Information Literacy Spaces

Improving students’ information literacy competencies and learning across the senior secondary and tertiary sectors

A progress report from Central Southland College

Term Two is underway and our teacher-librarian collaboration plans have swung into action with Biology at Level 3 & History at Level 2 leading the way. The History Standard The Level 2 History class has had 4 intensive sessions led... Continue Reading →


When change is good: what the expertise of a librarian can do for students’ learning

When our school started this research journey and the TLRI project (and we were an early joiner), I sat in the initial seminars thinking, as a recently successful uppity postgraduate, ‘Why would I get the librarian to do this information... Continue Reading →

Collaborative Planning

I have been fortunate to work with some great teachers over the years, and have enjoyed a collaborative partnership with many of them.  Some collaborations have been of the quick, basic, on-the-run variety, while others full team-teaching lessons. There are... Continue Reading →

Victoria University collaborative partnership projects well underway.

Our two first-semester 2018 Victoria University information literacy mini-projects are now successfully in progress. Each involves a librarian working together with a course coordinator or lecturer. One is taking place in a first-year architecture course. Students are completing a two-part... Continue Reading →

My collaborative experience: the benefits are already emerging!

Information literacy is a crucial skill set that by its very nature demands our attention as teachers. That is why the Information Literacy Spaces project is a ground-breaking, and an immediately relevant project to be part of. As a classroom English teacher,... Continue Reading →

Aurora College and its collaborative plans

As part of the Information Literacy Spaces project at Aurora College, we are passionate about disciplinary literacy and unlocking information literacy in particular for our students. Yet, if truth be told, we are not totally confident with how exactly we... Continue Reading →

Who teaches the “teaching librarian”?

  I'm about to attend the Flexible Learning Association of New Zealand annual conference here in Palmerston North - full disclosure, I'm also a member of the conference organising committee :-). I've attended regularly over the years, and other 'education'... Continue Reading →

A student perspective on Information Literacy

Kia ora! I’m Rose, the new administrator for the IL spaces team. I just recently moved to Christchurch to do my Masters in Child and Family Psychology at the University of Canterbury. Last year I was living up in Wellington... Continue Reading →

Collaboration in Action

After an enthusiastic and productive two days of learning and sharing at our annual Hui, I returned to school and a mountain of work. However, through the busyness, I was reminded how rewarding and exhilarating collaborating with a teaching colleague is. ... Continue Reading →

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