Reflective teaching: Self-evaluation to assess and improve your teaching practice

The Instruction Section is sponsoring a pre-conference workshop at ALA Annual, for the first time in many years. Please see below for details and visit the website for additional information.

Reflective teaching: Self-evaluation to assess and improve your teaching practice

Friday, June 26, 1-4 pm

Workshop leaders: Wendy Holliday and Anne-Marie Deitering

Reflection is a central component of effective teaching practice and successful student learning. But reflection can sometimes seem fuzzy, without purpose, and lack connection to larger program goals. In this three-hour workshop, participants will learn techniques and strategies for more structured and intentional reflection. Participants will learn how to identify, articulate, and diagnose teaching and learning “problems” that they encounter in the classroom, analyze their role as a teacher in that situation, and then apply techniques of reflective practice to address those learning problems and improve student learning. Participants will also explore collaborative reflective practices in order to build reflective practice into their instruction programs.

Implications of Microaggressions

LLAMA Webinar Explores Implications of Microaggressions

Microaggressions are subtle, denigrating messages delivered to members of marginalized groups, and they can negatively affect an organization’s culture. Experiences of microaggressions can lead individuals to feel increasingly dissatisfied with their jobs, which may result in their physical or psychological departures from their organizations. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) and the ALA Office for Diversity will present “Racial and LGBT Microaggressions: An Introduction for Library Leaders,” on Mar. 18, at 1:30 – 3:00 PM (Central time).

This webinar will define microaggressions, cover racial microaggressions and microaggressions toward LGBT people, and discuss how this affects librarians and the potential implications for the future of the profession.

By the end of this webinar participants will:

Understand the concepts of racial and LGBT microaggressions and their potential effects on the profession.
Be able to describe the manifestations of microaggressions in order to recognize when participants or their colleagues may be experiencing these phenomena.
Recognize strategies for addressing microaggressions in order to propose solutions to improve the climate at participants’ institutions.
Presenters: Alanna Aiko Moore, Librarian for Sociology, Ethnic Studies and Gender Studies, University of California, San Diego; Jaena Alabi, English & Psychology Librarian, Auburn University Libraries, Auburn, AL

Fees: LLAMA member $49; Non-LLAMA member $59; LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199; Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239

Register online

Register with a purchase order or by mail: registration form (PDF, 1 pg.).

Can’t attend the live event? No problem! If you register, you will automatically receive a link to the recorded version for later viewing.

For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact Fred Reuland. freuland@ala.org

E-Book Cataloging Using a Shared Mailbox

ALCTS webinar: E-Book Cataloging Using a Shared Mailbox

This webinar is one of the six-part “Working with Continuing Resources” webinar series

Date: Monday, March 16, 2015
All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Description: Acquiring and cataloging e-books received as firm orders presents a unique challenge to librarians accustomed to print materials, who struggle to manage an invisible backlog and workflow, and the attendant difficulties with tracking, communicating between departments, and notifying users when the materials are available to them. This session will show participants how to plan and create a workflow for processing these orders using a shared mailbox.

Learning outcomes: Participants will be able to plan and create a workflow applicable to their own environment.

Who should attend? Technical services librarians who are responsible for the management of an e-book workflow, whether in acquisitions or cataloging.

Presenter: Nancy Mitchell Poehlmann has been a cataloging manager since 1990. She has presented sessions on various cataloging and management topics at the American Library Association Midwinter and Annual conferences, the SUNY Librarians Association conference, and the Association of American Law Libraries annual conference. She is currently Head of the Cataloging Services Department at the University at Albany, State University of New York.

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Single Webinar Registration Fees: Registration Fees: ALCTS Member $43 ; Non-member $59 ; Group rate (members/non-members) $99/$129 ; International $43

This webinar is part of a six part series. Please check the ALCTS Web site for discount pricing for the entire webinar series.

For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website:
http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/031615

ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

Patent Searching – new Library Juice course in March!

Patent Searching

Instructor: Martin Wallace
Dates: March 2-27, 2015
Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Price: $175

http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/018-patent-searching.php

The corpus of patents constitutes one of the largest organized repositories of technical information in the world. The value of searching for these documents is not limited to inventors; information from patents is also used by historians, genealogists, entrepreneurs, attorneys, and engineers. Whether serving public or academic communities, patent searching is a skill to include in any librarian’s repertoire. As a primer for librarians, students in this course will learn the anatomy of a patent and how patents are organized. A variety of search strategies will be discussed, and several freely available databases will be consulted. Guidelines for avoiding “unauthorized practice of law,” a concern often inhibiting librarians from providing effective services to their users, will also be provided.

Martin Wallace is a Science & Engineering Librarian at the University of Maine, Orono, and serves as Maine’s only representative to the Patent and Trademark Resource Centers Program administered by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He has served three terms as secretary of the Patent and Trademark Resource Center Association (PTRCA) and is currently the Association’s web master. Martin received his MLIS from the University of North Texas in 2005 and his MS in Information Systems from the University of Maine in 2014.

Read an interview with Martin about this course:

http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/news/?p=264

Course Structure
This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.

Payment Info
You can register in this course through the first week of instruction. The “Register” button on the website goes to our credit card payment gateway, which may be used with personal or institutional credit cards. (Be sure to use the appropriate billing address). If your institution wants to pay using a purchase order, please contact us to make arrangements.

