June 22, 2008
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The journey to build a 21st century faculty-librarian relationship: A retrospective case study reflected with criteria 2 e and j
“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”- Henry Ford1
If we expect students to function effectively on teams and to have a respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues (TAC of ABET Program Outcomes criteria 2 e and 2 j), how and where do we demonstrate those outcomes within our professional activities as role models? This paper will reflect on how faculty and librarians fostered a successful cross disciplinary relationship and worked as an effective team built on diverse personal strengths. The authors examine their journey to nurture an information fluent learning environment which they viewed as one of critical 21st century teaching and learning issues, and share their lessons learned that are applicable to their team skill teaching practices.
Some of Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC of ABET) Criterion 2 Program outcomes, such as (a) a mastery of the knowledge, (b) an ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, sciences, engineering and technology (c) an ability to communicate effectively, are relatively easier to address, document, and assess than other outcomes, such as (e) an ability to function effectively on teams, (h) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning, and (j) a respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues.
This paper will reflect on how faculty and librarians fostered a successful cross disciplinary relationship and built an effective team. How did we foster the connectedness as a group? How did our diverse personalities impact the relationship? How did we create a win-win relationship based on personal strengths? How did we benefit from social capital? How did we build co- mentorship? How did we practice being a community of learners? How did we employ a servant leadership model? The authors share their retrospective analysis and lessons learned, in hopes of overcoming challenges in educating 21st century learners, and strengthening cross-disciplinary learning environments.
Collaboration: What did we do as a team?
In the rapidly changing 21st century educational environment, faculty and librarian’s successful collaboration and communication can create a core community of learners. The concept of collegiality is discussed as one of most challenging and meaningful components of a successful collaboration between faculty and librarians.2, 3 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) information literacy web site presents many resources and ideas including various
Oh, J., & Kissick, B. (2008, June), The Journey To Build A 21 St Century Faculty Librarian Relationship: A Retrospective Case Study Reflected With Criteria 2 E And J Paper presented at 2008 Annual Conference & Exposition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. https://peer.asee.org/3610
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