A Guide to Teaching Information Literacy: 101 Tips

Helen Blanchett, Chris Powis, Jo Webb

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The role of the librarian increasingly involves delivering information literacy using a range of teaching methods, from delivering induction sessions to informal one-to-one support on a day-to-day basis. Although this is increasingly recognized, many practitioners do not have teaching qualifications and are often left to fulfil a role for which they feel ill-equipped. Even when they do have teaching qualifications, these are often gained from mainstream courses that do not always adequately address the delivery of information literacy. This book is a much-needed sourcebook to support library staff in the delivery of information literacy teaching, by providing practical guidance on tried and tested ideas and techniques for sessions. Full of hints and tips grounded in learning theory, it is a practical reference tool designed to be dipped into as needed when planning teaching and training. Where applicable the activities are mapped to models of information literacy, with guidance on adapting ideas for different levels and contexts. Advice is given on activities in the following areas such as: designing sessions; preparing sessions; delivering sessions; different types of sessions; teaching by topic; creating teaching / support materials; assessing learning; evaluating teaching sessions; and, e-learning. This easy-to-use book is an invaluable source of inspiration for any librarian involved in teaching information literacy, whether they are new to teaching or experienced but in search of fresh ideas.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages272
ISBN (Electronic)9781856048767
ISBN (Print)9781856046596
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameA Guide to Teaching Information Literacy


  • Teaching
  • Information Literacy


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