Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Proficiencies for Instructional Librarian

There are global perspectives for instructional librarians bases on politics of pedagogy, the new expectations and reality for information literacy in academic librarianship -

  • administrative skills
  • assessment and evaluation skills
  • communication skills
  • curriculum knowledge
  • information literacy integration skills
  • instructional design skills
  • leadership skills
  • planning skills
  • presentation skills
  • promotion skills
  • subject expertise
  • teaching skills

The question is where to learn these proficiencies? Well two-thirds of the proficiencies are acquired from the professional education, the library school, plus persistence in professional development, and yet all of them primary acquired on the job or self-taught proficiency where work experience is essential number one priority.

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