VALA 2020 TMC.pptx
VALA2020 ePresentation titled (with abstract below):
Creating an innovative collection to impact the practice of 21st Century teachers
AUTHORS AND AFFILIATIONS
Helfrich, S1, Pilz, S2
1 Monash University, Clayton, Australia
2 Monash University, Clayton, Australia
Samantha Helfrich; Monash University; Monash University Library; Subject Librarian; Wellington Road, Clayton, VIC, 3168, Australia; 03 9902 4284; firstname.lastname@example.org
Sylvia Pilz; Monash University; Monash University Library; Subject Librarian; Wellington Road, Clayton, VIC, 3168, Australia; 03 9902 2663; email@example.com
The Teaching Materials Collection (TMC) within the Monash University Library is a small, specialised collection, which was originally inherited from the Faculty of Education. This project was created to manage and redevelop the TMC. This collection has been a challenge primarily because it sits outside of the general and special collections practices of the University library system. The TMC has sat unchanged and under-utilised for many years. This project began as a way of addressing these underlying issues, and to promote these resources to the Faculty of Education staff. The long term goal of this collection redevelopment is to better inform and support the teaching and learning practices of students undertaking undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in early childhood, primary, and secondary teaching practice.
The library team has reviewed best practices and evaluated our current resources in the field, as part of this project over the past year. Our aim is to develop a collection that is inclusive, and reflective of current and future teaching practices that adopts a holistic, progressive and agile approach to resource management. We look to achieve this through collaboration with stakeholders within the library and University faculties, and the integration of technology and other modern educational resources that are relevant to the development of the skills that students will need to prepare them for employment in both traditional and increasingly digital environments.
The collection has been benchmarked against comparative collections at other tertiary institutions and local school libraries. Moreover, library staff collaborated with academics to embed resources within their unit curriculum, review collection resources and create work integrated learning programs to explicitly tie skill development to library resources. We have looked for ways to integrate best practice into the TMC, and develop procedures specifically for this specialised collection. The goal of this project is to create an innovative collection through a review of the literature and comparative collections, to develop a set of flexible procedures that will allow the library to respond to changes in the curriculum and professional outcomes. While overall, making both traditional teaching resources and digital technologies available to all students. Where these resources are more accessible and relevant to students who will be teaching in a twenty-first century classroom.
While this project is ongoing, the redevelopment of this collection and the acquired resources will endeavour to make both traditional teaching resources and digital technologies available to all students through an open and accessible collection.
Technology and social good through open and accessible collections.