New Article: “Co-Teaching Relationships Among Librarians and Other Information Professionals”
The following article appears in the latest issue (released today) of Collaborative Librarianship (Vol 4, No 4).
Co-Teaching Relationships Among Librarians and Other Information Professionals
Vol 4, No 4
This article uses the co-teaching experiences of workshop instructors at the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries as a basis for an in-depth exploration of the factors that lead to successful co-teaching arrangements among librarians and other information professionals. The experiences of these instructors demonstrate that co-teaching can provide numerous benefits: It can enhance the learning experience for students, it can provide a method for refining teaching skills, it can promote successful collaborations across departments, and it can bring innovative ideas into the classroom. Drawing on collaboration research from the Wilder Foundation, this study found that successful co-teaching relationships are characterized by factors related to environment, partnerships, process and structure, communication, purpose, resources, and external/long-term considerations. Within these seven areas, guidelines for successful co-teaching relationships have been formulated for use by librarians and other information professionals.
Direct to Full Text Article (17 pages; PDF)
See Also: Complete Table of Contents of Collaborative Librarianship (Vol 4, No 4).
Also from Medaille and Shannon: “Integration and Collaboration: Leveraging IT/Library Cooperation
by Combining Traditional Research Instruction with Technology Training” (1 page; PDF)
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.