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by Jason Coleman on Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 03:41 pm

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Discussion EPDRC Summary of Current Activities - Sept. 15, 2014

by Jason Coleman on Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 03:41 pm

At ALA Annual 2014, the committee hosted a discussion forum titled "The State of Reference Education: What We Have Learned and What Would You Like to Find Out." The participants in the discussion made a strong case for continuing to teach specific reference content in library school. They also noted that library school should strive to give students more experience with customer service activities. See the attached document for more information about this discussion forum. The committee is planning a similar discussion forum for ALA Midwinter 2015. 

At ALA Annual 2014, the committee hosted a discussion forum titled "The State of Reference Education: What We Have Learned and What Would You Like to Find Out." The participants in the discussion made a strong case for continuing to teach specific reference content in library school. They also noted that library school should strive to give students more experience with customer service activities. See the attached document for more information about this discussion forum. The committee is planning a similar discussion forum for ALA Midwinter 2015. 

The committee has examined the websites of 59 library schools in North America and compiled information about what reference courses they offer and which, if any is required. In the near future, we plan to share our preliminary findings through a short article in a professional journal. The committee has also begun contacting schools directly to gather more detail about what information they cover in their reference courses. We are currently discussing how best to gather this information and are planning to reach out to ALISE to obtain their advice.

The committee will contact members of ALISE to explore the possibility of co-presenting a panel about library education for reference at ALA Annual 2016. The committee has also contacted the chair of RUSA MARS' Professional Development Committee to begin planning a joint survey of RUSA members' professional development needs.

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Discussion EPDRC Goals for 2014-2015

by Jason Coleman on Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 03:40 pm
  1. Share the results of phase 1 of the State of Reference Education Project by publishing a short article in a professional journal, e.g., RUSQ
  2. Continue phase 2 of the State of Reference Education Project through the following means:
  • Sponsor an online e-forum and an in-person discussion forum at ALA Midwinter 2015 to learn what practicing librarians think library schools should be teaching related to reference skills.
  1. Share the results of phase 1 of the State of Reference Education Project by publishing a short article in a professional journal, e.g., RUSQ
  2. Continue phase 2 of the State of Reference Education Project through the following means:
  • Sponsor an online e-forum and an in-person discussion forum at ALA Midwinter 2015 to learn what practicing librarians think library schools should be teaching related to reference skills.
  • Reach out to ALISE to plan a panel session at ALA Annual 2016 that will focus on (1) library school educators' strategies for preparing students for public services work and (2) what skills and experiences library administrators are looking for in newly hired public services librarians.
  • Contact library schools to gain more information about what reference content they are teaching.
  • Collaborate with MARS to develop a survey about what RUSA members need for professional development.
  • Collaborate with MARS' Professional Development Committee to plan a free RSS/MARS pre-conference workshop at ALA Midwinter 2015.
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    Event Open, online business meeting of RSS' Education and Professional Development for Reference Committee

    by Jason Coleman on Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 11:41 am

    RSS' Education and Professional Development for Reference Committee will be conducting an open, online business meeting on September 3, 2014 from 3pm-4pm (Central Time).

    To join the meeting, go to https://ksu.zoom.us/j/910756963

    The agenda for the meeting is:

    I. Introductions

    II. Review of past goals and progress toward those goals

    III. Update goals - if appropriate

    RSS' Education and Professional Development for Reference Committee will be conducting an open, online business meeting on September 3, 2014 from 3pm-4pm (Central Time).

    To join the meeting, go to https://ksu.zoom.us/j/910756963

    The agenda for the meeting is:

    I. Introductions

    II. Review of past goals and progress toward those goals

    III. Update goals - if appropriate

    • Discuss possibility of sponsoring a webinar

    IV. Decide whether to host discussion forum at 2015 ALA Midwinter

    V. Decide on regular meeting schedule and method

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    Event State of Reference Education: What We Have Learned And What Would You Like To Find Out?

    by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

    Join the RSS Education & Professional Development for Reference Committee to learn about and discuss the current state of reference education.

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    Discussion Annual Conference Committee Meeting Tentative Agenda

    by Joseph Yue on Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 03:31 pm

    Jun 28

    Jun 28

    8:30 am - 10 am
     
    1. confirmation of agenda
    2. review of state of reference education project
    3. logistics of the discussion forum
    4. remaining projects/tasks
    professional development survey
    professional development outcome and venue cheatsheet
     
    5. adjournment

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    Event RUSA RSS Education & Professional Development for Reference Committee Meeting

    by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

    Meeting of the RSS Education & Professional Development for Reference Committee.

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    Online Doc EDPDRC 2013-2014 Roster

    by Joseph Yue on Fri, May 30, 2014 at 06:21 pm

    Joseph Yue (Chair, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
    Bryna R. Coonin (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
    Ms. Liane E. Elias (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
    Ellen Keith (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
    Elizabeth H. Park (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
    Mr. Shannon George Richie (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
    Rayette Sterling (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)

    Joseph Yue (Chair, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
    Bryna R. Coonin (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
    Ms. Liane E. Elias (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
    Ellen Keith (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
    Elizabeth H. Park (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
    Mr. Shannon George Richie (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
    Rayette Sterling (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
    Henrietta Thornton-Verma (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)

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    Event Education and Professional Development for Reference Committee Meeting (RSS)

    by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 07:22 pm

    Planning meeting of the RSS Education and Professional Development for Reference Committee.

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    Event Education and Professional Development Committee Meeting (RUSA RSS)

    by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 01:25 pm

    Meeting of the RSS Education and Professional Development Committee

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    To identify and study issues relating to the education and professional development of reference librarians and library support staff; to encourage and promote effective professional development and training; to monitor, evaluate and promote the development of library school curricula for the preparation of reference librarians.

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