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School library staff perspectives on teacher information literacy and collaboration

McKeever, Christine, Bates, Jessica and Reilly, Jacqueline (2017) School library staff perspectives on teacher information literacy and collaboration. Journal of Information Literacy, 11 (2). pp. 51-68. [Journal article]

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URL: https://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/JIL/article/view/PRA-V11-I2-3

DOI: https://doi.org/10.11645/11.2.2187.


Pupils need to develop information literacy (IL) skills in schools in order to be active members of a skilled workforce, for lifelong learning and digital citizenship. However, there has been little focus on the extent to which this happens in a classroom setting and on information competencies of teachers. As part of a broader study of teachers’ knowledge and perceptions of IL, librarians in schools in Northern Ireland were interviewed. Findings reveal low levels of collaboration with teachers. Recommendations are made regarding how to overcome challenges involved in developing teachers’ IL so that they can better support learners.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:information literacy; Northern Ireland; school librarians; school libraries; teachers; teacher–librarian collaboration
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
Faculty of Social Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Education
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
ID Code:39178
Deposited By: Dr Jessica Bates
Deposited On:19 Dec 2017 11:17
Last Modified:19 Dec 2017 11:17

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