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How to develop a consortium: conversation and collaboration

How to develop a consortium: conversation and collaboration PurposeThis article will describe the conversations and collaborative problem solving strategies initiated by a small group of faculty working collegially across five UW campuses to address the state shortage of school librarians. Design/methodology/approachThis is a case study of the development of the Consortium, its curriculum design and redesign and course development based on Conversation Theory, a set of common principles, and new directions in the library field.FindingsThis Consortium developed a virtual department structure and a curriculum that has addressed the needs of the state and overcome bureaucratic hurdles.Originality/valueThe structure of the Consortium, the use of conversation theory to guide its development, curriculum and course design, and solutions to problems that arose could benefit other collaborative efforts. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png On the Horizon Emerald Publishing

How to develop a consortium: conversation and collaboration

On the Horizon , Volume 24 (3) – Aug 8, 2016

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1074-8121
DOI
10.1108/OTH-04-2016-0014
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Abstract

PurposeThis article will describe the conversations and collaborative problem solving strategies initiated by a small group of faculty working collegially across five UW campuses to address the state shortage of school librarians. Design/methodology/approachThis is a case study of the development of the Consortium, its curriculum design and redesign and course development based on Conversation Theory, a set of common principles, and new directions in the library field.FindingsThis Consortium developed a virtual department structure and a curriculum that has addressed the needs of the state and overcome bureaucratic hurdles.Originality/valueThe structure of the Consortium, the use of conversation theory to guide its development, curriculum and course design, and solutions to problems that arose could benefit other collaborative efforts.

Journal

On the HorizonEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 8, 2016

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