School library staff perspectives on teacher information literacy and collaboration

Christine McKeever, Jessica Bates, Jacqueline Reilly

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Abstract

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.
LanguageEnglish
Pages51-68
JournalJournal of Information Literacy
Volume11
Issue number2
Early online date1 Dec 2017
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Dec 2017

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Keywords

  • information literacy
  • Northern Ireland
  • school librarians
  • school libraries
  • teachers
  • teacher–librarian collaboration

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