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Paper given at LILAC 2011 (http://lilacconference.com/WP/) to explain what LibTeachMeets are, and why they're particularly useful for librarians who are new to teaching.

Paper given at LILAC 2011 (http://lilacconference.com/WP/) to explain what LibTeachMeets are, and why they're particularly useful for librarians who are new to teaching.

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  • Figures taken from ‘Defining our professional future report’ Why/how is the TeachMeet idea applicable to librarians, particularly for IL and ‘new to teaching’? More and more librarians need teaching skills (and like teachers tend to be isolated in their teaching…
  • Figures taken from ‘Defining our professional future report’ Why/how is the TeachMeet idea applicable to librarians, particularly for IL and ‘new to teaching’? More and more librarians need teaching skills (and like teachers tend to be isolated in their teaching…
  • Figures taken from ‘Defining our professional future report’ Why/how is the TeachMeet idea applicable to librarians, particularly for IL and ‘new to teaching’? More and more librarians need teaching skills (and like teachers tend to be isolated in their teaching…
  • … and TeachMeets are good way to help them cheap and quick - don’t need lots of funds to go, or to take lots of leave way to hear lots of different new ideas in short space of time - if you’re new to an area a good way to get the ‘lie of the land’ and not be overloaded with detailed info before you’ve got the basics learning direct from colleagues - hearing what works and what doesn’t at first hand. opportunity to do a very short presentation - important skill in teaching too, breaks you in gently networking, building professional contacts - good way to get support network when you’re new
  • … and TeachMeets are good way to help them cheap and quick - don’t need lots of funds to go, or to take lots of leave way to hear lots of different new ideas in short space of time - if you’re new to an area a good way to get the ‘lie of the land’ and not be overloaded with detailed info before you’ve got the basics learning direct from colleagues - hearing what works and what doesn’t at first hand. opportunity to do a very short presentation - important skill in teaching too, breaks you in gently networking, building professional contacts - good way to get support network when you’re new
  • … and TeachMeets are good way to help them cheap and quick - don’t need lots of funds to go, or to take lots of leave way to hear lots of different new ideas in short space of time - if you’re new to an area a good way to get the ‘lie of the land’ and not be overloaded with detailed info before you’ve got the basics learning direct from colleagues - hearing what works and what doesn’t at first hand. opportunity to do a very short presentation - important skill in teaching too, breaks you in gently networking, building professional contacts - good way to get support network when you’re new
  • … and TeachMeets are good way to help them cheap and quick - don’t need lots of funds to go, or to take lots of leave way to hear lots of different new ideas in short space of time - if you’re new to an area a good way to get the ‘lie of the land’ and not be overloaded with detailed info before you’ve got the basics learning direct from colleagues - hearing what works and what doesn’t at first hand. opportunity to do a very short presentation - important skill in teaching too, breaks you in gently networking, building professional contacts - good way to get support network when you’re new
  • … and TeachMeets are good way to help them cheap and quick - don’t need lots of funds to go, or to take lots of leave way to hear lots of different new ideas in short space of time - if you’re new to an area a good way to get the ‘lie of the land’ and not be overloaded with detailed info before you’ve got the basics learning direct from colleagues - hearing what works and what doesn’t at first hand. opportunity to do a very short presentation - important skill in teaching too, breaks you in gently networking, building professional contacts - good way to get support network when you’re new
