School Libraries: Leading Learning School Library Association <ul><li>‘ Isn’t it all on the Web anyway?’ Teaching informat...
The Changing Student Body <ul><li>‘ Intellectually lazy’ or just strategic learners? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ horizontal’ s...
Shouting into the wind …. <ul><li>Power of the reading list </li></ul><ul><li>Major influences on student choice are teach...
Expectations <ul><li>Almost certainly low? </li></ul><ul><li>Passive </li></ul><ul><li>Boring </li></ul><ul><li>Spoon fed ...
The Librarian as teacher <ul><li>Identity </li></ul><ul><li>Visibility </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul>
Identity <ul><li>Do we believe that we are teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Are we trained as teachers? </li></ul><ul><li>How ar...
Visibility <ul><li>Status </li></ul><ul><li>Power </li></ul><ul><li>Expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Reputation </li></ul><ul><...
Collaboration <ul><li>Develop a teaching team approach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engage...
Start with the learner <ul><li>Audit their needs and expectations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
Planning <ul><li>Be aware of your own style </li></ul><ul><li>Be inclusive (gender, culture, add. Needs) </li></ul><ul><li...
Once you’ve got them … <ul><li>Conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Variety </li></ul><ul><li>Activ...
Once you’ve got them …. <ul><li>Provide a rationale </li></ul><ul><li>Build on early success </li></ul><ul><li>Give feedba...
Once you’ve got them … <ul><ul><li>Relevant and interesting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To the subject but also the stu...
Professional identity? <ul><li>We are teachers! </li></ul><ul><li>We are not only teachers! </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate sc...
Contacts <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>01604 892229 </li></ul>
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Chris Powis, Isn't it all on the Web anyway? Teaching Information Skills to the Google Generation

  1. 1. School Libraries: Leading Learning School Library Association <ul><li>‘ Isn’t it all on the Web anyway?’ Teaching information skills to the Google generation </li></ul><ul><li>Chris Powis </li></ul><ul><li>University of Northampton </li></ul><ul><li>June 2008 </li></ul>
  2. 2. The Changing Student Body <ul><li>‘ Intellectually lazy’ or just strategic learners? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ horizontal’ searching behaviours </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Digitally savvy? </li></ul><ul><li>High expectations of IT </li></ul><ul><li>Want to interact not accept passively </li></ul><ul><li>Value for money </li></ul><ul><li>Perception of libraries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anti-intermediary, anti-expert </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Shouting into the wind …. <ul><li>Power of the reading list </li></ul><ul><li>Major influences on student choice are teachers and friends - not us </li></ul><ul><li>Importance layout/length in choice </li></ul><ul><li>Most have good search skills - evaluation is what they need </li></ul><ul><li>No use of traditional ‘library’ tools </li></ul><ul><li>Backed by CIBER Report – Information behaviour of the researcher of the future. CIBER, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>But there is hope … </li></ul>
  4. 4. Expectations <ul><li>Almost certainly low? </li></ul><ul><li>Passive </li></ul><ul><li>Boring </li></ul><ul><li>Spoon fed </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Librarian as teacher <ul><li>Identity </li></ul><ul><li>Visibility </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul>
  6. 6. Identity <ul><li>Do we believe that we are teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Are we trained as teachers? </li></ul><ul><li>How are we involved in the learning process? </li></ul><ul><li>How ‘professional’ are we about this role? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Visibility <ul><li>Status </li></ul><ul><li>Power </li></ul><ul><li>Expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Reputation </li></ul><ul><li>Control (esp. timing and location) </li></ul><ul><li>Gender/age/race </li></ul>
  8. 8. Collaboration <ul><li>Develop a teaching team approach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflect </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Start with the learner <ul><li>Audit their needs and expectations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss with stakeholders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Academics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Techies (IT and/or media) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Triangulate </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Planning <ul><li>Be aware of your own style </li></ul><ul><li>Be inclusive (gender, culture, add. Needs) </li></ul><ul><li>Variation is the key </li></ul>
  11. 11. Once you’ve got them … <ul><li>Conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Variety </li></ul><ul><li>Active </li></ul><ul><li>Challenging </li></ul>
  12. 12. Once you’ve got them …. <ul><li>Provide a rationale </li></ul><ul><li>Build on early success </li></ul><ul><li>Give feedback/assess </li></ul><ul><li>Use the group </li></ul><ul><li>Manage crises </li></ul>
  13. 13. Once you’ve got them … <ul><ul><li>Relevant and interesting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To the subject but also the student </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ librarians love to search, everybody else likes to find” (Eric Lease Morgan, Notre Dame Univ.) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Whether you like it or not </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spontaneity or planned </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be careful of novelty value – entertainment entertains which isn’t necessarily the same as learning </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Professional identity? <ul><li>We are teachers! </li></ul><ul><li>We are not only teachers! </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate scholarship </li></ul><ul><li>Develop yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Engage in the debate </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect </li></ul>
  15. 15. Contacts <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>01604 892229 </li></ul>

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