School library staff perspectives on teacher information literacy and collaboration

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Christine McKeever Jessica Bates http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0854-2205 Jacqueline Reilly

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Pupils need to develop information literacy (IL) skills in schools in order to be active members of a skilled workforce, for lifelong learning and digital citizenship. However, there has been little focus on the extent to which this happens in a classroom setting and on information competencies of teachers. As part of a broader study of teachers’ knowledge and perceptions of IL, librarians in schools in Northern Ireland were interviewed. Findings reveal low levels of collaboration with teachers. Recommendations are made regarding how to overcome challenges involved in developing teachers’ IL so that they can better support learners.

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MCKEEVER, Christine; BATES, Jessica; REILLY, Jacqueline. School library staff perspectives on teacher information literacy and collaboration. Journal of Information Literacy, [S.l.], v. 11, n. 2, p. 51 - 68, dec. 2017. ISSN 1750-5968. Available at: <https://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/JIL/article/view/PRA-V11-I2-3>. Date accessed: 21 july 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.11645/11.2.2187.
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