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Emma Clausen
Pierce College
ACRL Washington & Oregon
Fall Conference 2015
opening doors & creating opportunities
for adjun...
isolated
potentially heavy doors
disconnected
out of the
loop
stressed
• connection fuels engagement
• opportunity for mea...
opening doors
1. onboarding strategies
2. shared reference work
3. project work & co-teaching
4. reflective practice
5. in...
framing: onboarding strategies
• what activities get to the heart of our
culture?
• share the unique culture of our librar...
Complete? Date(s)
Review reference collection, databases, and catalog using sample
assignments.
Observe a FT librarian tea...
shared reference work
• navigate college systems
and the campus
• questions come up
organically
• meaningful conversation
...
connecting: project work
• identifying skills and interests
and connecting colleagues
with projects
• balancing needs of l...
connecting: co-teaching
• scaffold by beginning with
observation
• discuss student population
and unique needs
• develop o...
reflective practice
• institutional observation
process
• goal: support sharing and
growth opportunities
• tie reflections...
1. Thinking back over the past calendar
year, how have you grown as a librarian
and teacher?
2. Reflect on your work with ...
building together: in-service
• unique opportunity for community
building
• activities and discussion driven
by faculty ne...
in-service topics
• assessment of one-shot instruction
• active learning and lesson planning
• how to connect with discipl...
in-service time & cost
• 3-4 hours planning
• provide a modest stipend, if possible
• secure money in budget for special
a...
opening doors to personal &
professional engagement
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Opening Doors and Creating Opportunities for Adjunct Library Faculty

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Slides prepared for a short talk on supporting the professional development and growth of adjunct library faculty at the 2015 ACRL Washington and Oregon Joint Conference in Eatonville, WA, October 2015.

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Opening Doors and Creating Opportunities for Adjunct Library Faculty

  1. 1. Emma Clausen Pierce College ACRL Washington & Oregon Fall Conference 2015 opening doors & creating opportunities for adjunct library faculty slides and documents: goo.gl/1FimYU
  2. 2. isolated potentially heavy doors disconnected out of the loop stressed • connection fuels engagement • opportunity for meaningful contributions • conversation is key
  3. 3. opening doors 1. onboarding strategies 2. shared reference work 3. project work & co-teaching 4. reflective practice 5. in-service
  4. 4. framing: onboarding strategies • what activities get to the heart of our culture? • share the unique culture of our library: • service philosophy • teaching mission
  5. 5. Complete? Date(s) Review reference collection, databases, and catalog using sample assignments. Observe a FT librarian teaching a class. Co-teach a class. Debrief about co-teaching experience. Observe teaching on the reference desk or in the classroom. (Fall and Spring) Write annual self-reflection and debrief with FT librarian. (Winter) new faculty checklist
  6. 6. shared reference work • navigate college systems and the campus • questions come up organically • meaningful conversation • explore the collection using real student topics and assignments from across disciplines
  7. 7. connecting: project work • identifying skills and interests and connecting colleagues with projects • balancing needs of library with individual interests • reality check: it takes time to help manage/shepherd a project
  8. 8. connecting: co-teaching • scaffold by beginning with observation • discuss student population and unique needs • develop outcomes and lesson plan together • discuss active learning and assessment
  9. 9. reflective practice • institutional observation process • goal: support sharing and growth opportunities • tie reflections into plans for professional development/ projects
  10. 10. 1. Thinking back over the past calendar year, how have you grown as a librarian and teacher? 2. Reflect on your work with classroom teaching, reference, collection development, technology or assessment. Choose one or two of these areas and describe some challenges/opportunities that you’ve identified in your work. 3. What would you like to learn in the future? What kinds of projects would you like to be involved in at Pierce College Library? 4. What kinds of support do you need to help you continue to learn and grow as a librarian? reflective practice questions
  11. 11. building together: in-service • unique opportunity for community building • activities and discussion driven by faculty needs • space to discuss issues and concerns
  12. 12. in-service topics • assessment of one-shot instruction • active learning and lesson planning • how to connect with discipline faculty • improving communication • project opportunities • open educational resources (OER)
  13. 13. in-service time & cost • 3-4 hours planning • provide a modest stipend, if possible • secure money in budget for special assignments • meal/refreshments • work closely with campus food service for options • set preferred date far in advance of event
  14. 14. opening doors to personal & professional engagement slides and documents: goo.gl/1FimYU
  15. 15. Three Doors by atoach is licensed under CC-BY 2.0 A beautifully decorated door by Thomas Rousing is licensed under CC-BY 2.0 / modified from original Church Entrance by pat_ossa is licensed under CC-BY 2.0 Typical Rasinari door by quinet is licensed under CC-BY 2.0 / modified from original Two Pink Doors by atoach is licensed under CC-BY 2.0 / modified from original wrought iron hinge by nickobec is licensed under CC-BY 2.0 tree hinge by snigl3t is licensed under CC-BY 2.0 opulent doors by nancynance is licensed under CC-BY 2.0 Upstairs bathroom pocket door by orangelimey is licensed under CC-BY 2.0 Kock knock anymore by Éamonn Ó Muirí is licensed under CC-BY 2.0 photographs

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