The getting of wisdom : reflections of a teaching librarian

Lupton, Mandy (2002) The getting of wisdom : reflections of a teaching librarian. Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 33(2), pp. 75-85.

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The shift in focus from teaching to learning in higher education can be paralleled in the shift from bibliographic instruction to information literacy. This move has resulted in a change of role from librarians as service providers to educators. This paper argues that in order to facilitate students' 'getting of wisdom', librarians who design and deliver information literacy programs should see themselves as teachers rather than trainers. It compares the role of the school teacher-librarian with that of the academic teaching librarian. The implications of a dominant training paradigm result in the reduction of information literacy to lower order surface learning. Support for teaching librarians is crucial in changing roles and self-image.

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ID Code: 30216
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: information literacy, higher education
ISSN: 0004-8623
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Deposited On: 04 Feb 2010 02:10
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2011 13:42

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