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Building Bridges Between Students and Practitioners. Dr. Odin Jurkowski Dr. Patricia Antrim Dr. Jennifer Robins. Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Juried Papers Session 6.4 - 01.13.2005 Agenda.

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Building Bridges Between Students and Practitioners

Dr. Odin Jurkowski

Dr. Patricia Antrim

Dr. Jennifer Robins

Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)

Juried Papers Session 6.4 - 01.13.2005

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  • Introduction and Background

  • Benefits to Students

  • Benefits to the Community

  • Highlights of Presentations

  • Motivation / Volition

  • Challenges / Recommendations

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Introduction and Background

  • LIS Program

    • NCATE approved School Library Program

  • Courses

    • LIS 5712: Integration & Utilization

    • LIS 5660: Government Publications

    • LIS 5850: Using Online Resources

  • Conference

    • Missouri Association of School Librarians

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Benefits to Students

  • Engages students in learning

  • Reflects varied learning styles

  • Provides real world experience

  • Involves students in a community of practitioners and conference work

  • Demonstrates the value of the coursework

  • Builds a closer relationship with fellow classmates and teacher

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Benefits to the Community

  • Engaging newcomers as presenters benefit the community

    • Discuss applications of research

    • Share resources

    • Present strategies to support community objectives

    • Introduce future colleagues and association leaders

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Highlights from Integration & Utilization

  • Conference was an alternative to the final in-class presentations with both built upon the concept of librarian/teacher collaboration

  • Faculty member provided overview of collaboration, levels, importance, and structure of presentation

  • Students alternated and shared techniques, tips, and lesson ideas that audience could later model or use

  • Specific examples of lessons were created to demonstrate how collaboration can be achieved

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Highlights from Government Publications

  • Built connections between government resource content, students’ abilities, and curriculum

  • Developed a brochure describing a government resource

  • Tested resources against K-12 campus firewalls and filters

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Highlights from Using Online Resources

  • Process for using information to enrich lessons

  • Observations about teaching and learning

  • Using online databases versus Internet sources

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Motivation / Volition

  • Cross the Rubicon

  • Students implement intentions

  • Faculty facilitate their success

  • Students benefit

    • Develop meaning and mastery over content

    • Extend their understanding of professionally engaged school librarians

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  • Time frame requires advanced planning and dealing with uncertainty

  • Logistics (time and money for students)

  • Number of students will vary

  • Faculty ensures student success

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  • Choose an in-state conference

  • Give students autonomy

  • Relieve presentation anxieties

  • Keep students on track / time

  • Modify presentation techniques

  • Provide handouts / URLs

  • Rethink equipment

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Selected References

  • Lyn Corno, “Introduction to the Special Issue Work Habits and Work Styles: Volition in Education,” Teachers College Record 106, no. 9 (2004): 1669-1694.

  • Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger, Situated Learning: Legitimate Peripheral Participation. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1991).

  • David Loertscher, Carol Koechlin, and Sandi Zwaan, Ban Those Bird Units! 15 Models for Teaching and Learning in Information-rich and Technology-rich Environments. (San Jose, CA: Hi Willow, 2004).