Location

Room 217

Type of Presentation

Workshop (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

Many librarians currently engage in instructional consulting as a means for supporting information literacy integration (e.g. instruction request, reference desk interactions, faculty workshops) and report significant success with this approach. In light of the traditional service model of librarianship, however, playing a consulting role can feel uncomfortable and often raises concerns about potentially overstepping territorial lines. In this interactive workshop, participants will discuss the concept of an “equal partners” consulting approach and their related experiences; will explore questions, concerns, challenges, and successes related to implementing instructional consulting; and will develop concrete strategies for engaging in instructional consulting in their specific work environments.

Workshop Structure:

  • Workshop facilitator introduces workshop topic and structure (5 minutes)
  • Participants share their experiences with and approaches to various forms of “instructional consulting” (discussion first in small groups, then as a large group) (10 minutes)
  • Workshop facilitator outlines key concepts and approaches related to an “equal partners” consulting approach (10 minutes)
  • Participants discuss initial responses to and experiences with the described approach to consulting (discussion first in small groups, then as a large group) (10 minutes)
  • Participants share scenarios in which instructional consulting might be relevant; workshop facilitator provides examples of specific scenarios in which consulting might be used (5 minutes)
  • Small groups develop potential strategies and responses to a chosen consulting scenario; followed by large group discussion (20 minutes)
  • Participants discuss potential barriers to an “equal partners” consulting approach and ways to address such challenges (10 minutes)
  • Participants share key takeaways and remaining questions (5 minutes)

Presentation Description

Many librarians currently engage in instructional consulting as a means for supporting information literacy integration (e.g. instruction request, reference desk interactions, faculty workshops) and report significant success with this approach. In light of the traditional service model of librarianship, however, playing a consulting role can feel uncomfortable and often raises concerns about potentially overstepping territorial lines. In this interactive workshop, participants will discuss the concept of an “equal partners” consulting approach and their related experiences; will explore questions, concerns, challenges, and successes related to implementing instructional consulting; and will develop concrete strategies for engaging in instructional consulting in their specific work environments.

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

Share

COinS
 
Sep 25th, 10:00 AM Sep 25th, 11:30 AM

The Instructional Consultation: A Model for Fostering Teaching Partnerships beyond the One-Shot

Room 217

Many librarians currently engage in instructional consulting as a means for supporting information literacy integration (e.g. instruction request, reference desk interactions, faculty workshops) and report significant success with this approach. In light of the traditional service model of librarianship, however, playing a consulting role can feel uncomfortable and often raises concerns about potentially overstepping territorial lines. In this interactive workshop, participants will discuss the concept of an “equal partners” consulting approach and their related experiences; will explore questions, concerns, challenges, and successes related to implementing instructional consulting; and will develop concrete strategies for engaging in instructional consulting in their specific work environments.

Workshop Structure:

  • Workshop facilitator introduces workshop topic and structure (5 minutes)
  • Participants share their experiences with and approaches to various forms of “instructional consulting” (discussion first in small groups, then as a large group) (10 minutes)
  • Workshop facilitator outlines key concepts and approaches related to an “equal partners” consulting approach (10 minutes)
  • Participants discuss initial responses to and experiences with the described approach to consulting (discussion first in small groups, then as a large group) (10 minutes)
  • Participants share scenarios in which instructional consulting might be relevant; workshop facilitator provides examples of specific scenarios in which consulting might be used (5 minutes)
  • Small groups develop potential strategies and responses to a chosen consulting scenario; followed by large group discussion (20 minutes)
  • Participants discuss potential barriers to an “equal partners” consulting approach and ways to address such challenges (10 minutes)
  • Participants share key takeaways and remaining questions (5 minutes)