Faculty and Librarian Collaborations

$175.00

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Collaboration with faculty is an important and necessary component of librarians' jobs. Working with faculty on assignment design, instruction, student, support, programming initiatives, and research projects are a few of the ways librarians partner. Taught by a former instruction librarian and current faculty member, this course unpacks faculty and librarian collaborations. To develop the best collaborative relationships, librarians need to understand faculty workload and responsibilities. Throughout the course, participants will be actively engaged to understand how the goals of librarians and faculty overlap and diverge. The course ends with participants developing ideas and writing a plan for how to move forward with the best faculty and librarian collaborations.

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1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Course Description

Collaboration with faculty is an important and necessary component of librarians’ jobs. Working with faculty on assignment design, instruction, student, support, programming initiatives, and research projects are a few of the ways librarians partner. Taught by a former instruction librarian and current faculty member, this course unpacks faculty and librarian collaborations. To develop the best collaborative relationships, librarians need to understand faculty workload and responsibilities. Throughout the course, participants will be actively engaged to understand how the goals of librarians and faculty overlap and diverge. The course ends with participants developing ideas and writing a plan for how to move forward with the best faculty and librarian collaborations.

Course takeaways:

  • Course participants will identify commons pitfalls of faculty and librarian collaborations;
  • Course participants will recognize areas of similar and divergent goals for librarian liaisons and faculty responsibilities;
  • Course participants will develop ideas for successful faculty and librarian collaborative relationships;
  • Course participants will write a plan for successful faculty and librarian collaborations

Lauren Hays

Lauren HaysLauren Hays PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology at the University of Central Missouri. Previously, she was the instructional and research librarian at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS where she enjoyed teaching and being a member of her institution’s Faculty Development Committee. She has co-presented at the annual conference for the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and was the 2017 speaker on SoTL for the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee’s Midwinter Discussion. Her professional interests include SoTL, teaching, information literacy, educational technology, library and information science education, teacher identity, and academic development. On a personal note, she loves dogs, traveling, and home.

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