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The Journey To Build A 21 St Century Faculty Librarian Relationship: A Retrospective Case Study Reflected With Criteria 2 E And J

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2008 Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Publication Date

June 22, 2008

Start Date

June 22, 2008

End Date

June 25, 2008

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Continuous Improvement & Assessment of ET Programs

Tagged Division

Engineering Technology

Page Count

6

Page Numbers

13.1243.1 - 13.1243.6

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https://peer.asee.org/3610

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Jung Oh Kansas State University-Salina

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Jung Oh is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Kansas State University at Salina. She earned her Ph.D. from UCLA and was an ASEE postdoctoral fellow at Naval Air Warfare Center. She was 2004 Wakonse Teaching fellow and 2006 Peer Review of Teaching fellow at K-State. Her interests in scholarship of teaching include cross-curricular innovation.

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Beverlee Kissick Kansas State University-Salina

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Beverlee Kissick is an Emeritus professor and former director of libraries at Kansas State University at Salina. She earned her Ph.D. in Educational Technology Library/Media from Kansas State University.

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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

Abstract

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.

Introduction

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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