October 18, 2021

New Article: “How We Got Here: A Historical Look at the Academic Teaching Library and the Role of the Teaching Librarian”

The following full text article appears in the latest issue Communications in Information Literacy.

Title

How We Got Here: A Historical Look at the Academic Teaching Library and the Role of the Teaching Librarian

Author

Susan Andriette Ariew
University of South Florida

Source

Communications in Information Literacy
(Vol. 8, No. 2)

Abstract

This paper outlines a brief history of the academic teaching library and, in consequence, it examines the changing role of librarians. As part of that history, the paper also discusses distinctions among various terms used to describe instructional activities in teaching libraries, such as “bibliographic instruction” and “information literacy.” Finally, amidst the renewed debates about the changing definition of information literacy and the proposed Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, it attempts to answer the question, “What is a teaching library?”

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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