Overall’s article- great idea, bit too idealistic, overreach- what does this look like in practice- applications, examples? Does it work in all contexts- how can you address changing immigrant demographics, multiple ethnicities, feasibility of cultural awareness for all- will it work in th Irish contextCan ideas from EBP or PAR be incorpoirated. Idea of working from and with the communitySpeculaton on the benefits- societlal level healing?
The model represented in figure 3 illustrates three domains (cognitive,interpersonal, and environmental) in which cultural competence abilitiesdevelop. Within each domain key components contribute to increasedcultural competence. In the cognitive domain, cultural self-awareness andcultural knowledge are developed. In the interpersonal domain, culturalappreciation and an ethic of caring are developed. In the environmentaldomain, language, conditions, space, policies, rules and regulations areconsidered. The backdrop for the framework is the culture of communities,which provides a rich source of information about values, customs, dailypractices, religion, and other cultural aspects of a community.
Not a random collection- structured by meaningful aspects of practice and learningTwo faces- multiple purposes, views- can accommodate that in structure
Know why, know how, know what- sums up professional practice
3 different ways to think about portfolio structure
IS 40430: Professional Issues in Library and Information Careers Week 5: Participatory Action Research, Reflective Practice, and ePortfolios 17 February 2011
Today’s Class Group project check-in Diversity and Cultural Competence Back to e-portfolio concepts and labwork
Diversity and Cultural Competence In theory and in practice
Montiel Overall “LIS professionals will need to fully understand cultural issues affecting minority and underserved populations, and how cultural issues affect perceptions of libraries.” “This article argues that greater understanding of cultural issues will result in increased library use.”
Article’s objectives summarize current understanding of cultural competence ﬁll in the gap in the literature on this topic in library and information science establish a basis for moving forward the discussion of cultural competence within the LIS profession
Cultural competence Conceptual framework for cultural competency as a construct Need for CC: increasing numbers of immigrants, low library usage among them Lack of cultural relevance Collections Language barriers Library perceptions Draws from other disciplines, profession with CC framework Beyond sensitivity, empathy, or even respect
Cultural competence model for LIS professionals
Is CC feasible or realistic? Too many cultures/changing complexion Resources to become multi-lingual Librarians Collections Culture is … Intangible Not monolithic
Issues You Raised Isn’t this already happening? Librarian ethics Immigrant collections Too idealistic or aspirational? Role of self in process Too theoretical- how is it applied? Examples? Connection to EBLIP Applicable across contexts? More ethnic diversity Ireland
Ideas Ideal application for EBLIP- what actually works? Lack of community engagement re: information needs Connection to Participatory Action Research
Professional Portfolios (Forde) “Collection of material put together in a meaningful way to demonstrate the practice and learning of a practitioner” For reflection, learning, and assessment For yourself and others
Portfolio Outcomes Why? What Will I Gain? What Can It Show? Why now?
Elements of Portfolio Planning- where are you going? Description- what can you do, what do you know? Evidence- tangible demonstrations Reflection- on your practice and development
Models of Practice Three elements Know why Know what Know how Novice to expert continuum Novice Advanced Beginner Competent Proficient Expert Professional standards Categories of knowledge, skills, outcomes, proficiencies
Steps for using WordPress throughout the Portfolio Development Process Material from Dr. Helen Barrett