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The definition of information literacy – how much does it matter?

I work in the School of Psychology, and a group of us who do similar research meet each week to discuss topics of shared interest. Recently we discussed this article titled What is cognition? The article provides a range of... Continue Reading →

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Adding Learning Theories to My Information Literacy Teaching Kete

“As with any classroom instructor, librarians require familiarity with learning theories. Once these are mastered, librarians’ contribution to the academy will not be limited to the “production” of information for patrons, but rather the addition of critical thinking to the... Continue Reading →

Navigating teaching from face-to-face to online library tutorials

I am the Subject Librarian for Architecture and Design at Victoria University of Wellington. As part of my role I support students in learning how to use the library. One of the key courses for first year Architecture students is... Continue Reading →

Advocating for information literacy

My name is Katherine Chisholm, and I’m a Business Librarian at Massey’s Manawatū campus. When it comes to supporting students, my most important role is as an advocate for information literacy (IL). Bear with me as I try to break... Continue Reading →

A librarian coming of age in new times….

Much has changed since I wormed my way into the cloistered world of school librarians a quarter of a century ago. Today’s landscape seems to have undergone a radical transformation, so what was there before, is now difficult to recall... Continue Reading →

Is presence by inference good enough?

Image from: https://conversation.education.govt.nz/ In November last year, with the end of the school year in sight, the Tomorrow’s Schools Independent Task Force published its report entitled Te Whiria Nga Kura Tuatinitini: Our Schooling Futures: Stronger Together. The Task Force, chaired... Continue Reading →

A valuable resource

Do I perceive the role of teaching information literacy skills (ILS) to be part of my job as a school librarian? Absolutely. This is an essential role for which librarians are trained, yet many teachers are unaware of the information... Continue Reading →

The room of requirement – really?

We are now two thirds of the way through our research on teacher-librarian partnerships, and over the summer I’ve been reflecting back on these last two years and all we have learned. It has been a truly joyous project. For... Continue Reading →

The mature student encounters the wonders of library services

Kia ora! For those of you who don’t know me I’m Rose, the administrator and junior researcher for the IL Spaces team. I wrote a blog post when I first started in this role, explaining my bourgeoning understanding of information... Continue Reading →

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