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 instructional learning in a variety of formats and styles. However, where do academic librarians get the innovative ideas they are supposed to grasp and utilize to remain ahead of the current? How do they assimilate them? How close are they to innovation? This presentation proposes a space to discuss these challenges.

Proposal

Innovation is a word concept that pervades academic library’s teaching and learning. We talk innovation, we discuss innovation, we create job descriptions and offer titles with innovation on it, and pretend that almost anything we do in the field is about innovation. However, professional literature contradicts our perception. Several authors point out to 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. So, How should we connect innovation and learning design in the current times to maximize the educational value and impact of academic instruction supports high quality education? , What should we consider then when proposing innovation in learning design, how could we build a realistic and tangible culture of innovation for learning design for academic librarians? These questions are very relevant to build up a culture of emerging learning design that speaks to the current students and educators and allows librarians to collaborate efficiently with learning and instructional.designers. This presentation delves on academic library professional development, their skills, the role of information technology in our jobs, and discusses the role of innovation in the academic librarian professional development.

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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 word concept that pervades academic library’s teaching and learning. We talk innovation, we discuss innovation, we create job descriptions and offer titles with innovation on it, and pretend that almost anything we do in the field is about innovation. However, professional literature contradicts our perception. Several authors point out to 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. So, How should we connect innovation and learning design in the current times to maximize the educational value and impact of academic instruction supports high quality education? , What should we consider then when proposing innovation in learning design, how could we build a realistic and tangible culture of innovation for learning design for academic librarians? These questions are very relevant to build up a culture of emerging learning design that speaks to the current students and educators and allows librarians to collaborate efficiently with learning and instructional.designers. This presentation delves on academic library professional development, their skills, the role of information technology in our jobs, and discusses the role of innovation in the academic librarian professional development.