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.

Learning Outcomes: 

At the end of the webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • 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.

Who Should 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.


Taylor Ralph has presented at the ACRL conference, the Electronic Resources and Librarianship Conference, the Library Assessment Conference, and CORE, as well as multiple local conferences. She has also provided online training for her library and for OSU's consortial partners. She has worked for 5 years as an instruction librarian.

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.

Tech Requirements

Core Webinars are held in Zoom. Speakers or a headset for listening to the presentation are required. Closed captioning is available in the Zoom platform.


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