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  • Uzma Anwar
    Jun 18, 2014
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      On Thursday, June 19, 2014 9:19 AM, uzma anwar <uzmanwar31@...> wrote:




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      College librarians as information literacy instructors: Training gap analysis

      Dear Colleagues,
      I am carrying out a research study on the above mentioned topic for the accomplishment of M.Phil in Library and Information Science, University of the Punjab under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Kanwal Ameen and Dr. Nosheen Fatima Warriach. The study aims to explore the present status of information literacy awareness and instruction skills of the college librarians, to identify the gaps in the light of Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) standards and to determine the training needs in this regard. Your responses will contribute tremendously towards a better understanding of the present state of affairs and will help to improve the situation.
      I shall be grateful, if you could spare a few moments to complete this questionnaire.
      Please be assured, all the information collected will be kept strictly confidential and used solely for this study. In the event of any personal particulars provided, these will purely be used for collation purposes.
      Thanking you in anticipation.
      Uzma Anwar
      M.Phil Student 2012-14
      DLIS, PU
      Email: uzmanwar31@...
      Please consider the following terms before filling out the questionnaire:
      Information Literacy (IL): The ability to recognize when information is needed and to locate, evaluate and use that information effectively.
      Information Literacy Instruction (ILI): The formal learning programmes designed by the librarians for the library users/ clients/ researchers to develop information literacy skills.
      Please rate your current information literacy instruction (ILI) abilities in the following areas: *
      Administrative skills
      Creating awareness about the ILI activities, goals and objectives
      Working in a group/team; providing the group with time and knowledge to improve ILI skills
      Maintaining the records and statistics of  instructional activities
      *
      Teaching/ instructional design skills
      Creating the learner-centered course contents for required learning outcomes
      Designing motivating instruction plan according to users’ need
      Sequencing the required instructional material
      Adaptation of the instructional tools, as required during the lesson
      Adaptation of teaching methods according to the needs of different learning styles
      Motivating teaching faculty to satisfy students’ queries
      *
      Communication skills
      Communicate effectively
      Using technology for better understanding of students both in and outside the class
      Leading the discussion of controversial issues in skillful, nonjudgmental manner
      Using teaching faculty’s feedback  on ILI for self-improvement
      *
      Planning and presentation skills
      Planning presentation contents in advance
      Keeping in view the space and time constraints
      Using diverse medium ( written, oral, visual and online)
      Making the session/ class interactive
      *
      IL Integration skills
      Defining the role of IL in academia
      Collaborating with faculty for integration of  appropriate IL skills into library instruction sessions
      *
      Curriculum knowledge and subject expertise
      Awareness of students’ assignment needs and ensure library assistance
      Using subject related vocabulary while working with users
      Keeping yourself updated and incorporate latest knowledge into planning instructions
      *
      Assessment skills
      Designing assessments for students’ learning
      *
      Promotion Skills
      Promoting library services to the users
      Representing ILI programmes at national and international levels
      *
      Leadership skills
      Encouraging discussion, ideas and questioning among faculty members
      Taking initiatives for ILI at all levels
      *
      Information literacy awareness

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