Competencies – Librarians

Online course “New Librarianship Master Class” features library leaders

Coming in July, the New Librarianship Master Class offers librarians the opportunity to “go beyond finding library-related uses for information technology and the Internet” to discover new foundations for library practice in the digital age. Led by core faculty at the Syracure University iSchool with international reputations: R. David Lankes, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Megan Oakleaf and Jian Qin. Take the course free online … Read More

Summary: Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Creating Strategic Collaborations for a Changing Academic Environment

Below is a summary of the points made in the white paper: Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Creating Strategic Collaborations for a Changing Academic Environment We will be discussing the paper at the June 5 Librarians’ Information Literacy Practice Exchange.  In addition to the summary below, take 5 minutes to read Kevin Smith’s April … Read More

Trying to Change a Tire on a Moving Car

From the Library’s PlanUTL Strategic Planning blog, Director of Online Learning Laurie Harrison’s post on the rapid expansion of University interest in online learning, and the implications for libraries and librarians.

New ALA project: Assessment in Action

http://www.ala.org/acrl/AiA ALA has received a substantial multi-year grant for “Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success” (AiA).  Undertaken in partnership with the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), the grant will support the design, implementation and evaluation of a program to strengthen the competencies of librarians in … Read More

Leading a full life (reflections of a chief librarian)

How one chief librarian kept it all together. Shirley K. Baker. “Leading a Full Life: Reflections on Several Decades of Work, Family, and Accomplishment.” Research Library Issues: A Quarterly Report from ARL, CNI, and SPARC, no. 278 (March 2012): 2–7. http://publications.arl.org/rli278/.

Partnering for Academic Student Success (PASS) Final report released!

Partnering for Academic Student Success (PASS) During 2010-2011, Sheril Hook (UTM), Sarah Fedko (UTSC), and Patricia Bellamy (St George) were seconded to the Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation (CTSI) for two days a week as the first participants in the new CTSI and U of T Libraries partnership.  Attached is their final report outlining … Read More

Information Literacy competencies from the 2010 CARL Core Competencies for Librarians

Have you seen the CARL Core Competencies for 21st Century Librarians? “Librarians are also taking on new teaching roles within the academy. They are partnering with faculty to teachinformation literacy to their students. They are working with their instructional technology / teaching support centres to enhance the resources available to instructors. They are seeking out, … Read More