A persistent challenge for many librarians is a lack of formal training in pedagogical techniques. In addition to lacking academic coursework in this area, librarians seldom look beyond their professional community for opportunities to develop these vital skills. Given the obvious parallels in mission and responsibilities, the field of education seems a natural fit. This chapter explores the benefits of crossdisciplinary professional development in the context of a collaboration between a librarian and an educational studies professor. Through alternating points of view, it presents the motivation for the partnership, the challenges it presented, and the positive outcomes for each participant. It also offers an in-depth look at the instructional development itself.
This chapter appears in Revolutionizing the Development of Library and Information Professionals: Planning for the Future, a volume in the Advances in Library and Information Science (ALIS) Book Series, authored by Samantha Schmehl Hines, University of Montana - Missoula College, USA, Copyright 2014, IGI Global, www.igi-global.com. Posted by permission of the publisher.
Kraus, Hilary and Kraus, Rudolf V., "A Perfect Match: Partnering with Education Faculty for Pedagogical Professional Development" (2014). Library Staff Publications. 22.