Proposal Title

Innovation for Emerging Learning Design: Where do Academic Librarians get their ideas from?

Session Type

Interactive Presentation

Session Location

University Hall, ADP Center 1120

Start Date

30-5-2019 10:00 AM

End Date

30-5-2019 10:45 AM

Key Terms

Innovation, Academic Librarianship, Professional Culture, Emerging Learning Design, Challenges

Brief Abstract

Academic librarians support educators and design and implement instruction in a variety of formats and styles. Where do academic librarians obtain the innovative ideas they are supposed to adapt to and utilize? How do they implement them? How close are they to innovation? This presentation proposes a space to discuss these challenges.

Proposal

Innovation is a concept that pervades academic libraries’ teaching and learning. We talk innovation, we discuss innovation, we create job descriptions and confer titles with innovation in them, and we find that almost anything we do in the field is about innovation. However, professional literature contradicts our perception. Several authors (Jantz, 2017) (Neal, 2006) point out the fact that innovation is actually counter-cultural among academic libraries, and that actual innovation is scarce, mismanaged, and limited by the intrinsic iron cage structure of our organizations. How should we connect innovation and learning design in the current times to maximize the educational value and impact of academic instruction to support high quality education?, What should we consider then when proposing innovation in learning design, and how could we build a realistic and tangible culture of innovation for learning design for academic librarians? These questions are relevant to build up a culture of innovation that speaks to the current students and educators and allows librarians to collaborate efficiently with instructional designers. This presentation discusses the role of innovation and its challenges in academic libraries.

Jantz, R. C.,. (2012). Innovation in academic libraries: An analysis of university librarians' perspectives. Library & Information Science Research, 34(1), 3-12. doi:http://dx.doi.org.proxy.lib.utk.edu:90/10.1016/j.lisr.2011.07.008 Neal, J. G. (2006). The research and development imperative in the academic library: Path to the future. Portal : Libraries and the Academy, 6(1), 1-3. doi:http://dx.doi.org.proxy.lib.utk.edu:90/10.1353/pla.2006.0007

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Innovation for Emerging Learning Design: Where do Academic Librarians get their ideas from?

University Hall, ADP Center 1120

Innovation is a concept that pervades academic libraries’ teaching and learning. We talk innovation, we discuss innovation, we create job descriptions and confer titles with innovation in them, and we find that almost anything we do in the field is about innovation. However, professional literature contradicts our perception. Several authors (Jantz, 2017) (Neal, 2006) point out the fact that innovation is actually counter-cultural among academic libraries, and that actual innovation is scarce, mismanaged, and limited by the intrinsic iron cage structure of our organizations. How should we connect innovation and learning design in the current times to maximize the educational value and impact of academic instruction to support high quality education?, What should we consider then when proposing innovation in learning design, and how could we build a realistic and tangible culture of innovation for learning design for academic librarians? These questions are relevant to build up a culture of innovation that speaks to the current students and educators and allows librarians to collaborate efficiently with instructional designers. This presentation discusses the role of innovation and its challenges in academic libraries.

Jantz, R. C.,. (2012). Innovation in academic libraries: An analysis of university librarians' perspectives. Library & Information Science Research, 34(1), 3-12. doi:http://dx.doi.org.proxy.lib.utk.edu:90/10.1016/j.lisr.2011.07.008 Neal, J. G. (2006). The research and development imperative in the academic library: Path to the future. Portal : Libraries and the Academy, 6(1), 1-3. doi:http://dx.doi.org.proxy.lib.utk.edu:90/10.1353/pla.2006.0007