Do you think all librarians have a teaching role?
We’d like to have a range of pitches from across the LIS sector (including academic, govt, school, public and special libraries) on how (or if!) librarians contribute to the teaching and learning in their organisations/schools/institutions and communities.Your topic could be a loose interpretation of the theme, experimental, philosophical or based in evidence/practice!
Potential pitching topics:
- programmes or campaigns you’ve been involved with (or have seen) promoting literacy, information literacy or digital literacy
- the evaluation of formal/informal teaching
- teaching at the reference desk
- the status of academic librarians in higher education
- critical librarianship
- embedded librarianship
- teaching collaborations/partnerships
- free online tools for teaching
- online teaching courses & MOOCs
- is there a gap in the market for courses showing librarians how to teach?
- assessment or evaluation of learning
- continuing professional development for teaching librarians
- developing a teaching philosophy
- teaching in public libraries
- teaching in school libraries
- teaching in legal libraries
- anything else related to the theme!
These are all just ideas to get you thinking…If you have different ideas on how librarians could contribute more or have a wider impact on education or learning then we’d love to hear from you too. Write up a paragraph pitching your idea and send it to: email@example.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. The idea is to get people thinking, talking and learning and your ideas (no matter how radical) are welcome. See our Call for Pitches post for more info.