  • … and TeachMeets are good way to help them cheap and quick - don’t need lots of funds to go, or to take lots of leave way to hear lots of different new ideas in short space of time - if you’re new to an area a good way to get the ‘lie of the land’ and not be overloaded with detailed info before you’ve got the basics learning direct from colleagues - hearing what works and what doesn’t at first hand. opportunity to do a very short presentation - important skill in teaching too, breaks you in gently networking, building professional contacts - good way to get support network when you’re new
  • NT: what happened at camlibtm II slightly bigger - capacity of 60 more food :) less watching of the clock networking and discussion - bingo, seating format (much better venue) seemed successful - hard to get people to stop talking, people hung around afterwards
  • NT: what happened at camlibtm II slightly bigger - capacity of 60 more food :) less watching of the clock networking and discussion - bingo, seating format (much better venue) seemed successful - hard to get people to stop talking, people hung around afterwards
  • NT: what happened at camlibtm II slightly bigger - capacity of 60 more food :) less watching of the clock networking and discussion - bingo, seating format (much better venue) seemed successful - hard to get people to stop talking, people hung around afterwards

'TeachMeet - librarians learning from each other' / Niamh Tumelty and Katie Birkwood 'TeachMeet - librarians learning from each other' / Niamh Tumelty and Katie Birkwood Presentation Transcript

  • TeachMeet: Librarians learning from each other Niamh Tumelty· @niamhpage | Katie Birkwood · @girlinthe English Faculty Library, University of Cambridge | Cambridge University Library LILAC, Monday 18 April 2011 http://camlibtm.info / info@camlibtm.info Niamh Tumelty· @niamhpage | Katie Birkwood · @girlinthe English Faculty Library, University of Cambridge | Cambridge University Library
  • So, what’s TeachMeet? http:// flic.kr/p/uJVbq
  • So, what’s TeachMeet?
    • An ‘unconference’
      • By teachers, for teachers
    http:// flic.kr/p/uJVbq
  • So, what’s TeachMeet?
    • An ‘unconference’
      • By teachers, for teachers
    • Focussed on sharing ideas
      • Practical, helpful, inspiring
    http:// flic.kr/p/uJVbq
  • So, what’s TeachMeet?
    • An ‘unconference’
      • By teachers, for teachers
    • Focussed on sharing ideas
      • Practical, helpful, inspiring
    • Everyone participates
    http:// flic.kr/p/uJVbq
  • So, what’s TeachMeet?
    • An ‘unconference’
      • By teachers, for teachers
    • Focussed on sharing ideas
      • Practical, helpful, inspiring
    • Everyone participates
    • Everyone learns
    http:// flic.kr/p/uJVbq
  • So, what’s TeachMeet?
    • An ‘unconference’
      • By teachers, for teachers
    • Focussed on sharing ideas
      • Practical, helpful, inspiring
    • Everyone participates
    • Everyone learns
    http:// flic.kr/p/uJVbq
  • Rules http://flic.kr/p/8tYKQ
  • Rules
    • 2- or 7-minute presentations
      • Something you’ve tried yourself
      • No sales pitches
      • And no powerpoint!
    http://flic.kr/p/8tYKQ
  • Rules
    • 2- or 7-minute presentations
      • Something you’ve tried yourself
      • No sales pitches
      • And no powerpoint!
    • Anyone can speak
      • Order chosen at random
      • No hierarchy, no keynotes
    http://flic.kr/p/8tYKQ
  • Rules
    • 2- or 7-minute presentations
      • Something you’ve tried yourself
      • No sales pitches
      • And no powerpoint!
    • Anyone can speak
      • Order chosen at random
      • No hierarchy, no keynotes
    • No obligation to pay attention
      • Can have your own conversation in the corner
    http://flic.kr/p/8tYKQ
  • TeachMeet for Librarians? http://bit.ly/9BBPaB
  • TeachMeet for Librarians?
    • We teach too!
      • 71% use training skills
      • 50% use teaching skills
        • Research by Design (2010) ‘Defining our professional future’
    http://bit.ly/9BBPaB
  • TeachMeet for Librarians?
    • We teach too!
      • 71% use training skills
      • 50% use teaching skills
        • Research by Design (2010) ‘Defining our professional future’
    • We like to share…
      • …but isolated in our teaching
      • …and often lack teacher training
    http://bit.ly/9BBPaB
  • TeachMeet for Librarians? http://flic.kr/p/6FZUkC http://flic.kr/p/8oez64
  • TeachMeet for Librarians?
