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How to teach what you don't know
How to teach what you don't know
How to teach what you don't know
How to teach what you don't know
How to teach what you don't know
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How to teach what you don't know

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We’ve all been there, a class on LinkedIn, a question about eReaders, or hands-on assistance with a database. When working in libraries, staff will often have to teach what they don’t know. This …

We’ve all been there, a class on LinkedIn, a question about eReaders, or hands-on assistance with a database. When working in libraries, staff will often have to teach what they don’t know. This presentation will provide practical tips for making it through the anxiety of teaching outside one’s comfort zone.

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  • Chances are you learned a lot from your research and you will be able to answer most of the questions\nLet students know you will be happy to get back to them with an answer\nLet other students answer the questions\n
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  • See what other libraries are doing. Get copies newsletters to see what libraries are offering. Ask for their handouts. Check library websites. Many will post their handouts online.\n
  • lab: step-by-step; takes longer to get concepts covered; can be 2 hours long\nlecture: based on principles; can move more quickly; informal; can be an hour long\n
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  • Morningstar\ntry contacting vendors directly you never know if they'll say yes unless you ask.\nApple Store\nMany vendors will come out to the library to do a class while others will set up online webinars for staff and patrons\n\nPartner with local experts. We are partnering with Harper College and their Professional Development Center. They offer classes on LinkedIn and will come to the library \n
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    • 1. How to Teach What You Dont Know Kristine Kenney, MLIS Information Services Manager, Palatine Public Library kkenney@palatinelibrary.org
    • 2. “To begin with the end in mindmeans to start with a clearunderstanding of your destination. Itmeans to know where you’regoing...so that the steps you take arealways in the right direction.”Stephen CoveyThe Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
    • 3. How do you do that?
    • 4. Gather Information What types of questions are people asking? What is important to know?What concepts are hardest for you to understand?
    • 5. “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll get there every time!”
    • 6. What is worth understanding? Where do I find the information? Where do I begin?
    • 7. BOOKS
    • 8. BOOKS
    • 9. WEBSITES
    • 10. WEBSITES
    • 11. VIDEOS
    • 12. VIDEOS
    • 13. eBooks and Online Training
    • 14. eBooks and Online Training Individual annual subscription $250/yr Individual annual subscription $472.89/yr
    • 15. Know your objectives Stay organized Keep focused
    • 16. Organize as you Learn
    • 17. “First comes thought; thenorganization of that thought,into ideas and plans; thentransformation of those plansinto reality.”Napolean Hill
    • 18. But I’m freaking out!
    • 19. Spend Time on What you Do Know
    • 20. Build your credibility
    • 21. Reduce your anxiety
    • 22. ?Allow time for questions
    • 23. But I don’t want them to ask questions!
    • 24. “Questions focus our thinking.”Charles Connolly
    • 25. You know more than you think You can always find the answer laterLet other students answer the question
    • 26. But I don’t have time to do all this!
    • 27. Ask others for ... advice assistance input help
    • 28. “Successful people are alwayslooking for opportunities tohelp others.”Brian Tracy
    • 29. Don’t reinvent
    • 30. Consider a lecturerather than a hands-on class
    • 31. ...just remember your objectives.
    • 32. Consider inviting a guest speaker
    • 33. They deliver expertise in their field
    • 34. They offer variety to patrons
    • 35. They give you a break from havingto teach something you don’t know.
    • 36. They provide a way for you to partner with businesses in your community.
    • 37. Is a class really necessary?
    • 38. What about a webinar? What about a handout?What about self study?
    • 39. Whatever you choose..
    • 40. in the end...Audience Research Ideas Organize Help Create Practice
    • 41. notes available online http://goo.gl/CZt2hhandout available online http://goo.gl/N06HE

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