DescriptionPodcast: Developing teaching skills as librarians
As Librarians many of us have entered the academic library space without traditional teaching training. Producing high-quality learning experiences for Charles Sturt students and staff is a core part of our work (Lewitzky, 2020; Nichols Hess, 2020), as such we have cultivated teaching skills through a variety of avenues. We develop our skills through a broad program of internal professional development and ongoing informal and formal learning experiences. This includes an innovative scheme to progress our capabilities via a peer-to-peer training program. Other elements involve reflecting on our experience in an annual peer coaching exercise and regular community of practice sessions. One aspect of our teaching role is to assist students to develop the skill of Lifelong Learning (Tammaro et al., 2020), we do this via information literacy training delivered as part of our Embedded Librarian Program. As Librarians we epitomise lifelong learning by embracing constant improvement in the teaching space via continuous reflection, responsiveness to feedback and engagement in training opportunities. By incorporating new techniques such as active learning we have adapted our skills and increased student engagement. In this podcast, focused on the theme of Innovation and Quality, we will present a round table discussion with Librarians from diverse backgrounds and with different training and teaching experiences. We will touch on how we adapt our teaching approaches to suit a range of groups, including first year students, postgraduate students, overseas cohorts, researchers, academic staff, and our own Library colleagues. Together we’ll demonstrate that by embracing and incorporating innovative technologies and engaging in the scholarship of teaching and learning, we continuously learn and improve our teaching skills.
|Period||17 Nov 2021 → 19 Nov 2021|
- Academic Libraries
- Reflective Practice