    • TeachMeet can help:
    http://flic.kr/p/6FZUkC http://flic.kr/p/8oez64
  • TeachMeet for Librarians?
    • TeachMeet can help:
      • Quick and cheap
        • To attend…
        • … and to organise
    http://flic.kr/p/6FZUkC http://flic.kr/p/8oez64
  • TeachMeet for Librarians?
    • TeachMeet can help:
      • Quick and cheap
        • To attend…
        • … and to organise
      • Share ideas
        • What worked? What didn’t?
    http://flic.kr/p/6FZUkC http://flic.kr/p/8oez64
  • TeachMeet for Librarians?
    • TeachMeet can help:
      • Quick and cheap
        • To attend…
        • … and to organise
      • Share ideas
        • What worked? What didn’t?
      • Opportunity to present
    http://flic.kr/p/6FZUkC http://flic.kr/p/8oez64
  • TeachMeet for Librarians?
    • TeachMeet can help:
      • Quick and cheap
        • To attend…
        • … and to organise
      • Share ideas
        • What worked? What didn’t?
      • Opportunity to present
      • Networking
    http://flic.kr/p/6FZUkC http://flic.kr/p/8oez64
  • Cambridge: beginnings http://bit.ly/b2TWqx
  • Cambridge: beginnings
    • Isla Kuhn heard about TeachMeets from some teacher friends
      • She blogged briefly about it
    http://bit.ly/b2TWqx
  • Cambridge: beginnings
    • Isla Kuhn heard about TeachMeets from some teacher friends
      • She blogged briefly about it
    • Lots of other local library folk liked the idea
      • They decided to run with it and see where it went
    http://bit.ly/b2TWqx
  • camlibtm was born http://flic.kr/p/5JnLdn
  • camlibtm was born
    • People met up to discuss ideas
    http://flic.kr/p/5JnLdn
  • camlibtm was born
    • People met up to discuss ideas
    • Agreed some basics
      • Ethos: fun, friendly, welcoming
      • Committed to encouraging new speakers
    http://flic.kr/p/5JnLdn
  • camlibtm was born
    • People met up to discuss ideas
    • Agreed some basics
      • Ethos: fun, friendly, welcoming
      • Committed to encouraging new speakers
    • Capitalising on momentum and contacts from 23 Things Cambridge programme
    http://flic.kr/p/5JnLdn
  • Development of the event http://flic.kr/p/6fXV8W
  • Development of the event
    • August 2010…
      • Opened bookings
      • Self-signup via pbworks wiki
    http://flic.kr/p/6fXV8W
  • Development of the event
    • August 2010…
      • Opened bookings
      • Self-signup via pbworks wiki
    • Started small to see how it would g(r)o(w)
      • Room held a maximum of 50
      • Presentations of 2 or 7 minutes
      • Some built in networking time (at the beginning and half-way through)
      • More relaxed about rules to encourage participation
    http://flic.kr/p/6fXV8W
  • camlibtm I: 27 September 2010 http:// flic.kr/p/ibFGd
  • camlibtm I: 27 September 2010
    • Amazing response!
    http:// flic.kr/p/ibFGd
  • camlibtm I: 27 September 2010
    • Amazing response!
      • Bookings made before we even had a confirmed venue
    http:// flic.kr/p/ibFGd
  • camlibtm I: 27 September 2010
    • Amazing response!
      • Bookings made before we even had a confirmed venue
      • Fully booked well in advance
        • A self-organised waiting list even formed itself!
    http:// flic.kr/p/ibFGd
  • camlibtm I: 27 September 2010
    • Amazing response!
      • Bookings made before we even had a confirmed venue
      • Fully booked well in advance
        • A self-organised waiting list even formed itself!
      • Almost more speakers than could be accommodated.
    http:// flic.kr/p/ibFGd
  • camlibtm I: 27 September 2010
    • Amazing response!
