Collaboration between teaching faculty and librarians is fundamental to information literacy.
- 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 professor 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.
Successful collaboration requires carefully defined roles, comprehensive planning and shared leadership.
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