This poster will share an example of praxis in developing information literacy instruction to meet user needs. It describes how in Hong Kong, we brought together 50 librarians from 8 university libraries in 2016 (Jan. to Aug.), to develop instruction librarians’ ability to teach and assess information literacy, especially via deep collaboration with faculty members, and to create communities of practice both within and among university libraries in Hong Kong. It draws on participant surveys and feedback directly after the program, as well as reflections from participants 18 months later.
It demonstrates how the usedwhat they learned to help transform their information literacy practices and to implement other parts of the project, especially the Course Enhancement Fund component of the JULAC Information Literacy Project (a three-year project [2015-18] to develop information literacy in higher education across by Hong Kong Joint University Library Advisory Committee [JULAC] libraries https://www.lib.polyu.edu.hk/julac-il-project/home).
This poster session aims to inform & inspire other librarians on how to come together collaboratively to build their capacity for teaching and assessing information literacy, or other vital Library work.
Victoria Caplan– Head of Information Instruction & Collection Services, HKUST Library, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Lisa anicke Hinchliffe– Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction, University Library, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign