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Becoming Confident Teachers by Claire McGuinness

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Introduction

This book is for, and about, the unsung yet critically important group of professional academic librarians, who strive to facilitate learning among students and library users, and who frequently do this whilst juggling a range of other library tasks and responsibilities. The world of the Teaching Librarian is diverse, challenging and often contrary. Sometimes, the role is barely recognised; at other times is it all encompassing, and viewed as the cornerstone of information service provision. Sometimes librarians feel confident and well-prepared for this role; often, they feel intimidated, ill-equipped and insufficiently trained. It is a job that can be maddening, rewarding, arduous, exciting and transformative – all at the same ...

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