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Innovations in Learning and Teaching in Academic Libraries: Alignment, Collaboration, and the Social Turn

Corrall, Sheila and Jolly, Liz (2019) Innovations in Learning and Teaching in Academic Libraries: Alignment, Collaboration, and the Social Turn. New Review of Academic Librarianship, 25 (2-4). pp. 113-128. ISSN 1361-4533 (print), 1740-7834 (online)

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Introduces 17 case studies of educational innovations in academic libraries from teaching-oriented and research-intensive institutions in the USA, UK, Ireland and the Netherlands. Academic libraries have always played a vital part in the educational mission of their institutions, but their learning and teaching role has grown and diversified with the continual expansion of higher education, advances in technology, changes in pedagogy, pressures on budgets and resources, and turbulence in politics and society. Examples illustrate reframing information literacy for diverse contexts, aligning library initiatives with institutional goals, collaborating strategically in disciplinary settings and in library spaces, leadership and partnership in developing open educational resources, reorganising for stakeholder engagement, professional development tools for teaching librarians and approaching educational innovation as a social process. Cross-cutting themes include the progressive integration of academic, information and digital literacies; a focus on supporting students through educational transitions; and the role of reflection in learning and teaching.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Corrall, Sheilascorrall@pitt.eduscorrall0000-0001-5591-6524
Jolly, Lizliz.jolly@bl.uk0000-0001-7836-5075
Date: 2019
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: New Review of Academic Librarianship
Volume: 25
Number: 2-4
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Page Range: pp. 113-128
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1080/13614533.2019.1697099
Schools and Programs: School of Computing and Information > Library and Information Science
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Academic libraries, Collaborative teaching, Information literacy, Professional learning, Social innovation, Strategic alignment
ISSN: 1361-4533 (print), 1740-7834 (online)
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Article Type: Editorial
Additional Information: Journal volume date is 2019, Paper was published online on January 20, 2020
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2020 20:50
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2020 20:50


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