Information Literacy Spaces


Tertiary Libraries

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

No Shelves Required

Kia ora koutou katoa. I’m Catherine Doughty and I lead information literacy (IL) teaching at Whitireia Library. I have taught IL at a high school library, at public libraries, and at Whitireia, taking every opportunity to introduce IL skills to... Continue Reading →

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