The Avans                     rich learning-environment:                    the new role of the librarian                 ...
Leer- en InnovatiecentrumAvans University of Applied Sciences•   3 locations•   25.000 students•   80 bachelor’s programs•...
Avans University of Applied Sciences           Leer- en Innovatiecentrum                                                  ...
Leer- en Innovatiecentrum       Organizational chart       Learning and Innovation Centre                                 ...
Leer- en Innovatiecentrum        Traditional education        • Teacher-centered        • Passive role for the student    ...
Leer- en Innovatiecentrum        Modern education        • Student-centered        • Active role of the student in        ...
Leer- en Innovatiecentrum        Consequences for Library        • The traditional library must          change into a ric...
Leer- en InnovatiecentrumFrom library to learning centre:•   Xplora       provides social spaces, student services and stu...
Leer- en Innovatiecentrum    Partner to education•    Strong contacts with school faculty     to ensure adequate connectio...
Leer- en Innovatiecentrum The New Way   • Fixed, recognizable contact persons within Learning Centre for     each school  ...
Leer- en Innovatiecentrum        Consequences for Xplora Staff        • Relationship to student changes        • Relations...
Leer- en Innovatiecentrum        Training programme 2006-2011        • 2006           Major training programme with Avans ...
Leer- en Innovatiecentrum        Training programme 2006:        • FOBID* document as a starting point        • Styled lik...
Leer- en Innovatiecentrum        Training programme 2006:        Approach        • The competences of the learner/libraria...
Leer- en Innovatiecentrum        Training programme 2006        Module 1 : Customized Information        • Individual assi...
Leer- en InnovatiecentrumTraining programme 2006:Module 2: Digital Collection development • Group assignment:   – Develop ...
Leer- en Innovatiecentrum        Training programme 2006-2010 :        Short courses on various topics        •   Educatio...
Leer- en Innovatiecentrum        Training programme 2010/2011        Web 2.0 training        • ‘The 23 Learning 2.0 Things...
Leer- en InnovatiecentrumTraining programme 2010/2011The 23 Learning 2.0 Things for librarians •      Weblog              ...
Leer- en Innovatiecentrum  Training programme 2010/2011  Example 23 Learning 2.0 Things* Week 2: Blogging • Set up your ow...
Leer- en Innovatiecentrum      Training programme 2010/2011      21 eThings: for ICTO staff, teachers      and librarians!...
Leer- en InnovatiecentrumTraining programme 2010/2011Example 21 eThings  Week 8 Weblectures  • Find a Web lecture in your ...
Leer- en InnovatiecentrumProfile librarian/information specialist(1) • Friendly and customer-oriented • Accessible, profes...
Leer- en InnovatiecentrumProfile librarian/information specialist (2)• Can translate theory into practice in collaboration...
Leer- en InnovatiecentrumProfile librarian/information specialist (3) • Is active in working groups in the area of collect...
Leer- en Innovatiecentrum        Profile librarian/information        specialist (4)        • Look at it from a team stand...
Leer- en InnovatiecentrumInput for profile (thank you!):Carla, Marijke, Sandra and LindaAssociation des Directeurs de Bibl...
Leer- en Innovatiecentrum        So what does the Learning and        Innovation Centre do? (Goals)        1. We advise Av...
Leer- en Innovatiecentrum Activities by librarians/information specialists (2010)1. Advise– Host Group Decision Room (GDR)...
Leer- en Innovatiecentrum   Activities by librarians/information   specialists (2010)      4. Learn        – Host 1.4 mill...
Leer- en Innovatiecentrum        Conclusion        • Staff Xplora can now better meet the needs of the schools        • St...
Leer- en Innovatiecentrum        New developments Xplora        • Teacher’s centre including new          technology exper...
Leer- en Innovatiecentrum        Redesign of the Xplora buildingsAssociation des Directeurs de Bibliothèques Universitaire...
Leer- en Innovatiecentrum                        "Makeover" requires            investment in training and,              a...
Leer- en InnovatiecentrumFurther Information:  Ellen Simons   E-mail: pmg.simons@avans.nl  Article : The New Learning En...
