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L2L Reimagining Identity (cameo) by Mary Buckley

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Mary Buckley describes the idea of the ideal self. i.e the self we want to be, she describes steps to use this possible self framework to shape our own future careers as library professionals.

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L2L Reimagining Identity (cameo) by Mary Buckley

  1. 1. + Mary Buckley Librarian National College of Ireland L2L : Reimagining Identity - Cameo Mary Buckley May 2018 : L2L Reimagining Identity
  2. 2. Disclaimer  Given the audience @L2L I sought advice on how to prepare for this presentation (Cameo), one of the most useful for me is that you should ‘Give a Disclaimer’: I was in like a shot….  The information supplied by Mary Buckley @ this L2L Seminar on this medium facilitated by the National College of Ireland may contain information that is created and maintained by a variety of sources both internal and external to the College. The National College of Ireland does not control, monitor or guarantee the information contained in this medium.  In no event shall the National College of Ireland be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, with the use of, or reliance on, any such content or services available on or through any such resource. At the time of being produced every effort has been made to ensure that the information supplied is correct, 2 Mary Buckley May 2018 : L2L Reimagining Identity
  3. 3. + ‘LEARNING SELF’ 3 Mary Buckley May 2018 : L2L Reimagining Identity
  4. 4. + John Dewey, 1938 The self is not something ready- made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action Learning is not preparation for life; learning is life itself 4 Mary Buckley May 2018 : L2L Reimagining Identity
  5. 5. Multiple Possible Selves 5  Information derived from past experiences plays a significant role in this regard.  Markus and Nurius provide a broad outline of the scope of possible selves, that is, multiple future orientated possible selves, but do not provide a finite taxonomy.  Possible selves, “a future self state rather than a current one, represents the ideas which an individual has regarding what they could become, what they would like to become and what they are afraid of becoming”. (Markus and Nurius,1986, 954) Mary Buckley May 2018 : L2L Reimagining Identity
  6. 6. + Possible and Ideal Selves Framework  Actual self – representation of the attributes that someone (yourself or another) believes you actually possess.  Ideal Self – representation of the attributes (hopes, aspirations or wishes for you) that someone (yourself or another) would like you ideally to possess.  Ought Self – representation of the attributes that someone (yourself or another) believes you should or ought to possess (sense of duty, obligations or responsibilities).  Also – Feared Self Identity Formation Domains of the Self Personal SituationalProfessional My Librarian Identity Formation Embraces notions of identity, context, emotion and agency. 6 Mary Buckley May 2018 : L2L Reimagining Identity
  7. 7. Possible and Ideal Selves frameworks  Researchers in a number of disciplines have been drawn to possible selves frameworks. Focus on:-  How individuals perceive and manage important transitions in life  Important features of possible selves include  their nature as experienced meaning,  their relation with the rest of the self concept and  their social and cultural nature (Frazier, Johnson, Gema and Kafka, 2002; Hiver, 2013; Kerpelman, Shoffner, & Ross-Griffin, 2000; Meara, Day Chalk and Phelps, 1995; Rossiter, 2007; Dörnyei et al. 2009). 7 Mary Buckley May 2018 : L2L Reimagining Identity
  8. 8. My Career Overview  1982-1986 UCC B.A. & Higher Diploma in Education  Student Help UCC worked in Boole Library 3 years  Secondary School Teacher Part Time  1986-1987 FAS Course (it was the 1980’s recession! – Boole Library  April 21st 1987 Library Assistant College of Industrial Relations 19861982 B.A.  1990 Appointed Senior Library Assistant, CIR now National College of Industrial Relations (NCIR)  1996-1997 Higher Diploma in Library & Information Studies;  1997 (July) Assistant Librarian NCI (name change from NCIR to National College of Ireland, 2000)  2002 Librarian NCI  2007 Associateship of Library Association of Ireland  2003 NCI Moved to new purpose built site in IFSC, I was involved in planning, organisation & move to new site. We are currently planning to expand the Library over the next 3 years.  