That Was Then….

Information Literacy Spaces

As a sole charge librarian, my daily routine before involvement in this project would have included any or all of the following tasks:

  • Cataloguing and processing of resources
  • Issuing and returning of books
  • Planning and setting up displays
  • Shelf tidying and general maintenance of the library space
  • Talking with teaching staff about their research topics, including what resources the library had to support those topics, and how I could provide instruction to students around accessing them (as well general research processes and tips)
  • Showing classes how to use the library WebApp/catalogue
  • Selecting and book-buying, either online or by meeting with book sellers
  • Responding to professional emails
  • Responding to student requests for help with printing
  • Coordinating and supervising student librarians
  • Interval and lunchtime library supervision duty

Conversations with teachers sometimes led to more structured research instruction sessions at the beginning of a research assignment but were very ad hoc and only…

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