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Youliveyoulearn mla2013


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Youliveyoulearn mla2013

  1. 1. Amy Harris HoukKathy ShieldsYou Live, You Learn:Leadership andProfessionalDevelopment for theInstruction Librarian8th Annual Metrolina Information Literacy ConferenceJune 13, 2013
  2. 2. Who are we?Amy Harris Houk• Information Literacy ProgramCoordinator, UNCG• Supervise one staff member whohelps with instruction• 9 other librarians do instruction aspart of their liaison duties• Approximately 600 sessions peryearKathy Shields• Head of Reference andInstruction, High Point University• Not a direct supervisor• Have 3 other librarians who doinstruction, but no true instructionstaff• Approximately 200-225 sessionsper year
  3. 3. Overview• Leadership• Tips from the Trenches• Challenges• What We’ve Done• Ways to Train• Professional Development• Our Favorite Resources• Discussion!
  5. 5. Tips from the Trenches• Build relationships• Buy-in is essential• Communicate (the Goldilocks rule)• Advocate for your programWe are all leaders!
  6. 6. Challenges• Leading from the side• Competing priorities• Doing more with less• Generational differences
  7. 7. What we’ve done• UNCG:• Monthly workshops (sometimes)• Sandbox sessions• Updates at Reference meetings• Drop-in consults• HPU:• Workshops in conjunction with staff meetings (sporadically)• LibGuide on Information Literacy• Individual consults with new librarians
  8. 8. Ways to train• Teaching Practice• Observation• Co-teaching• Workshops• Formal• Informal• Online• One-on-one consultations
  9. 9. How can instructioncoordinators bestsupport teachinglibrarians?
  11. 11. How do you keep up?• Make it part of the routine• Pick and choose• Technology is your friend (RSS, Twitter, etc.)• Build a network
  12. 12. What are your tips forkeeping up with currenttrends inteaching/informationliteracy?
  13. 13. Our Favorite ResourcesListservs• ILI-l• INFOLIT• EMLIBS• ACRL FYEBlogs/Websites• Project Information Literacy• ACRLog• Info-mational (Char Booth)• ProfHacker (CHE)• The Unquiet Library (BuffyHamilton)• Train Station (NC StateLibrary)• TED Talks
  14. 14. Our Favorite ResourcesConferences• This one (of course!)• LOEX• Lilly Conference on Collegeand University Teaching• ACRL• Immersion (not really aconference)• Georgia Conference onInformation Literacy• Elon’s Teaching andLearning Conference(August)Organizations• NC BIG (NCLA)• LIRT (ALA)• IS (ACRL)
  15. 15. Our Favorite ResourcesBooks• Classroom AssessmentTechniques (Angelo andCross)• Anything by JoannaBurkhardt• Anything by MaryellenWeimer• Reflective Teaching,Effective Learning (CharBooth)Journals/Articles• Communications inInformation Literacy• “Heart of a Teacher” byParker Palmer• RUSQ• College and ResearchLibraries News• Hybrid Pedagogy
  16. 16. What resources haveyou found mosteffective forprofessionaldevelopment ininformation literacy?