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  1. 1. IS 40430: Professional Issues in Library and Information Careers<br />Week 5: Participatory Action Research, Reflective Practice, and ePortfolios<br />17 February 2011<br />
  2. 2. Today’s Class<br />Group project check-in<br />Diversity and Cultural Competence<br />Back to e-portfolio concepts and labwork<br />
  3. 3. Diversity and Cultural Competence<br />In theory and in practice<br />
  4. 4. Montiel Overall<br />“LIS professionals will need to fully understand cultural issues affecting minority and underserved populations, and how cultural issues affect perceptions of libraries.” <br />“This article argues that greater understanding of cultural issues will result in increased library use.”<br />
  5. 5. Article’s objectives<br />summarize current understanding of cultural competence<br />fill in the gap in the literature on this topic in library and information science<br />establish a basis for moving forward the discussion of cultural competence within the LIS profession<br />
  6. 6. Cultural competence<br />Conceptual framework for cultural competency as a construct<br />Need for CC: increasing numbers of immigrants, low library usage among them<br />Lack of cultural relevance<br />Collections<br />Language barriers<br />Library perceptions<br />Draws from other disciplines, profession with CC framework<br />Beyond sensitivity, empathy, or even respect<br />
  7. 7. Cultural competence model for LIS professionals<br />
  8. 8. Is CC feasible or realistic?<br />Too many cultures/changing complexion<br />Resources to become multi-lingual<br />Librarians<br />Collections<br />Culture is …<br />Intangible <br />Not monolithic<br />
  9. 9. Issues You Raised<br />Isn’t this already happening?<br />Librarian ethics<br />Immigrant collections <br />Too idealistic or aspirational?<br />Role of self in process<br />Too theoretical- how is it applied? Examples?<br />Connection to EBLIP<br />Applicable across contexts?<br />More ethnic diversity<br />Ireland<br />
  10. 10. Ideas<br />Ideal application for EBLIP- what actually works?<br />Lack of community engagement re: information needs <br />Connection to Participatory Action Research<br />
  11. 11. ePortfolios<br />
  12. 12. Professional Portfolios (Forde)<br />“Collection of material put together in a meaningful way to demonstrate the practice and learning of a practitioner”<br />For reflection, learning, and assessment<br />For yourself and others<br />
  13. 13. Portfolio Outcomes <br />Why?<br />What Will I Gain?<br />What Can It Show?<br />Why now?<br />
  14. 14. Elements of Portfolio<br />Planning- where are you going?<br />Description- what can you do, what do you know?<br />Evidence- tangible demonstrations<br />Reflection- on your practice and development<br />
  15. 15. Portfolio Considerations (Forde)<br />
  16. 16. Portfolio Considerations (2)<br />
  17. 17. Elements of Professionalism<br />Knowledge in field<br />Ethics<br />Understand people and respond to needs<br />Accountability: to clients, colleagues, organization<br />
  18. 18. Elements of Practice<br />
  19. 19. Professional Learning<br />
  20. 20. Models of Practice<br />Three elements<br />Know why<br />Know what<br />Know how<br />Novice to expert continuum<br />Novice  Advanced Beginner  Competent  Proficient  Expert<br />Professional standards<br />Categories of knowledge, skills, outcomes, proficiencies<br />
  21. 21. Steps for using WordPress throughout the Portfolio Development Process<br />Material from Dr. Helen Barrett<br />
  22. 22. ePortfolio Using WordPress/Blog<br />