Teaching librarians: 10 concepts shaping the role


This chapter explores and discusses 10 key trends and concepts that are currently influencing the shape and future development of the teaching role in academic libraries. The 10 concepts described are: developing a teacher identity; reflective practice; developing a personal teaching philosophy and knowledge base; the virtual learning environment (VLE); teaching a diverse student base; information literacy for graduate students and researchers; instructional training for librarians; action research in practice; reinvigorated strategies for collaboration; and advocacy.

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reflective practice

virtual learning environment

student diversity

action research


collaboration ...

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