Library Juice Academy
P.O. Box 188784
Sacramento, CA 95818
Tel. 218-260-6115
Fax 916-415-5446

inquiries@libraryjuiceacademy.com
http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/

New Directions in Information Literacy: Growing Our Teaching Practices

New Directions in Information Literacy: Growing Our Teaching Practices

Instructor: Andrea Baer
Dates: March 2 to April 10, 2015
Credits: 2.25 CEUs
Price: $250

http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/099-new-directions-IL.php

In recent years instruction has become an increasingly significant component of almost all library positions related to public services, and yet most new librarians have limited opportunities to gain teaching experience and knowledge of effective pedagogy. The need for more educational opportunities related to library instruction is evident in the undeniable changes occurring now in library instruction and in librarians’ understandings of the concept “information literacy.” (This evolution is particularly apparent, for example, in the ACRL’s new framework for information literacy and the conversations surrounding it.)

This 6-week course is intended for librarians and graduate students who are either new to library instruction or who wish to strengthen their understandings of teaching information literacy as a higher-order thinking process. Participants will explore the instructional roles of librarians and library services; the concept of information literacy, its evolution within libraries, and its relevance to librarianship; varying instructional approaches to information literacy; and instructional design principles and learning theories that can inform effective library instructional services. Participants will also apply their growing knowledge to developing their own teaching practices. Weekly discussions and assignments will focus on authentic tasks instruction librarians do in their work, such as communicating the meaning of information literacy and library instruction within a specific educational context, developing learning outcomes for an instruction session, developing a learning activity or lesson plan, and articulating one’s teaching philosophy through a teaching statement.

Course learning outcomes:

– Become familiar with varying conceptions of information literacy.
– Recognize various instructional roles librarians play in varying information environments and contexts.
– Develop a general understanding of instructional design principles (e.g. learning outcomes, backward design, instructional scaffolding, and assessment).
– Develop a working knowledge of teaching methods and learning theories which can inform your own instruction of information literacy.
– Apply basic knowledge of instructional design to creating learning activities that target specific learning outcomes and apply scaffold the learning process.
– Reflect on your emerging or current teaching style and philosophy and its influence on your teaching practice.

Andrea Baer is the Undergraduate Education Librarian at Indiana University-Bloomington, as well as an Adjunct Lecturer for the University of Tennessee’s School of Information Sciences. She holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of Washington and a Masters in Information Sciences from the University of Tennessee. Andrea’s work in libraries and education is deeply informed by her teaching background in writing and literature and by her interests in critical pedagogy and critical inquiry.

Course Structure
This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.

Payment Info
You can register in this course through the first week of instruction. The “Register” button on the website goes to our credit card payment gateway, which may be used with personal or institutional credit cards. (Be sure to use the appropriate billing address). If your institution wants to pay using a purchase order, please contact us to make arrangements.

Library Juice Academy
P.O. Box 188784
Sacramento, CA 95818
Tel. 218-260-6115
Fax 916-415-5446

inquiries@libraryjuiceacademy.com
http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/

Lessons from the Maker Movement – ACRL/Choice Webinar

Lessons from the Maker Movement Webinar Registration (March 24, 2015)
Please join us for a free hour long ACRL/Choice webinar!

March 24, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pacific | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 -2:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern

Register

Learn how DIY projects can transform your engineering classroom into a more collaborative, problem-solving environment for today’s students.
Join AccessEngineering with guest speaker, Donald Norris, for an essential webinar on what has been called the next industrial revolution—the Maker Movement. New devices like the Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone Black, and Intel Edison provide a unique opportunity for students to apply engineering concepts through DIY
projects. Drawing upon his own experience incorporating DIY projects into the classroom, this leading author will outline practical techniques for using projects to teach students about design constraints,
making tradeoffs, and creative, collaborative problem solving approaches.

Speaker: Donald Norris
Donald is an electronics engineer with an advanced degree in Production Management. He has more than twelve years’ experience as a professional software developer using C, C#, C++, Python, and Java,
as well as five years’ experience as a certified IT security consultant, and is an avid electronics hobbyist and maker.

Sponsored by McGraw-Hill Education.

Certificate in Library Management

Library Juice offers a Certificate in Library Management!

Taught by Deborah Schmidle, this series of online classes provides a
strong foundation in managerial skills, and is intended for new managers
or those who would like to enhance their current knowledge base. Though
these courses touch on organizational theory, the primary focus is on
practical skills that can be readily adapted to individual needs.

The six four-week courses in this program complement and build upon each
other; however, they have also been developed as stand-alone courses and
can be taken as such. Participants who successfully complete all six of
these courses will obtain a certificate of completion for the series.

Courses in this series:

– Effective Communication Strategies
– Planning and Leading Productive Meetings
– Strategic Planning: Setting Directions for the Future
– Critical Strategies for Implementing and Managing Organizational Change
– Growing, Developing, and Retaining Dynamic Staff
– Telling Your Story: Successful Marketing Strategies for Librarians

The series begins March 2nd. Enrollment will be open through the first
week of instruction.

http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/certificate-management.php

Each course has a price of $175 per registered participant. You can
register for all six courses in the certificate program at once, at a
10% discount. Discounts are also available for multiple staff member.

Deborah Schmidle is currently the principal consultant at Schmidle
Consulting Services. She has developed and taught numerous
organizational development-related workshops and has facilitated
strategic-planning processes for libraries and library organizations.
She holds an M.L.I.S. from Syracuse University and a Certificate in
Contemporary Leadership from the School of Industrial and Labor
Relations at Cornell University. Prior to retiring in March 2013, she
was Director of Research & Learning Services at Cornell University
Library (CUL).

Library Juice Academy
P.O. Box 188784
Sacramento, CA 95818
Tel. 218-260-6115
Fax 916-415-5446

inquiries@libraryjuiceacademy.com
http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/