How to Teach What You     Dont Know                Kristine Kenney, MLIS Information Services Manager, Palatine Public Lib...
“To begin with the end in mindmeans to start with a clearunderstanding of your destination. Itmeans to know where you’rego...
How do you do that?
Gather Information      What types of questions are people asking?                   What is important to know?What concep...
“If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll get there every time!”
What is worth understanding?     Where do I find the information?                      Where do I begin?
BOOKS
BOOKS
WEBSITES
WEBSITES
VIDEOS
VIDEOS
eBooks and Online Training
eBooks and Online Training    Individual annual  subscription $250/yr                        Individual annual            ...
Know your objectives        Stay organized   Keep focused
Organize as you Learn
“First comes thought; thenorganization of that thought,into ideas and plans; thentransformation of those plansinto reality...
But I’m freaking out!
Spend Time on What you Do Know
Build your credibility
Reduce your anxiety
?Allow time for questions
But I don’t want them  to ask questions!
“Questions focus our thinking.”Charles Connolly
You know more than you think You can always find the answer laterLet other students answer the question
But I don’t have time to       do all this!
Ask others for ...           advice         assistance           input            help
“Successful people are alwayslooking for opportunities tohelp others.”Brian Tracy
Don’t reinvent
Consider a lecturerather than a hands-on class
...just remember your objectives.
Consider inviting a guest speaker
They deliver expertise in their field
They offer variety to patrons
They give you a break from havingto teach something you don’t know.
They provide a way for you to partner  with businesses in your community.
Is a class really necessary?
What about a webinar?             What about a handout?What about self study?
Whatever you choose..
in the end...Audience   Research   Ideas   Organize   Help   Create   Practice
notes available online  http://goo.gl/CZt2hhandout available online   http://goo.gl/N06HE
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
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 presentation will provide practical tips for making it through the anxiety of teaching outside one’s comfort zone.

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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
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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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  • How to teach what you don't know

    1. 1. How to Teach What You Dont Know Kristine Kenney, MLIS Information Services Manager, Palatine Public Library kkenney@palatinelibrary.org
    2. 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. 3. How do you do that?
    4. 4. Gather Information What types of questions are people asking? What is important to know?What concepts are hardest for you to understand?
    5. 5. “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll get there every time!”
    6. 6. What is worth understanding? Where do I find the information? Where do I begin?
    7. 7. BOOKS
    8. 8. BOOKS
    9. 9. WEBSITES
    10. 10. WEBSITES
    11. 11. VIDEOS
    12. 12. VIDEOS
    13. 13. eBooks and Online Training
    14. 14. eBooks and Online Training Individual annual subscription $250/yr Individual annual subscription $472.89/yr
    15. 15. Know your objectives Stay organized Keep focused
    16. 16. Organize as you Learn
    17. 17. “First comes thought; thenorganization of that thought,into ideas and plans; thentransformation of those plansinto reality.”Napolean Hill
    18. 18. But I’m freaking out!
    19. 19. Spend Time on What you Do Know
    20. 20. Build your credibility
    21. 21. Reduce your anxiety
    22. 22. ?Allow time for questions
    23. 23. But I don’t want them to ask questions!
    24. 24. “Questions focus our thinking.”Charles Connolly
    25. 25. You know more than you think You can always find the answer laterLet other students answer the question
    26. 26. But I don’t have time to do all this!
    27. 27. Ask others for ... advice assistance input help
    28. 28. “Successful people are alwayslooking for opportunities tohelp others.”Brian Tracy
    29. 29. Don’t reinvent
    30. 30. Consider a lecturerather than a hands-on class
    31. 31. ...just remember your objectives.
    32. 32. Consider inviting a guest speaker
    33. 33. They deliver expertise in their field
    34. 34. They offer variety to patrons
    35. 35. They give you a break from havingto teach something you don’t know.
    36. 36. They provide a way for you to partner with businesses in your community.
    37. 37. Is a class really necessary?
    38. 38. What about a webinar? What about a handout?What about self study?
    39. 39. Whatever you choose..
    40. 40. in the end...Audience Research Ideas Organize Help Create Practice
    41. 41. notes available online http://goo.gl/CZt2hhandout available online http://goo.gl/N06HE
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