NCI has moved from 2.5 library staff in 1987 to 12 fulltime staff : we have 44 online databases (42 fulltext); open access; use Capita Library System, with self service functionality & automatic renewals. Strong emphasis on online resources, including eBooks. However print books still very popular with students. NCI continues to have a strong record with ‘2nd chance education.  Publishing referencing guide 1st Cite@NCI; bibliographies & referencing made easy, (2016), Dublin: NCI 4th ed. (new 5th ed. July 2018)  I more or less fell into current role; in the ‘right place’ or ‘convenient’ – however I would hope that I continue to develop both the NCI Library & my own professional career. Sometimes I want to implement new ideas/systems too quickly or without always thinking through the ramifications. So far I have survived…..maybe even thrived. 8 Mary Buckley May 2018 : L2L Reimagining Identity
  9. 9. NCI Library Ranelagh c. 1987 9 Mary Buckley May 2018 : L2L Reimagining Identity
  10. 10. NCI Library IFSC May 2018 10 Mary Buckley May 2018 : L2L Reimagining Identity
  11. 11. NCI Library IFSC May 2018 11 Mary Buckley May 2018 : L2L Reimagining Identity
  12. 12. Mary Buckley May 2018 12 NCI Library IFSC May 2018
  13. 13. My Career Observations or Keeping your career on track  Career Truths : Most people do not choose work/career, it chooses them  People know what they do not like to do, not want they do want to do  You always have a choice; know your strengths & interests  Re-imagining your career/work/job is a life skill you should/must have  You should define your purpose: do you like going to work? Is there any part of your work that you enjoy more than the rest? Test yourself on a regular basis 13 Mary Buckley May 2018 : L2L Reimagining Identity
  14. 14. + Positive(s) Negative(s) I like my job as a Librarian Lifer – proud Autonomy Professionalism Networks Collaboration New technologies Adaptive Social Media Students/Teaching Research Explaining Luck Networks Working in a small academic library in ‘private’ sector (hybrid) Support or lack of… - Organisationally/Professionally Social Media Career appropriation 14 Mary Buckley May 2018 : L2L Reimagining Identity
  15. 15. Collaboration @  2016 NCI Library joined HECA Library Group – ‘From January to June 2017 the HECA Libraries Group were involved in a National Forum Project , CPD for Library Staff in HECA Libraries, using ePortfolio’s.  See: http://libguides.ncirl.ie/HECALibrarians  ePortfolio or LibGuide Platform for combined training information for combined libraries of HECA – caution GDPR 15 Mary Buckley May 2018 : L2L Reimagining Identity
  16. 16. + “Whether you believe you can or whether you believe you can’t – you’re right!” Henry Ford 16 Mary Buckley May 2018 : L2L Reimagining Identity
  17. 17. Resources  Asghar, R., (2014), ‘incompetence rains er reigns: what the Peter principle means today, August 14, 2014  Bender, L., et al. (1997). Good Will Hunting.  Canning, V., (2014) Your Brand: advance your career by building a personal brand, Dublin: Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland.  Dewey, J 2003, Experience And Education, n.p.: New York : Touchstone, 1997.(original publication 1938)  Ford, H. 1947 September, The Reader’s Digest, Volume 51, (Filler item), Quote Page 64, The Reader’s Digest Association.  Mannix, V. & Graham Cagney, A., Toward a conceptual framework of personal, professional and situational teacher identity: A study of multiple teacher selves in Further and Adult Education in Ireland, Conference paper for Durham University, UK, Conference ‘Screaming in a 20-mile zone: Academic Identities in 2014’ 8-9 July 2014.  Markus, H, & Nurius, P 1986, 'Possible Selves', American Psychologist, vol. 41, no. 9, pp. 954-969.  Peter, L.J. & Hull, R., (1969) The Peter Principle, London: Pan Books  Weiler Reynolds, B., https://www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/want-more-purpose-at-work-reimagine-your-career/. December 18, 2012. [accessed 10th May 2018] 17 Mary Buckley May 2018 : L2L Reimagining Identity
  18. 18. Questions . . . . 18 Mary Buckley BA, HDip, DLIS ALA Librarian National College of Ireland Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin 1 Tel (Direct): + 353 1 4498509 Tel (Library): + 353 1 4498590 Tel (Reception): + 353 1 4498500 Fax: + 353 1 4498563 Email: mbuckley@ncirl.ie Web: www.ncirl.ie Mary Buckley May 2018 : L2L Reimagining Identity

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