Core Webinar: Integrative Reflection in Action

For Immediate Release
Wed, 10/11/2023


Mia Blixt-Shehan

Continuing Education Assistant

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

American Library Association

CHICAGO–Join Core for the webinar “Integrative Reflection in Action” on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT. Reflection as an assessment tool has consistently been a topic of trending library research, especially in regard to information literacy instruction and public services. However, the main tenets of reflective practice are more relevant now than ever before for all types of library work since the advent of the pandemic, the popularity of remote and hybrid work arrangements, and the reality that switching jobs is increasingly more common. Library workers may be feeling lost or unsupported, and not as motivated to invest in daily work, let alone the assessment of that work and other projects. After learning about different methods of reflective practice, the presenters, three librarians in different positions and organizations, have continued to successfully implement these practices to improve varying assessment projects. During this presentation, the presenters will show how each method of reflective practice can be integrated into daily work and how it can be used to improve qualitative and quantitative library assessment projects from real examples from management to collections. In addition to sharing the successes of assessment projects the presenters will also share, on a more personal level, how group reflective practices have improved mental health and productivity output in their respective jobs.

Integrative Reflection in Action
Live Webinar: Tuesday, November 14, 2023, 1 - 2 p.m. CT


Taylor Ralph, Collection Assessment Librarian, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Claire Dinkelman, Student Success Librarian, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
Porsche Schlapper, Library Branch Director, National Forest Service Library, Madison, WI

Registration Fees:

Core Member: $57.67
ALA Member: $71.10
Nonmember: $79.00

How Do I Purchase Group Registration?

You can register a group by specifying the number of people who will be accessing the webinar during checkout. We offer discounts for webinar based on the number of registrations you specify in checkout. If you are a Core member, you can purchase seats for yourself and your colleagues at the Core discount rate; ALA's new e-Learning store allows you to extend the Core member savings with colleagues at your institution.

Can't attend the live event? No problem! All registrants will receive a link to the recorded session for later viewing at their convenience.

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