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The Avans' rich learning environment: the new role of the librarian

  1. 1. The Avans rich learning-environment: the new role of the librarian Ellen Simons (Learning and Innovation Centre)Association des Directeurs de Bibliothèques Universitaires, 41e Congrès annuel, Vanne 16 septembre 2011 1
  2. 2. Leer- en InnovatiecentrumAvans University of Applied Sciences• 3 locations• 25.000 students• 80 bachelor’s programs• 7 master’s programs• 22 research groups• 2.000 staff• 1 Learning and Innovation Centre Den Bosch Breda TilburgAssociation des Directeurs de Bibliothèques Universitaires, 41e Congrès annuel, Vanne 16 septembre 2011 2
  3. 3. Avans University of Applied Sciences Leer- en Innovatiecentrum Executive board Staff19 Schools Learning & 4 Support Units- Engineering & ICT Innovation - ICT & Facility- Business Centre management- Law - Finance & Student- Health administration- Education - Human Resources- Social studies - PR & Communication- Art Association des Directeurs de Bibliothèques Universitaires, 41e Congrès annuel, Vanne 16 septembre 2011 3
  4. 4. Leer- en Innovatiecentrum Organizational chart Learning and Innovation Centre Educational policy advisors (13 fte) Researchers on Avans topics (5 fte) Policy advisors on quality management (6 fte) Multimedia staff and online training Management support staff (9 fte) Assistant librarians and librarians (27 fte) 90 fte’s Administrative staff 120 staff working in (11,5 fte) Breda, Den Bosch and Tilburg Information specialists (8 fte)Association des Directeurs de Bibliothèques Universitaires, 41e Congrès annuel, Vanne 16 septembre 2011 4
  5. 5. Leer- en Innovatiecentrum Traditional education • Teacher-centered • Passive role for the student in the classroom • Subject-oriented learning • Limited use of information resources (one or two textbooks) • Learning happens at home/outside the classroom /the institutionAssociation des Directeurs de Bibliothèques Universitaires, 41e Congrès annuel, Vanne 16 septembre 2011
  6. 6. Leer- en Innovatiecentrum Modern education • Student-centered • Active role of the student in the classroom • Students formulate their own learning goals • Students select their own learning resources • Learning also happens inside the institutionAssociation des Directeurs de Bibliothèques Universitaires, 41e Congrès annuel, Vanne 16 septembre 2011
  7. 7. Leer- en Innovatiecentrum Consequences for Library • The traditional library must change into a rich learning environment • Library staff takes part in the educational processAssociation des Directeurs de Bibliothèques Universitaires, 41e Congrès annuel, Vanne 16 septembre 2011
  8. 8. Leer- en InnovatiecentrumFrom library to learning centre:• Xplora provides social spaces, student services and study support,information resources, access to IT, and different kinds of workingenvironments, from comfortable seating for collaborative group work, to boardrooms for practice presentations.• Xplora is the social and academic hub of the campus Association des Directeurs de Bibliothèques Universitaires, 41e Congrès annuel, Vanne 16 septembre 2011 8
  9. 9. Leer- en Innovatiecentrum Partner to education• Strong contacts with school faculty to ensure adequate connection between service (supply) and users wishes (demand)• To meet school faculty needs working-relations between Learning Centre and schools must be built and maintainedAssociation des Directeurs de Bibliothèques Universitaires, 41e Congrès annuel, Vanne 16 septembre 2011 9
  10. 10. Leer- en Innovatiecentrum The New Way • Fixed, recognizable contact persons within Learning Centre for each school • Information Specialist (new function) : primary tasks are translating schools wishes towards Learning Centre, advising school faculty on possibilities of Learning Centre in offering support to education • A team of subject librarians and information specialists is allocated, specialised on knowledge area of that particular school • Cooperation with educational officers in education-development teams within schools, thus improving quality of information supplyAssociation des Directeurs de Bibliothèques Universitaires, 41e Congrès annuel, Vanne 16 septembre 2011 10
