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- Jun 19, 2014Dear Uzma.AOA. It is a very good topic. Please clarify me, either librarian working in any sector can respond this questionnaire or only college librarian.ThanksOn Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 12:22 AM, Uzma Anwar uzmanwar30@... [PLAGPK] <PLAGPK@yahoogroups.com> wrote:On Thursday, June 19, 2014 9:19 AM, uzma anwar <uzmanwar31@...> wrote:
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Date: Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 9:18 AM
Subject: College librarians as information literacy instructors: Training gap analysis
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College librarians as information literacy instructors: Training gap analysisDear 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.
M.Phil Student 2012-14
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 Knowledge of information literacy Awareness level of IL standards/ guidelines Awareness of the importance of information literacy for librarians Need of information literacy instructions for users You as an effective information literacy instructor, as a college librarian Institutional administration support for ILI programmes at your libraryWhich area(s) you would like to get the training in to be an effective instructor librarian: Tick ( √ ) as many as applicable
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