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Teaching, Learning, and Leading: Be a professional triple threat

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Keynote by Rebecca K. Miller, The Pennsylvania State University

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Teaching, Learning, and Leading: Be a professional triple threat

  1. 1. Teaching, Learning, and Leading Be a professional triple threat The Innovative Library Classroom 2017 Radford University Radford, VA
  2. 2. TILC 2017!
  3. 3. Scenes Act 1 Scholarship as conversation Act 2 A critical time for libraries Act 3 An instruction librarian shall lead them
  4. 4. Scenes Act 1 Scholarship as conversation Act 2 The confrontation Act 3 The resolution
  5. 5. 2014
  6. 6. 2014
  7. 7. 2015
  8. 8. 2016
  9. 9. 2017
  10. 10. Scenes Act 1 Scholarship as conversation Act 2 A critical time for libraries Act 3 An instruction librarian shall lead them
  11. 11. • Cross-institution collaboration • Evolving nature of the scholarly record • Patrons as creators • Rethinking library spaces • Research data management • Valuing the user experience https://www.nmc.org/publication/nmc-horizon-report-2017-library-edition/
  12. 12. https://trends.ifla.org/
  13. 13. Library directors: • Anticipate increased resource allocation toward services, with the most growth for positions related to teaching and research support • Are deeply committed to student success, yet find it difficult to articulate these contributions • Are interested in expanding collections to include more non-textual materials • Recognize that discovery does not and should not always happen in the library • Are pursuing strategic directions with a decreasing sense of support from their institutions http://www.sr.ithaka.org/publications/us-library-survey-2016/
  14. 14. New fluencies for learners: • Information fluency • Solution fluency • Creativity fluency • Collaboration fluency • Media fluency • …what else?
  15. 15. Collaboration: intra- and inter-institutional User- or learner-centered services Outcomes-based planning and assessment Intentional and conscious integration of technology and new types of collections
  16. 16. Massive organizational change New roles for library colleagues New ways of evaluating and assessing CHANGE
  17. 17. Scenes Act 1 Scholarship as conversation Act 2 A critical time for libraries Act 3 An instruction librarian shall lead them
  18. 18. Act 3 Scene 1: Skills Scene 2: Pedagogy as leadership Scene 3: Opportunities
  19. 19. Skills • Administrative • Assessment and evaluation • Communication • Curriculum knowledge • Information literacy integration skills • Instructional design • Leadership • Planning • Presentation • Promotion • Subject expertise • Teaching
  20. 20. Skills • Colleague • Instructional designer • Teacher • Teaching partner • Advocate • Project manager • Coordinator • Learner
  21. 21. Communication Ability to “read” an audience Flexibility and adaptation on the fly Cultivating buy-in Generating engagement Insight into cognitive functions, individuals
  22. 22. Identify a recent situation where you used one of these skills outside of the classroom or a teaching situation. What happened in this situation, and how did you use this skill?
  23. 23. Pedagogy as leadership Mental models
  24. 24. Pedagogy as leadership Vygotzsky’s Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD)
  25. 25. Pedagogy as leadership Mezirow’s Transformative Learning Theory
  26. 26. Pedagogy as leadership Barr & Tagg’s From Teaching to Learning
  27. 27. Pedagogy as leadership Critical/feminist pedagogy
  28. 28. Pedagogy as leadership ID models
  29. 29. What is one of your favorite pedagogies, teaching strategies, or learning theories? How might this translate into a leadership strategy or perspective?
  30. 30. Opportunities Facilitating meetings and managing projects
  31. 31. Opportunities Strategizing, designing, and facilitating professional development
  32. 32. Opportunities Identifying, gathering, and analyzing appropriate analytics
  33. 33. Opportunities Working with development and advocating for resources
  34. 34. What opportunities do you have in your professional life that look different when you use your leadership lens or bring your leadership identity to them?
  35. 35. Epilogue
  36. 36. Teacher. Learner. Leader.
  37. 37. Thank you! Rebecca K. Miller rkm17@psu.edu @rebeccakmiller rebeccakatemiller.com

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