  11. 11. Leer- en Innovatiecentrum Consequences for Xplora Staff • Relationship to student changes • Relationship to teacher changes • Different competences neededAssociation des Directeurs de Bibliothèques Universitaires, 41e Congrès annuel, Vanne 16 septembre 2011 11
  12. 12. Leer- en Innovatiecentrum Training programme 2006-2011 • 2006 Major training programme with Avans library school • 2006-2010 : Short courses on various topics • 2010/2011: Training programme based on Web 2.0: The 21 (23) thingsAssociation des Directeurs de Bibliothèques Universitaires, 41e Congrès annuel, Vanne 16 septembre 2011 12
  13. 13. Leer- en Innovatiecentrum Training programme 2006: • FOBID* document as a starting point • Styled like conventional modern education • Includes the use of electronic learning products • Train the trainer concept • Two modules: – Customized Information – Digital Collection development * FOBID Netherlands Library Forum : national umbrella organisation and forum for co-operation between the national library organisationsAssociation des Directeurs de Bibliothèques Universitaires, 41e Congrès annuel, Vanne 16 septembre 2011 13
  14. 14. Leer- en Innovatiecentrum Training programme 2006: Approach • The competences of the learner/librarian are central • Assignment very important tool in acquiring the skills • Assignment is leitmotiv for training and lecturesAssociation des Directeurs de Bibliothèques Universitaires, 41e Congrès annuel, Vanne 16 septembre 2011 14
  15. 15. Leer- en Innovatiecentrum Training programme 2006 Module 1 : Customized Information • Individual assignment: – Perform a literature survey of Internet resources on a self chosen topic and make a report with a clear justification of the choices. • 7 sessions • Training in formulating questions, interviewing, reporting and information retrieval • Personal coaching throughout training processAssociation des Directeurs de Bibliothèques Universitaires, 41e Congrès annuel, Vanne 16 septembre 2011 15
  16. 16. Leer- en InnovatiecentrumTraining programme 2006:Module 2: Digital Collection development • Group assignment: – Develop a collection of free accessible information for an academy with a group of fellow students – Evaluate outcome and make a preliminary project plan – Complete with a presentation of evaluation • Training in: – Project management, collaboration skills, meeting skills, presentation techniques, feedback techniques, – Identifying customer needs, digital collection development, copyright, etc. • 10 sessions • Group coaching throughout training processAssociation des Directeurs de Bibliothèques Universitaires, 41e Congrès annuel, Vanne 16 septembre 2011 16
  17. 17. Leer- en Innovatiecentrum Training programme 2006-2010 : Short courses on various topics • Educational knowledge; • Culture shift from control-directed to student-directed; • result-oriented and customer-directed; • E-learning; • Advisory skills and negotiating techniques; • Broader knowledge of the learning environment; • English; • Didactics; • Presentation techniques.Association des Directeurs de Bibliothèques Universitaires, 41e Congrès annuel, Vanne 16 septembre 2011 17
  18. 18. Leer- en Innovatiecentrum Training programme 2010/2011 Web 2.0 training • ‘The 23 Learning 2.0 Things’ of Helene Blowers* – a discovery learning program designed to encourage staff to explore new technologies and reward them for doing 23 Things. • Application to field of higher education in the Netherlands: ‘21 web 2.0 things for ICTO staff and teachers from Higher Education institutions’ ** • Internal Avans coaches * Learning 2.0 / 23 things Helene Blowers / http://plcmcl2-things.blogspot.com •** 21e eDingen / Surfacademie http://www.21edingen.nl/Association des Directeurs de Bibliothèques Universitaires, 41e Congrès annuel, Vanne 16 septembre 2011 18
  19. 19. Leer- en InnovatiecentrumTraining programme 2010/2011The 23 Learning 2.0 Things for librarians • Weblog • Microblogging (Twitter), office • RSS tools and chat • Copyright and plagiarism • Podcasting • Online photos editing and • Vodcasting sharing • Screencasting • Social bookmarking • Instant Messaging • Safety and privacy on the • Media literacy internet • Education 2.0 • Social networks • Make and share Online • LibraryThing documents • Webtools • WikisAssociation des Directeurs de Bibliothèques Universitaires, 41e Congrès annuel, Vanne 16 septembre 2011 19
