On-Demand Webinar: Integrative Reflection in Action
Reflection as an assessment tool
has consistently been a topic of trending library research, especially
in regard to information literacy instruction and public services.
However, the main tenets of reflective practice are more relevant now
than ever before for all types of library work since the advent of the
pandemic, the popularity of remote and hybrid work arrangements, and the
reality that switching jobs is increasingly more common. Library
workers may be feeling lost or unsupported, and not as motivated to
invest in daily work, let alone the assessment of that work and other
projects. After learning about different methods of reflective practice,
the presenters, three librarians in different positions and
organizations, have continued to successfully implement these practices
to improve varying assessment projects. During this presentation, the
presenters will show how each method of reflective practice can be
integrated into daily work and how it can be used to improve qualitative
and quantitative library assessment projects from real examples from
management to collections. In addition to sharing the successes of
assessment projects the presenters will also share, on a more personal
level, how group reflective practices have improved mental health and
productivity output in their respective jobs.
- Identify which method of reflective practice would be the most effective to implement in conjunction with individual work responsibilities;
- Implement tangible results of reflective practice into both qualitative and quantitative assessment projects; and
- Make improvements to mental health through reflective assessment that translate to more productive work.
Attend: The primary audience for this webinar is early and
mid-career librarians across all library types. Presenters will
specifically discuss government and academic libraries, but content is
applicable to public, corporate, and special libraries.
Claire Dinkelman has worked as an instruction librarian for over 5 years. She has presented at the Information Literacy Summit and provides local training for her library.
Porsche Schlapper has presented at the Library Collective, the Northeast Technical Services Librarian conference, and multiple local conferences including the Illinois/Wisconsin Innovative Users Group.
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