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  1. 1. PAARL Academy: Modular Training on Bibliotherapy Librarians and Information Professionals as Bibliotherapists Acquisition and Technical Preparations Librarians Center, National Bookstore 20 May 2011 9:00 AM – 3PM Zarah C. Gagatiga
  2. 2. Librarians as Bibliotherapists <ul><li>Ang buhay ng librarian ay masayang tunay! </li></ul><ul><li>Masayang tunay! </li></ul><ul><li>Masayang tunay! </li></ul><ul><li>Ang buhay ng librarian ay masayang tunay! </li></ul><ul><li>Masayang tunay! </li></ul><ul><li>What’s your color! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Group dynamics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group cheer/chant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Role assignments – facilitator, scribe, reporter, time keeper, DA </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Librarians as Bibliotherapists <ul><li>Group work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Answer the following questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Why am I here </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What did I bring with me? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What did I leave behind? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What have I learned so far? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What will I bring home or take back to my library? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Buzz group </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bigger buzz group (one group, one question to answer) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Librarians as Bibliotherapist <ul><li>Bibliotherapy is a treatment used by information professionals to make therapeutic use of selected reading materials for clients and patrons (Weaver, 1999) </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliotherapy is the provision of health information and support through books (Brewster, 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliotherapy has two kinds: Clinical and Developmental </li></ul>
  5. 5. Librarians as Bibliotherapists <ul><li>The role of the librarian is an intermediary…seeking to resolve patron’s informational needs and wants (Ettinger, 2008 Library Journal). </li></ul><ul><li>… a dedicated librarian can act as a bibliotherapist and suggest some good books for people suffering from depression, blood pressure or cardiac problems (Vyasamoorthy, 2009). </li></ul>
  6. 6. Librarians as Bibliotherapists <ul><li>Librarians shall render impartial service to all library users, regardless of their race, beliefs, age, gender, or social status. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Code of Ethics for Registered Librarians, Philippine Librarianship Act of 2003 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The literacy influences of Gaiman (movie) and Gourlay (blog) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Librarians as Bibliotherapists <ul><li>Candy Gourlay’s blog post – What does a librarian make? </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Neil Gaiman’s speech in accepting the Carnegie Award 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries are the Future </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  8. 8. Bibliotherapy & Book Prescription Shop Models <ul><li>Book Break – The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea </li></ul><ul><li>Book Prescription Shop in Essex – Arts Council, UK 2006 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mental health professionals select titles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Librarian acquires titles and make them accessible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mental health professionals issue a prescription of books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patient goes to the library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Librarian provides the books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patients profile – anxiety disorder and mild depression </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnership between the National Health Service and the public library. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Bibliotherapy & Book Prescription Shop Models <ul><li>Kirklees Council – Well Into Words </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MEDICAL – counselor or therapist play major role in the implementation of a bibliotherapy session </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motivation – Reading and Engagement –Discussion – Follow up - Feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SOCIAL – generic and covers a wider range of reading materials for different kinds of users/clients </li></ul><ul><li>- bibliotherapy sessions may take place in libraries and community centers </li></ul>
  10. 10. Librarians as Bibliotherapists <ul><li>Requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal stability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Genuine interest to help others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to empathize without being judgmental, moralizing, didactic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Salup and Salup, 1978 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Areas of Concentration </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative not competitive </li></ul><ul><li>Careful planning </li></ul><ul><li>Deliberate provision and access of books and information </li></ul><ul><li>Literary merit of the literature </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Salup and Salup, 1978 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Acquisitions and Technical Preparations <ul><li>Personal Timeline </li></ul>Highlights Lowlights Grade school years High school years College to adulthood Can you see patterns and cycles? What are these patterns and cycles? How often did these pattern and cycle appear? What does the highlights and lowlights of your life tell you?
