Preparing teaching librarians for practice: focusing on the basics


This chapter explores the skills and knowledge required by teaching librarians to perform their instructional duties and suggests eight key areas of competence which constitute a basic knowledge base for instructional librarianship. The eight areas of competence include: conceptualising information literacy; articulating the instructional mission of the library; learning theories; broad learning frameworks; instructional needs assessment; writing goals, objectives and intended learning outcomes; selection of teaching and learning activities; creating effective learning materials; aligning assessment with learning outcomes and activities; and promotion and outreach. ...

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