ID: 126 / Workshop D-03: 1
Topics: Roadmap of our Profession
Keywords: interactive workshops, workshop methods, competencies, leadership skills
Better than presentations – workshop facilitating skills as new competencies for (health) library professionals – introducing and testing interactive methods (2 x 75 min)
1Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium; 2Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway; 3University of Eastern Finland, Finland
As the boundaries of health librarianship keep expanding we need all kinds of new competencies. These competences include also skills and methods that can be used in managing libraries and in developing services together with the library users. They can be used also in teaching information literacy to students and in training researchers and library staff. These new skills and methods include planning and leading interactive workshops.
Our workshop provides tools for information professionals interested in facilitating such workshops. It can be useful also for colleagues who want to take the most of attending such workshops.
We will introduce the planning process and several different interactive methods that are easy to implement. The participants will have the opportunity to practice the methods and to add these skills to their professional competencies.
Learning outcomes : Knowledge of planning and facilitating interactive workshops; Getting to know different workshop methods; Practicing interactive workshop methods; Comparing workshop methods and their usability in professional setting; Preparing an interactive mini-workshop
Type of interactivity : Participants will have the opportunity to practice various techniques and methods facilitating interactivity and dialogue. Among them World Café (or Knowledge Café) and Fishbowl, effective and flexible formats for hosting large group dialogue, or Speed dating, Focus group, Brain-writing Pool and even Dreaming, techniques which encourage exchanges in smaller groups.
Level : Introductory
Target audience : Library and information professionals interested in leading interactive workshops and also those who may find the threshold of attending such workshops too high.
Preparation for the session : No
Biography and Bibliography
Ghislaine Declève is Head of the Health Sciences Library of UCLouvain, Belgium. Professional interests are turning libraries into learning centers, international cooperation, evidence-based library and information practice, library benchmarking. Member of the EAHIL Board.
Karen Buset is Head of Medicine and Health Library at NTNU, Norway. Professional interests are library planning and the library as a place; Emerging technologies and use of social media in marketing and communication, Learning technologies and Professional development. Member of the EAHIL Board. Twitter: @karenbuset
Tuulevi Ovaska, University of Eastern Finland Library, has been a librarian since 1990, and a health librarian since 2003. Her professional interests include, but are not limited to, benchmarking, evidence-based library and information practice, communications and marketing. Member of the EAHIL Board. Twitter: @TuuleviUEFlib.