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Librarians as Teachers: Reframing our Professional Development

Corrall, Sheila and Delaney, Mary and Cleary, Ann (2019) Librarians as Teachers: Reframing our Professional Development. In: LILAC: The Information Literacy Conference, April 24-26, 2019, Nottingham, UK.

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Professional development for teaching roles is a big issue for librarians, who often have little formal teacher education and feel underprepared for their work as educators. Professional organizations provide valuable support through journals, conferences, and other programs and resources, but librarians struggle with managing their professional learning alongside the day-to-day demands of their jobs. In 2016, the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Ireland launched a new framework to support professional development for all staff who teach in higher education, which breaks new ground in targeting everyone involved in teaching and facilitating learning (not just academics), and covering teacher development holistically, putting the Self at the center of a process that stresses issues that resonate with teaching librarians, such as professional identity and values, communication and dialogue, digital capacity, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and evidence-based reflection. In 2017, the Forum funded three Irish academic libraries to field test the Framework and evaluate its use by library staff. The conference workshop provides an opportunity for participants to learn about project experiences, reconsider their own professional development in light of the Framework, and compare its potential for libraries with other tools commonly used by teaching librarians.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
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Corrall, Sheilascorrall@pitt.eduscorrall0000-0001-5591-6524
Date: 25 April 2019
Date Type: Completion
Event Title: LILAC: The Information Literacy Conference
Event Dates: April 24-26, 2019
Event Type: Conference
Schools and Programs: School of Computing and Information > Library and Information Science
Refereed: No
Uncontrolled Keywords: Academic libraries, Digital capacity, Evidence-based reflection, Learning support, Professional development, Teaching librarians
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Projects: L2L: Library Staff Learning to Support Learners Learning
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2019 17:58
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2019 17:58


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