  20. 20. Leer- en Innovatiecentrum Training programme 2010/2011 Example 23 Learning 2.0 Things* Week 2: Blogging • Set up your own blog & add your first post. • Register your blog and begin your Learning 2.0 journey. Week 3: Photos & Images • Explore Flickr and learn about this popular image hosting site. • Have some Flickr fun and discover some Flickr mashups & 3rd party sites. • Create a blog post about anything technology related that interests you this week. * Learning 2.0 / 23 things Helene Blowers http://plcmcl2-things.blogspot.comAssociation des Directeurs de Bibliothèques Universitaires, 41e Congrès annuel, Vanne 16 septembre 2011 20
  21. 21. Leer- en Innovatiecentrum Training programme 2010/2011 21 eThings: for ICTO staff, teachers and librarians! • Weblog • Creative Commons • RSS • Digital learning environments • Voting tools • Collaboration Environments • Searching and using videos • Chat • Making videos • Social networks • Calls via internet • Social bookmarking • Wiki’s • Google Apps • Web lectures • Twitter and other • Screen casting microblogging tools • Repositories • Reference Programs • Information literacy • Plagiarism • Video communicationAssociation des Directeurs de Bibliothèques Universitaires, 41e Congrès annuel, Vanne 16 septembre 2011 21
  22. 22. Leer- en InnovatiecentrumTraining programme 2010/2011Example 21 eThings Week 8 Weblectures • Find a Web lecture in your professional field. • Discuss on your blog: – What you see and how the technique works. How you navigate the web lecture? – What you like and dislike about the lecture and what your own approach would be. • Consider an assignment at the web lecture so students will want to look and describe it. • Explain why you would or not would make web lecture of your own lecture. Are you going to just use them if there are reasons not to do this?Association des Directeurs de Bibliothèques Universitaires, 41e Congrès annuel, Vanne 16 septembre 2011 22
  23. 23. Leer- en InnovatiecentrumProfile librarian/information specialist(1) • Friendly and customer-oriented • Accessible, professional, curious, proactive, quality-oriented, flexible, good listener, networker, cooperative, analytic skills, creativity • Innovative • Initiates collaboration with colleagues from other teams • Develops through training, keeps up with literature and attends relevant conferences / symposia and shares knowledge • Participates in various knowledge-sharing sessions • Able to self-reflect and cope with criticism • Able to think out-of-the boxAssociation des Directeurs de Bibliothèques Universitaires, 41e Congrès annuel, Vanne 16 septembre 2011 23
  24. 24. Leer- en InnovatiecentrumProfile librarian/information specialist (2)• Can translate theory into practice in collaboration with colleagues, teachers and students• Builds and maintains contacts with schools and works closely with teachers in e.g. course–development of instructions• Is familiar with content of curricula of schools through attending classes• Has communication and marketing skills for the public relations to schools concerning current developments within Xplora• Works closely with colleagues from different teams to offer students / teachers within Avans the best possible service as to collection, instruction, workshops• Is familiar with Web 2.0 applications like social media and advises on their practical application in educationAssociation des Directeurs de Bibliothèques Universitaires, 41e Congrès annuel, Vanne 16 septembre 2011 24
  25. 25. Leer- en InnovatiecentrumProfile librarian/information specialist (3) • Is active in working groups in the area of collection-development, information literacy, teacher and student support, developing new services Xplora, etc • Is ‘business card’ for Xplora/Learning and Innovation Centre • Has a natural attitude of sharing knowledge with others • Operates in relevant networks; • Support educational innovation; • Instructs students, staff and colleagues’ • Identifies relevant internal and external developments and if necessary translate them into new products of services • Is curious about new technical possibilities • About new technical possibilitiesAssociation des Directeurs de Bibliothèques Universitaires, 41e Congrès annuel, Vanne 16 septembre 2011 25