  12. 12. Pied Beauty by Gerard Manley Hopkins, SJ <ul><li>Glory be to God for dappled things – </li></ul><ul><li>For skies of couple-colour </li></ul><ul><li>as a brinded cow </li></ul><ul><li>For rose-moles all in stipple upon the trout that swim </li></ul><ul><li>Fresh firecoal chestnut falls; finches wings; </li></ul><ul><li>Landscape plotted and pieced – fold, fallow and plough: </li></ul><ul><li>And all trades, their gear and tackle trim </li></ul><ul><li>All things counter, original, spare, strange; </li></ul><ul><li>Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows?) </li></ul><ul><li>With swift, slow, sweet, sour, a dazzle dim; </li></ul><ul><li>He father-forth whose beauty is past change; </li></ul><ul><li>Praise him. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Batik-batik na Kariktan ni Paring Bert Alejo SJ <ul><li>Luwalhati sa Diyos sa mga batik-batik na bagay – sa langit na kambal kulay tulad ng bakang may balat; </li></ul><ul><li>Sa bulaklaking kaliskis ng lapu-lapung lumalangoy sa dagat </li></ul><ul><li>Bagong-baga ng kalalaglag na bunga; pakpak ng langay-langay </li></ul><ul><li>Tanawing bukid na pinatag at pinitak- pastulan, taniman, at parang; </li></ul><ul><li>Ang tanang kalakal, gulong nila’t mga kagamitan; </li></ul><ul><li>Tanang bagay na iba, bukod, bihira’t di kilala; </li></ul>
  14. 14. Batik-batik na Kariktan ni Paring Bert Alejo SJ <ul><li>Anumang pabagu-bago, pinaghalu-halo (sino’ng makatatanto?) </li></ul><ul><li>Ng mabilis, mabagal; matamis, mapait, maningning, madilim; </li></ul><ul><li>Bumubukal sa ama na ganda’y di mag-iiba: Siya’s purihin. </li></ul><ul><li>Ano ang iyong nakita? </li></ul><ul><li>Ano ang iyong narinig? </li></ul><ul><li>Ano ang iyong naramdaman? </li></ul><ul><li>Ano sa buhay mo ang batik-batik? </li></ul><ul><li>Ano ang iyong pakiramdam at kaisipan sa mga batik-batik ng buhay mo? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Fireworks! <ul><li>Matapos sagutin ang mga tanong, ibahagi sa katabi ang mga sagot. </li></ul><ul><li>Buzz Group </li></ul><ul><li>Pakingan ang awit ni Katy Perry na Fireworks at namnamin ang bawat salita </li></ul><ul><li>Sa iyong mga batik-batik na kariktan, alin dito ang, sa iyong palagay, magagamit mo upang makatulong sa iba – pamilya, kaibigan, komunidad? </li></ul><ul><li> Take your time. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Acquisition and Technical Preparations <ul><li>Know your READER </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Readers’ profile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User needs analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading survey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focused Group Discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Circulation Statistics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Course Offering and Curriculum Outline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developmental Stages of Reading (Chall, 1983) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Know the library’s COLLECTION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Review your acquisition policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Align collection development program to assessed needs of readers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand current and available literature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know the basic literary types and genre </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seek partnerships, linkages and networks </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Acquisition and Technical Preparations <ul><li>Group Activity # 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read the book assigned to your group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analyze the book following the book’s story elements (theme; characters, problem-solution). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide a short review of the book. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Think of a client or a group of clients to whom you can recommend the book. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give your reasons why they would “want” to read the book. </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Acquisition and Technical Preparationsdo <ul><li>Group Activity # 2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Look at the circulation statistics of your library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do the numbers tell you? Pay attention to the peaks and valleys of the collection your library has circulated. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make conclusions from these movements. What is the cause of these movements? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can you test your hypothesis (course of action)? </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Acquisition and Technical Preparations <ul><li>Group Activity #3 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sample Annotated Bibliography </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose five to ten books in the bookstore. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make an annotated bibliography of the books you chose on a clean sheet of paper. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As a group, post all of your annotated bibliographies on a Manila Paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get ready for a “gallery walk”. </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Let’s process! Let’s talk! <ul><li>Explain which of the three activities is most appealing, if not, useful to you. </li></ul><ul><li>Go back to the question “What will you bring home or take back to your library?” </li></ul><ul><li>Open Forum / Response / Comments </li></ul>