Category Archives: ETL401

Information Literacy: Greater than the sum of its parts

Information literacy is not a new concept. The definition of it however, has developed and evolved to encompass the growing information landscape. Information literacy is essentially a set of skills which enable information users to locate, select and evaluate the information they access, while building upon their knowledge base (Bundy, 2004; Langford, 1998; Coiro, 2014). … Continue reading Information Literacy: Greater than the sum of its parts

Passive or active? Involved or uninvolved? Exploring the role of the teacher librarian

The role of the teacher librarian (TL) is vital and complex. From the TLs I have witnessed in my teaching career however, I could have assumed the opposite. The school libraries I have experienced have not been the vibrant, productive centres of learning which they should be. The school libraries I have seen placed an … Continue reading Passive or active? Involved or uninvolved? Exploring the role of the teacher librarian