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Reflect, connect, perform: Reframing teacher development for inclusive library learning

Corrall, Sheila (2019) Reflect, connect, perform: Reframing teacher development for inclusive library learning. In: Enhancing teaching and learning in Irish academic libraries: Stories of professional artistry. Dundalk Institute of Technology for L2L: Library Staff Learning to Support Learners Learning, Dundalk, Ireland, pp. 6-20. ISBN 978-1-9993665-0-6

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Abstract

L2L: Library Staff Learning to Support Learners Learning is a groundbreaking initiative that transformed the professional lives of librarians and library assistants in Irish academic libraries and gave fresh impetus, new meaning and direction to their educational work and goals. Three libraries collaborated over two years in a nationally-funded project to test and evaluate an innovative Professional Development Framework for all staff who teach or facilitate learning in higher education. The project was conceived against a backdrop of challenge and change for library instruction, which has expanded and diversified over time, using new modes of delivery, introducing novel content, and engaging many more library staff with the student learning experience; yet the teaching role of librarians is continually being questioned and contested by both academics and librarians. The present paper prefaces a set of reflective case studies published as an open access book that forms a key contribution of this project by sharing individual and collective experiences, insights, and benefits of using the PD Framework to understand and advance teaching and learning in libraries. This foreword identifies the distinctive qualities of the Framework, showing how its inclusive and holistic approach bring to the fore issues of longstanding concern for academic librarians, such as professional identity, critical reflection, digital capacity, collaborative relationships, and evidence-based practice. It argues that the stories captured in the succeeding chapters demonstrate the potential of this national framework to revitalize library teaching and learning on a global scale, following the inspiring lead of these Irish academic libraries.


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Item Type: Book Section
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Corrall, Sheilascorrall@pitt.eduscorrall0000-0001-5591-6524
Date: March 2019
Date Type: Publication
Publisher: Dundalk Institute of Technology for L2L: Library Staff Learning to Support Learners Learning
Place of Publication: Dundalk, Ireland
Page Range: pp. 6-20
Schools and Programs: School of Computing and Information > Library and Information Science
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Academic libraries, Digital capacity, Evidence-based reflection, Learning support, Professional development, Teaching librarians
ISBN: 978-1-9993665-0-6
Title of Book: Enhancing teaching and learning in Irish academic libraries: Stories of professional artistry
Editors:
EditorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Cleary, Annann.cleary@dkit.ieUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Cohen, Philippcohen52@hotmail.comUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Delaney, MaryMary.delaney@itcarlow.ieUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Official URL: http://l2l.ie/publications-2/
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Funders: National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2019 17:58
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2019 17:58
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/36650

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