Professional Development & Leadership
Change is constant. As curriculum, technology, and program standards evolve, librarians must continue to grow professionally to keep pace with changing expectations. Steady professional growth is no accident; it depends on a number of factors that tap into adult motivation to learn. Library leaders prepare professional development to engage adults in meaningful learning processes that will result in change in behavior. What structures work best for different learning needs and in different learning situations? Participants in this session will expand their repertoire of adult learning strategies.
Learning Goal 1. The participant will learn and participate in instructional strategies for adults, such as the use of grouping, conversational structures, and processing time.
Action Step: The panel will share a "lightning round" of strategies and uses.
Action Step: The facilitator will lead participants through one exercise to demonstrate the use of one strategy to learn a specific strategy.
Learning Goal 2. The participant will learn how to use a double-track agenda, using instructional strategies that can be adapted for use with student groups.
Action Step: The program will be designed so that participants practice specific strategies they can use with other groups.
Action Step: The panel will share the actual use of a double track agenda using video. Participants will observe and discuss.
Learning Goal 3. The participant will learn how to frame a message for non-librarians.
Action Step: Panelists will model the process of identifying the stakeholder's needs and framing the message.
Action Step: Participants will role-play the process.
Meeting Type: Program
Content Area: Transforming: Teaching & Learning
Interests: Administration and Management, Facilitation, Leadership, Organizational Change, Professional Development, Training
Type of Library: Academic, Community College, Elementary School, High School, Middle School, School/Media Center
Cost: Included with full conference registration.