  26. 26. Leer- en Innovatiecentrum Profile librarian/information specialist (4) • Look at it from a team standpoint: – Your team needs an adequate mixture of the assets just listed – Each individual team member will have his and her own talents and abilities, this is only to the good – Optimally your team is a functioning unit where the qualities of individual members work together to cover the whole profile of assets: the whole is larger than the sum of its partsAssociation des Directeurs de Bibliothèques Universitaires, 41e Congrès annuel, Vanne 16 septembre 2011 26
  27. 27. Leer- en InnovatiecentrumInput for profile (thank you!):Carla, Marijke, Sandra and LindaAssociation des Directeurs de Bibliothèques Universitaires, 41e Congrès annuel, Vanne 16 septembre 2011 27
  28. 28. Leer- en Innovatiecentrum So what does the Learning and Innovation Centre do? (Goals) 1. We advise Avans University on relevant developments; 2. We encourage and support innovation in learning and teaching; 3. We promote excellence in learning and teaching; 4. We provide a powerful learning and working environment.Association des Directeurs de Bibliothèques Universitaires, 41e Congrès annuel, Vanne 16 septembre 2011 28
  29. 29. Leer- en Innovatiecentrum Activities by librarians/information specialists (2010)1. Advise– Host Group Decision Room (GDR) sessions: electronic meeting support system– Attend national and international conferences2. Innovate– Support innovation projects in faculties– Provide training for the ‘Master plan Virtualization’ for engineering faculties3. Excel– Organize annual Avans educational conference and several mini conferences for Avans university faculty and staff– Organize study days for Avans schools– Provide individual lecturer consultations– Provide information literacy workshops– Host visits from domestic and foreign guests– Present at national and international conferences Association des Directeurs de Bibliothèques Universitaires, 41e Congrès annuel, Vanne 16 septembre 2011 29
  30. 30. Leer- en Innovatiecentrum Activities by librarians/information specialists (2010) 4. Learn – Host 1.4 million visitors/year in Xplora – Add books, subscriptions and databases to collection of educational resources – Lend out resources – Provide guided tours in Xplora – Provide introductions to Xplora – Provide publishing dissertation of students in the national repositoryAssociation des Directeurs de Bibliothèques Universitaires, 41e Congrès annuel, Vanne 16 septembre 2011 30
  31. 31. Leer- en Innovatiecentrum Conclusion • Staff Xplora can now better meet the needs of the schools • Staff Xplora now has improved understanding of each others work and of educational needs • Profile librarian/information specialist very different in 2011 compared to 2005 • Important: use experienced team members (experts) as trainers for colleagues • Important: train and re-train continuouslyAssociation des Directeurs de Bibliothèques Universitaires, 41e Congrès annuel, Vanne 16 septembre 2011 31
  32. 32. Leer- en Innovatiecentrum New developments Xplora • Teacher’s centre including new technology experimental zone • Student Centre • Mobile Learning Support Pit • Redesign of the Xplora buildings in Breda and ‘s-HertogenboschAssociation des Directeurs de Bibliothèques Universitaires, 41e Congrès annuel, Vanne 16 septembre 2011 32
  33. 33. Leer- en Innovatiecentrum Redesign of the Xplora buildingsAssociation des Directeurs de Bibliothèques Universitaires, 41e Congrès annuel, Vanne 16 septembre 2011 33
  34. 34. Leer- en Innovatiecentrum "Makeover" requires investment in training and, above all, dedicated staff!Association des Directeurs de Bibliothèques Universitaires, 41e Congrès annuel, Vanne 16 septembre 2011
  35. 35. Leer- en InnovatiecentrumFurther Information:  Ellen Simons E-mail: pmg.simons@avans.nl  Article : The New Learning Environment: Impact on Staff and Students / Ellen Simons Liber Quarterly, october 2010 http://liber.library.uu.nl/publish/articles/000507/article.pdf  Slideshare http://www.slideshare.net/pmgsimons  Website Learning and Innovation Centre http://lic.avans.nl/  Video “Xplora, Discover it yourself”: http://www.surfmedia.nl/app/video/QV1wz15xVfVrqwzfstEEcDNT/play?for mat_id=6pyORf6BDHfvNVuLSXWGI4Cj&mode=urlAssociation des Directeurs de Bibliothèques Universitaires, 41e Congrès annuel, Vanne 16 septembre 2011
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