      • Bookings made before we even had a confirmed venue
      • Fully booked well in advance
        • A self-organised waiting list even formed itself!
      • Almost more speakers than could be accommodated.
    • Funding from CILIP East of England & Cambridge Library Group
    http:// flic.kr/p/ibFGd
  • But what did people think?
  • But what did people think?
      • “… an interesting, informative, 
      • fun and friendly evening.”
  • But what did people think?
      • “… an interesting, informative, 
      • fun and friendly evening.”
      • “ I was thrilled that it was so informal and so unhierarchical”
  • But what did people think?
      • “… an interesting, informative, 
      • fun and friendly evening.”
      • “ There was a real variety of presentations, so plenty of food for thought, some of which I took away to look at possibly adopting.”
      • “ I was thrilled that it was so informal and so unhierarchical”
  • But what did people think?? http://flic.kr/p/B7TmB Very useful, sometimes contradictory feedback!
  • But what did people think??
    • Venue
      • Too big / too small
    http://flic.kr/p/B7TmB Very useful, sometimes contradictory feedback!
  • But what did people think??
    • Venue
      • Too big / too small
    • Talks
      • Too long / too short
      • Friendly / too informal
    http://flic.kr/p/B7TmB Very useful, sometimes contradictory feedback!
  • But what did people think??
    • Venue
      • Too big / too small
    • Talks
      • Too long / too short
      • Friendly / too informal
    • When to have it?
      • Weekend / weekday
      • Full day / half day
    http://flic.kr/p/B7TmB Very useful, sometimes contradictory feedback!
  • But what did people think??
    • Venue
      • Too big / too small
    • Talks
      • Too long / too short
      • Friendly / too informal
    • When to have it?
      • Weekend / weekday
      • Full day / half day
    • Networking
      • More please!
    http://flic.kr/p/B7TmB Very useful, sometimes contradictory feedback!
  • camlibtm II: 29 March 2011 http://flic.kr/p/9vVTkx
  • camlibtm II: 29 March 2011
    • We acted on feedback
      • Bigger venue
      • 60 participants
      • More food!
      • Less strict on timings
      • More informal seating
      • More networking
    http://flic.kr/p/9vVTkx
  • camlibtm II: 29 March 2011
    • We acted on feedback
      • Bigger venue
      • 60 participants
      • More food!
      • Less strict on timings
      • More informal seating
      • More networking
    http://flic.kr/p/9vVTkx Funding from Schlumberger Research Centre and the Arcadia Project
  • The idea has spread… http://flic.kr/p/6sK4Hc
  • The idea has spread…
    • Confirmed TeachMeets:
      • Huddersfield , 9 February
      • Newcastle , 4 May
      • Brighton , 25 May
      • Liverpool , 26 May
      • London , 20 June
      • Sheffield , 10 November
    http://flic.kr/p/6sK4Hc
  • The idea has spread…
    • Confirmed TeachMeets:
      • Huddersfield , 9 February
      • Newcastle , 4 May
      • Brighton , 25 May
      • Liverpool , 26 May
      • London , 20 June
      • Sheffield , 10 November
    • Ideas in the pipeline:
      • Oxford, Bournemouth, Leicester…
    http://flic.kr/p/6sK4Hc
  • …and not just to libraries http://flic.kr/p/6sK4Hc
  • …and not just to libraries http://flic.kr/p/6sK4Hc
  • …and not just to libraries
    • TeachMeet Museums (#TMMuseums)
    http://flic.kr/p/6sK4Hc
  • …and not just to libraries
    • TeachMeet Museums (#TMMuseums)
    • Organised by the Digital Learning Network
    http://flic.kr/p/6sK4Hc
  • …and not just to libraries
