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Author McGuinness, Claire.
Title Becoming confident teachers : a guide for academic librarians / Claire McGuinness.
Published Oxford : Chandos Publishing, 2011.
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 Floor4  Z682.4.C63 M34 2011    DUE 02-28-18
Description xviii, 227 p. ; 24 cm.
Series Chandos information professional series
Chandos information professional series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-220) and index.
Contents The evolving role of the teaching librarian. Teaching librarians and the information literacy revolution ; Who is the 'teaching librarian'? ; Should librarians teach? ; Teaching librarians, what do academics think? ; Teaching librarians and professional education -- Teaching librarians: 10 concepts shaping the role. Developing a 'teacher identity' ; Reflective practice ; Developing a personal teaching philosophy and pedagogical knowledge base ; The virtual learning environment ; Teaching a diverse student base ; Information literacy for graduate students and researchers ; Instructional training for librarians ; Action research in practice ; Reinvigorated strategies for collaboration ; Advocacy: spreading the word -- Preparing teaching librarians for practice: focusing on the basics. What are the basics? ; Conceptualising information literacy ; Articulating the educational mission of the library ; Learning theories ; Broad learning frameworks ; Instructional needs assessment ; Writing goals, objectives and intended learning outcomes ; Selecting teaching and learning activities ; Creating effective learning materials ; Aligning assessment with learning outcomes and activities ; Promotion and outreach -- Confidence-zappers and how to handle them : 'Attendance at our elective information literacy workshops is poor; what can I do to encourage students to sign up?' ; 'How can I facilitate active learning with such a large group of students? Is it possible to do more than lecture?' ; 'I'm having trouble keeping the students interested in class; they seem bored and unmotivated. Is there anything I can do?' ; 'It seems like everyone on campus is using the VLE/CMS for their teaching, and I feel left behind; how can I get started with it?' ; 'I have to teach a group of adult learners and I find it intimidating; how can I live up to their expectations?' ; 'A lecturer has asked me to give a one-hour session with her class, but no specific idea of what she wants me to cover; how can I develop an effective session?' -- Personal and professional development as a teaching librarian. Evaluation of teaching performance ; Student evaluation of teaching ; Peer evaluation of teaching ; Applying for teaching grants and awards ; Teaching portfolios ; Reflective journals and blogs ; Mentoring ; Professional learning communities ; Creating and sustaining communities of practice ; Publishing in journals and presenting at conferences -- What librarians think: teaching and learning in the real world. Librarians' work roles, training, and involvement in teaching ; Involvement in teaching networks and communities ; Teaching grants and awards ; Librarians' beliefs about how role is perceived by 'outsiders' ; Librarians' pre-employment role conceptions compared with current role experience ; Librarians' confidence in teaching ; Librarians' challenges in the teaching role ; What do librarians enjoy about teaching? ; Librarians' conceptions of 'good' teaching ; Librarians' additional comments about the teaching role ; Academic librarians' experience of teaching: a short survey.
Subject Academic librarians -- Training of.
Library education (Continuing education)
Information literacy -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Electronic information resource literacy -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Academic libraries -- Relations with faculty and curriculum.
Research -- Methodology -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Library orientation.
ISBN 9781843346296 (pbk.)
OCLC number 747033604