Tips and Tricks for Effective Lesson Planning Emily Daly & Greta Boers 12:30pm-2:00pm Tower Room Tuesday Dec. 4 th Wake ‘Em Up! Engaging Students in Library Instruction Courtney Mack 12:30pm-2:00pm Tower Room Tuesday Nov. 6 th Communicating with Faculty Greta Boers 12:30pm-2:00pm Tower Room Tuesday Oct. 9 th Topic Seminar Leader Time and place Day Date
    13. 13. Annual Instruction Retreat <ul><li>Outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>▪ Attendees identified four key projects they would like I&O dept. to integrate into their work </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a menu of students’ learning outcomes. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a short survey that librarians may administer through Blackboard </li></ul><ul><li>Install videotaping capabilities in training rooms for self-evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Develop and maintain a centralized space where resources and information can be shared. </li></ul>Results ▪ Created a list of 17 behaviors essential to effective teaching ▪ Reviewed and discussed elements of various types of class preparation. ▪ Selected behaviors they wished to improve or incorporate in their own teaching. ▪ Recommended I&O dept. to offer opportunities that address teaching competencies. Type ▪ Librarians ▪ Interns / Fellows (current & post MLS graduates) Highlights ▪ Discussed the importance of program evaluation. ▪ Ways in which instruction librarians might integrate assessment and evaluation techniques into their work, both individually through self-assessment activities and programmatically through evaluation of students’ learning outcomes in library sessions. Questions ▪ What does an effective teacher look, sound and act like? ▪ What does effective class preparation look like? ▪ How do we know if we are effective as teachers? ▪ How do we know if our teaching is effective for students? Institutions ▪ Duke University ▪ NC State University ▪ University of North Carolina ▪ NC Central University Yvonne Belanger, Assessment Coordinator Center for Instructional Technology Small group activities ▪ 30 registered attendees Keynote Speaker Activities Participants Reflective Teaching: The Role of Evaluation in Library Instruction March 11, 2008 R. David Thomas Center at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business
    14. 14. End of the Year Celebration <ul><li>A party to show appreciation and serve as morale enhancement </li></ul><ul><li>Certificate of Participation and small gifts </li></ul><ul><li>Peer-to-Peer informal feedback </li></ul>
    15. 15. ALL ABOARD!! Collaboration & Attendance <ul><li>Center for Instructional Technology, </li></ul><ul><li>Special Collection, and International Areas Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Attendance increased </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul>
    16. 16. Successes <ul><li>Incorporated skills, resources, and integrated technology within their instruction. </li></ul><ul><li>Increased collaboration on projects/initiatives, co-teaching, peer-to-peer observation </li></ul><ul><li>Former Instruction Interns/Fellows </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sherri Brown – First-Year English Instruction Librarian, Georgia Tech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lisa Reynolds – Instruction & Outreach Librarian, Lee College </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emily Daly – Instruction & Outreach Librarian, Duke University </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Challenges & Obstacles <ul><li>Illness & death of Emily Werrell, Head of Instruction & Outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Embracing non-traditional teaching and learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>Creatively address tedious topics </li></ul><ul><li>Getting participants to identify or share areas of weakness or shortcomings </li></ul><ul><li>Budget justification </li></ul>
    18. 18. What the Future Holds? <ul><li>New Leadership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diane Harvey, Head of Instruction & Outreach </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Re-Organization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lynne O’Brien, Director of Academic Technology & Instructional Services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Budget Cuts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Term appointments not extended </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Adjusting to the New Economy <ul><li>Justification of Attendance/Travel </li></ul><ul><li>Webinars / Online Training </li></ul><ul><li>Inexpensive conferences/workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Take advantage of your Consortium </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LAUNC-CH </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. <ul><li>THE END </li></ul>

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