Please give us your feedback – post a comment

Last year at this time, CLIC began a year-long activity for professional development focusing on the book by Char Booth, Reflective Teaching/Effective Learning.  The steering committee  is wrapping up their work by completing a report on the activities held during the year.  Instead of issuing yet one more survey, we are asking everyone who participated in some way:

  • read the book
  • attended a discussion session
  • discussed the book at your own institution
  • attended the Char Booth talk
  • completed a survey
  • attended the follow up session in the spring
  • completed any of the exercises
  • submitted comments to the blog
  • other?

Please let us know if this was a worthwhile activity, or whether CLIC should continue to explore these types of opportunities, or if this was a complete waste of your time.   We’d like to hear from anyone and everyone who has a comment about the activities.  Feel free to share the “good, the bad, and the ugly.”  Please submit your comments no later than Friday, June 29.

Thank you very much for your feedback.

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RSVP for the April 20 event

If you are interested in participating in our Communities of Practice activity which will take place on Friday, April 20 from 1:00-3:30 at Macalester, we are asking you to please fill out an RSVP form.  This event is open to any CLIC member who would like to participate in a discussion about how to continue our communities of practice based on the session we had with Char Booth.

If you were not able to attend Char’s event in October, you are still welcome to join us!

Please complete the RSVP by Friday, March 30.  A confirmation of your RSVP will be sent out the week of April 1.

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Complete a survey for the April 20 event

The CLIC Professional Development Steering Committee has selected Friday, April 20th from 1:00 – 3:30 as the date and time to do a follow up for our October event with Char Booth.  All members of CLIC are invited so if you didn’t attend the Char Booth event you are welcome to participate in the development of the Communities of Practice.

We plan on using the time to have three twenty-minute small group discussions on topics of interest to those attending.  The plan for the day is to gather at 1:00 for socializing, and at 1:30 start the first of three 20 minute discussions.  We will have reports back from the discussion facilitators and close with a brief conversation about how to continue the communities of practice.

We are asking those interested in attending to please fill out a survey which identifies potential topics to help us plan for the afternoon.  A separate RSVP form will be sent out shortly.  We’d like you to complete the survey by Friday, March 23rd.

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Save the date – April 20!

If you are interested in continuing the conversations we began in October with Char Booth’s presentation, or you are interested in becoming involved in an ongoing community of practice, please save the date of Friday, April 20th, from 1 to 3:30.  The steering committee is making arrangements for the afternoon session which will be a series of topic-based discussions.  This session will be open to anyone who is from a CLIC institution, even if you couldn’t make the Char Booth event, and we are also extending the invitation to our colleagues beyond CLIC.  We will be providing more information in March.  Stay tuned!

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Audio of Char Booth’s Oct. 28 Workshop (85 minutes)

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Char Booth’s Oct. 28 workshop presentation

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Char Booth’s Oct. 28 morning presentation

“The Library as Indicator Species”

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Register for the October 28 workshop

Click on the link and complete the form to register for the workshop with Char Booth. Priority reservations for CLIC staff will be open until September 16 at 4:30 p.m.

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What is “Reflecting with every CLIC”?

“Reflecting with every CLIC” is a professional development activity for Cooperating Libraries in Consortium (CLIC) for the 2011-2012 academic year.  More than 65 library staff members in the consortium are participating in this program to improve their teaching, whether in the classroom or in training student employees.  The focus of our activities this fall  is to read and discuss Char Booth’s Reflective Teaching, Effective Learning.  This blog provides participants with opportunities to engage in activities focused on the book, as well as to provide comments and feedback about related topics.

A talk, luncheon, and workshop is being planned with Char, and will take place in October. The luncheon will be open to the broader academic library community, and a limited number of spaces for the workshop will be available for those who are not members of CLIC.  More information about the talk and the workshop will be available in September.

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Your “to-do” list

  1. Finish the book.
  2. Post comments about Activities #1-3.
  3. Complete the survey by September 19.
  4. CLIC participants – register for the October 28 event with Char Booth by September 16. (Non-CLIC participants will be invited to attend after that date).
  5. If you plan to participate in the afternoon workshops on the 28th, register for a pre-workshop book discussion by September 16.
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