“Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.” (Wenger-Trayner, 2015)
Communities of practice share three central characteristics:
In other words, a community of practice is a group of people with a common interest who share their experiences with the goal of improving their practice.
The Library Instruction Google group is used to communicate with librarians and staff involved in library instruction. Content of the listserv can include our successful instructional sessions, our challenges, teaching strategies, assessing learning, how to incorporate technology into the classroom, and much more. If you are interested in joining this listserv, contact Anna Michelle Martinez-Montavon.
ICOP: Collaborative Professional Development for Those who Teach
Here are some resources to learn with/from other library educators.
Online learning communities
Conferences & Professional Organizations
Clearinghouses of Learning Materials
Resources for teaching Writing & Rhetoric library sessions