Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorLe, Me-Linh
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-11T17:08:52Z
dc.date.available2011-07-11T17:08:52Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationEvidence Based Library & Information Practice Vol. 6, No. 2 (2011)en
dc.identifier.otherhttp://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca:80/index.php/EBLIP/article/view/9923/8143
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/375
dc.descriptionA review of: Bewick, L., & Corrall, S. (2010). Developing librarians are comfortable and confident with their teaching responsibilities and pedagogical knowledge". Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 42 (2), 97-110. Reviewed by Me-Linh Le Health Sciences Librarian, Health Sciences Library, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Email: meplinh.le@usask.caen
dc.description.abstractObjective - The primary objective of this study was to gather quantitative information on the need, development, acquisition, and application of pedagogical knowledge by academic librarians with teaching responsibilities. Design - Online survey questionnaire. Setting - Higher-education (HE) institutions (i.e., post-secondary institutions such as colleges and universities) in the United Kingdom. Subjects - Subject librarieans from 82 HE libraries (One from each). Methods - Of the 191 HE institutions in the United Kingdom (determined via a now-unavailable directory), 137 supplied an online staff directory with contact information. One subject librarian from each HE institution was contacted; librarians were selected from the online directory by taking a name systematically from a different point in each listing (i.e., first, second, third, etc). Each librarian was sent an email that contained an introductory message as well as a link to the questionnaire. The online questionnaire was created using Survey Monkey and piloted before and after input. It employed mostly multiple-choice tick boxes as well as open-ended questions and comment boxes. The 35-question survey questionnaire was developed in part through email interviews with two leading researchers in the field (identified via the literature). Responses were received from 82 librarians (60%). The answers were analyzed and cross-tabulated using SPSS. Komogorov-Smirnov tests were done to determine the significance of some results. Open-ended questions and comment boxes were placed into categories using Microsoft Excel to identify patters and themes. Main Results - The 82 librarians who responded to the survey came from a wide variety of backgrounds: the majority were subject librarians from Arts & Humanities (31%), had spent more than ten years in their position (38%), worked full-time (71%), were members of pre-1992 HE institutions (59%), and went by the job title of Subject Librarian (30%) (or a slight variation thereof).en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Alberta Learning Serviceen
dc.titleHigher education librarians are comfortable and confident with their teaching responsibilities and pedagogical knowledgeen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.typeReview


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record