L2L Expanding horizons: Personal Development for library staff who teach by Dr. Bredan Devlin and Niamh Hammel
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Dr. Brenden Devlin of DIT and Niamh Hammel of DkIT study the layout of the PDF and goes over its main point while also further along discussing what has happened because of L2L and what is going to happen in the future.
L2l EXPANDING HORIZONS :Personal Development for Library Staff who teach or learn to support learners learning.
The L2L Project is supported by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and learning and involves an exploration and reflection of the value of the Personal Development Framework developed by the forum for its relevance for Library Staff who Teach and support Learners Learning.
There are threes Institute of Technology Libraries involved , each bringing a team with diverse backgrounds and experiences and include
Dundalk IT (lead)
The purpose Iis to develop new knowledge around personal development for library staff who teach using the lens of the Personal Development framework
The Personal Development Framework offers an holistic framework for reflective consideration of Personal Development for Library Staff who teach and support learners learning
It comprises five domains focusing on impact on teaching and learning and includes
Professional Identity and values and development in teaching and learning
Professional Communication and Dialogue
Professional Knowledge and Skills
Personal and Professional Digital Capacity
The Domains allow a consideration of current skills and competencies and how they might be further developed
Including Teaching Philosophies
Theory and practice of teaching and learning
Assessment and impact of teaching and learning
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Institutional National International framework for CPD
Link sbetween framework and professional bodies
Project not confined to focus on Information Literacy nor formal teaching between library staff and library patrons. It includes informal learnings such as in the reference interview
It also includes engagement between library staff themselves as mentors and mentees for example.
It might involves engagement between library staff and academics where both engage mutually as learners and teachers.
It involves all the rich and diverse ways that library staff contribute to their own and others learnings.
It Involves non formal learning – informal learning and formal learning
Central to the project are a set of values which include
Process of Reflection informed by values as previously described
Filtered through the refractive lens of the Domains within the Personal Development framework and the elements within the domains
It can involve personal and/or group reflections
It can be taken from the perspective of Library staff as learners involving diverse modes of learning library staff as teachers or library staff as researchers
It involves a consideration of the impact of CPD processes on learning and teaching and how impact can be adjudged
Triads have been formed and have engaged in reflective consideration of the framework.
Rl0’s are in development including interviews with experts in the educational domain
Learning Philosophies workshops run and Learning philosophies written up and shared between members
Reflective workshops have been run Jenny Moon and Professor Sheila Corrall
E-portfolios have been explored
Use of digital badges considered
Used of Vidyo as a communicative platform to run meetings between Institutes. An effective collaborative channel to connect members geographically dispersed
Writing Workshop proposed
Website in Development
Action Research workshop by Jenny Mon is proposed for 29th November.
Phase two will involve the following
Development of Communities of Practice
Development of modes of accrediting CPD activities
Broadening participation to include the HECA Librarians
Development of RLO’s of various types
Institutional Frameworks modified to account for reflections and learning of the project
Possible alignment of Professional Bodies CPD with deliberations of the project
Focusing on enhancement of Digital Literacies ie for the development of RLO’S
Other relevant emergent issues
Introduction: Graduated from UCD August 2016. Currently in DkIT as a Library Assistant. I Believe L2L has already impacted my career in ways I do not realise.
Perception: (L2L) Adds another layer. Provides opportunities to expand skill base. CPD easily accessible and recurrent.
Teaching: IL a big part of what Library Staff do daily. Little accredited training for this. Having access to PD can enhance employment prospects for new professionals. Thankful for support in terms of seminars/workshops.
Networking: Inclusivity & collaboration. Project allows for ample networking opportunities.
C.E.L.T: Before L2L never would have considered teaching certificate. I see now how it goes hand in hand with what I do. Biggest example of my change in perception of Librarian Identity.