    • TeachMeet Museums (#TMMuseums)
    • Organised by the Digital Learning Network
    • 4 February at the British Museum
    http://flic.kr/p/6sK4Hc
  • Keep in touch http://flic.kr/p/6fJGQU
  • Keep in touch
    • # LibTeachM is the hashtag for all things LibTeachMeet
    http://flic.kr/p/6fJGQU
  • Keep in touch
    • # LibTeachM is the hashtag for all things LibTeachMeet
      • Individual event tags:
        • #camlibtm, #hudteachmeet, #toonlibtm, #livlibtm, #imeetdmu, #ldnlibtm, #btnlibtm
    http://flic.kr/p/6fJGQU
  • Keep in touch
    • # LibTeachM is the hashtag for all things LibTeachMeet
      • Individual event tags:
        • #camlibtm, #hudteachmeet, #toonlibtm, #livlibtm, #imeetdmu, #ldnlibtm, #btnlibtm
    • LibTeachMeet calendar
      • (Work in progress)
    http://flic.kr/p/6fJGQU
  • Keep in touch
    • # LibTeachM is the hashtag for all things LibTeachMeet
      • Individual event tags:
        • #camlibtm, #hudteachmeet, #toonlibtm, #livlibtm, #imeetdmu, #ldnlibtm, #btnlibtm
    • LibTeachMeet calendar
      • (Work in progress)
    • TeachMeet forum on the LAT Network
    http://flic.kr/p/6fJGQU
  • How to make your own http://flic.kr/p/7QBGb9
  • How to make your own
    • Get some friends together
      • (Or people you’ve only ever met on Twitter/blogs)
    http://flic.kr/p/7QBGb9
  • How to make your own
    • Get some friends together
      • (Or people you’ve only ever met on Twitter/blogs)
    • Have a glass of wine
      • (Or some chips, or some cake…)
    http://flic.kr/p/7QBGb9
  • How to make your own
    • Get some friends together
      • (Or people you’ve only ever met on Twitter/blogs)
    • Have a glass of wine
      • (Or some chips, or some cake…)
    • Select a date, time, venue
    http://flic.kr/p/7QBGb9
  • How to make your own
    • Get some friends together
      • (Or people you’ve only ever met on Twitter/blogs)
    • Have a glass of wine
      • (Or some chips, or some cake…)
    • Select a date, time, venue
    • Tell people about it
      • And hunt down some funding
    http://flic.kr/p/7QBGb9
  • How to make your own
    • Get some friends together
      • (Or people you’ve only ever met on Twitter/blogs)
    • Have a glass of wine
      • (Or some chips, or some cake…)
    • Select a date, time, venue
    • Tell people about it
      • And hunt down some funding
    • Have fun!
    http://flic.kr/p/7QBGb9
  • TeachMeet: Librarians learning from each other Niamh Tumelty· @niamhpage | Katie Birkwood · @girlinthe English Faculty Library, University of Cambridge | Cambridge University Library LILAC, Monday 18 April 2011 http://camlibtm.info / info@camlibtm.info Niamh Tumelty· @niamhpage | Katie Birkwood · @girlinthe English Faculty Library, University of Cambridge | Cambridge University Library
  • TeachMeet: Librarians learning from each other Niamh Tumelty· @niamhpage | Katie Birkwood · @girlinthe English Faculty Library, University of Cambridge | Cambridge University Library LILAC, Monday 18 April 2011 http://camlibtm.info / info@camlibtm.info Niamh Tumelty · @niamhpage | Katie Birkwood · @girlinthe English Faculty Library, University of Cambridge | Cambridge University Library Niamh Tumelty · @niamhpage Katie Birkwood · @girlinthe
  • TeachMeet: Librarians learning from each other Niamh Tumelty· @niamhpage | Katie Birkwood · @girlinthe English Faculty Library, University of Cambridge | Cambridge University Library LILAC, Monday 18 April 2011 http://camlibtm.info / info@camlibtm.info Niamh Tumelty · @niamhpage | Katie Birkwood · @girlinthe English Faculty Library, University of Cambridge | Cambridge University Library