Information Literacy Spaces



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 →

Sharing the effort to get the reward: the librarian, my students, and I

When I first started teaching research skills I noticed that students, who were supposedly digital natives, did not know how to find information, and when they did find any they did not know how to tell if it was any... Continue Reading →

To Infinity and Beyond!

To Infinity and Beyond was not the first title I thought of when contemplating what to name this blog post. As someone who manages to always find a quote, song or movie title for most occasions, I had three possible... Continue Reading →

How do we put a spotlight on literacy?

It’s a month now since I returned from the (very) sunny Northern Hemisphere, and the tan lines have all but faded away. The trip certainly included plenty of fun (and shopping!), but most of all it was an opportunity to... Continue Reading →

Working together to ensure students become effective researchers: a project update from Whanganui City College

During Term 2 here at Whanganui City College things have been moving along.  Our biology teacher, Dave Elwood, and I came back inspired from the project’s hui in March, especially with the possibilities raised by Rose Hipkins and her NZCER... Continue Reading →

Time to Talk: Themes from Tertiary Collaborations & the National Project Survey

Recently at the RLL2 conference I shared some of the findings of a national survey aimed at tertiary librarians and academic staff. I want to discuss how these findings have been borne out in the project partnerships that I am... 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 →

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