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Collaborating Deeply: Librarian and Instructional Technology Partnerships

Your Name and Title: Rebecca Johnson, Virtual Instruction & Emerging Technologies Librarian

Library, School, or Organization Name: Manchester University & Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI)

Co-Presenter Name(s): Noah Brubaker, PALNI Associate Director

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Louisiana/Indiana, United States

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): Librarians, Instructional Designers, Instructional Technologists

Short Session Description (one line): 
Collaborating Deeply: Librarian and Instructional Technology Partnerships

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
As the information landscape of higher education shifts in today’s digital age, librarians find themselves expanding their roles to include educational technology and instructional design. With the expansion of responsibility comes the need for additional support and expertise beyond the traditional aspects of librarianship.

This presentation will showcase a deep collaboration model put into place by PALNI (the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana) institutions while offering suggestions for campuses to recreate this model departmentally in a single campus setting. PALNI’s commitment to deep collaboration builds on the strengths and skills of librarians across 24 institutions, offering the opportunity to partner on larger scale projects that one institution would be stretched to do alone.

During the 2017/2018 academic year, PALNI instituted its first cross-departmental collaboration with the start of the Instructional Technology Advisory Group. Our presentation will provide examples of the work accomplished to date, the structure and inclusion of information technologists and instructional designers, as well as future goals on the horizon. Our hope is that the presentation would offer topics of discussion for any librarian to begin conversations at their respective campuses with administration, centers for teaching and learning, curriculum committees, faculty governance bodies, etc.

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