The room of requirement – really?

Lisa Emerson, Project Director of the Information Literacy Spaces has kicked off our project for the year by posing some questions about the purpose and perceptions of libraries. If you’re reading this, you will no doubt have and opinion, so please share it. We want this research to truly effect change – the right change! Please be heard!

Information Literacy Spaces

We are now two thirds of the way through our research on teacher-librarian partnerships, and over the summer I’ve been reflecting back on these last two years and all we have learned. It has been a truly joyous project. For me, the greatest highlights have come at our annual hui, when I listened to our school librarians delighting in the new role they’re playing as they partner with teachers in the classroom.

But I’m also sitting with a Really Big Question. And I must apologise in advance for the length and convolutedness of this blog post: this is my attempt to grapple with my question, to speculate a little, and to invite a conversation with others.

Here’s my problem

As I’ve read policy documents (from a range of countries) on library services, one clear idea comes through: academic libraries in schools and universities are vitally important – for information literacy…

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