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Thursday, February 8 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Session 4.1A - Juried Papers: “Give Me Some Slack”: Public Librarians LINQ Together for Professional Development.

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School-based and community-based educators use a form of critical inquiry for practitioners to research their own professional practices to consider the impacts of their work. The Librarians’ Inquiry Forum (LINQ) is a professional development program which uses social media as the framework to implement a collaborative ethnographic approach to professional learning for librarians. This session will share the analyzed data of 15 librarians from Hawai'i’s public library system who collaborated to research and learn from one another's professional practices employing the practitioner model of reflective inquiry. The main implication of employing practitioner inquiry for public librarians is that this collaborative approach, using social media as the interface, heightens and enhances networking and sharing of ideas and practices for ongoing professional learning and identity development. Lastly, LINQ is a low-to-no-cost initiative that can be replicated for meaningful outcomes throughout librarianship.

Thursday February 8, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
Meadowbrook I

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