Collaborating with Teaching Faculty

Collaboration between teaching faculty and librarians is fundamental to information literacy.  ACRL’s website  has a resource section on collaboration.  The section includes information on Collaborating with Teaching Faculty:

  • “Collaboration is based on shared goals, a shared vision, and a climate of trust and respect. Each partner brings different strengths and perspectives to the relationship.
  • The teacher brings an understanding of the strengths, weaknesses, attitudes and interests of the students, and of the content to be taught.
  • The librarian adds a thorough knowledge of information skills and methods to integrate them into the course, pedagogical knowledge for teaching these skills and an understanding of student’s frustration with the research process.”

 Articles on K-16 Collaboration are also offered.

Valerie Horton

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