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Article: Enhanced and changing roles of school librarians under the digital age

TitleEnhanced and changing roles of school librarians under the digital age
Authors
Issue Date2015
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/journals/nlw/nlw.jsp
Citation
New Library World, 2015, v. 116 n. 11-12, p. 696-710 How to Cite?
AbstractPurpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the recent viewpoint of classroom teachers and school administration about the role of school librarians, which is lacking adequate studies. The current trend of fast-evolving information and communication technologies (ICT) and the emphasis on enquiry-based learning has increasing impacts on school curriculum and the required library support. Design/methodology/approach – This paper is based on a qualitative analysis of interviews on three practicing secondary school librarians in Hong Kong on three separate occasions to explore a different, richer type of data, in particular new requirements and issues that a questionnaire survey could provide. Findings – The new roles of the school librarians improving teaching and learning effectiveness under this environment include: being information literacy specialists, leading library improvement projects and providing classroom teaching collaboration and support. Originality/value – This is one of the very few qualitative studies reporting professional practices and changing roles amongst school librarians in Hong Kong. The results of this study are of practical interest to education policymakers, school administrators, practicing school librarians and educators with a vested interest capitalizing on the school library’s potentials to positively affect students’ achievements.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/231392
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.594

 

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dc.contributor.authorLo, P-
dc.contributor.authorChiu, KWD-
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-20T05:22:48Z-
dc.date.available2016-09-20T05:22:48Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationNew Library World, 2015, v. 116 n. 11-12, p. 696-710-
dc.identifier.issn0307-4803-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/231392-
dc.description.abstractPurpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the recent viewpoint of classroom teachers and school administration about the role of school librarians, which is lacking adequate studies. The current trend of fast-evolving information and communication technologies (ICT) and the emphasis on enquiry-based learning has increasing impacts on school curriculum and the required library support. Design/methodology/approach – This paper is based on a qualitative analysis of interviews on three practicing secondary school librarians in Hong Kong on three separate occasions to explore a different, richer type of data, in particular new requirements and issues that a questionnaire survey could provide. Findings – The new roles of the school librarians improving teaching and learning effectiveness under this environment include: being information literacy specialists, leading library improvement projects and providing classroom teaching collaboration and support. Originality/value – This is one of the very few qualitative studies reporting professional practices and changing roles amongst school librarians in Hong Kong. The results of this study are of practical interest to education policymakers, school administrators, practicing school librarians and educators with a vested interest capitalizing on the school library’s potentials to positively affect students’ achievements.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/journals/nlw/nlw.jsp-
dc.relation.ispartofNew Library World-
dc.rightsThis article is © Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here (please insert the web address here). Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleEnhanced and changing roles of school librarians under the digital age-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailChiu, KWD: dchiu88@hku.hk-
dc.description.naturepreprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/NLW-05-2015-0037-
dc.identifier.hkuros266788-
dc.identifier.volume116-
dc.identifier.issue11-12-
dc.identifier.spage696-
dc.identifier.epage710-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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