Teaching Skills for Library Staff

Teaching Skills for Library Staff

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Practical tips for teaching library users will be set within a theoretical framework of teaching and learning.

About this event

The course which aims to build on participants’ current experiences of teaching information skills in libraries and learning centres, offers stimulating discussion and an excellent opportunity to share experiences. If you are working with young people, students, small groups of library users or staff this course will help you develop your skills as a teacher and trainer.


To enable participants to understand theories of teaching and learning and to map these on to their own experience of teaching.

To provide participants with strategies to plan, deliver, assess and evaluate their teaching activities.


At the end of the workshop participants will:

  • Be able to relate theories of teaching and learning to their experiences of teaching
  • Be able to plan a teaching and learning event
  • Be able to match appropriate teaching methods to learning needs
  • Have strategies to assess the effectiveness of their teaching
  • Have strategies to evaluate their teaching

About the facilitators

Chris Powis is Head of Library and Learning Services at the University of Northampton. Jo Webb is Head of Library Learning and Teaching Support at Sheffield Hallam University.

Both Chris and Jo are National Teaching Fellows. They have delivered this programme to a wide range of audiences across the UK, Hungary, Slovakia and Finland. Chris and Jo wrote Teaching Information Skills: Theory and Practice, published by Facet in 2004 and 101 Tips for Information Literacy Teaching (with Helen Blanchett), published in November 2011 by Facet.

Costs: £90 plus fees for LIEM members, £120 plus fees for non-LIEM members (includes lunch and refreshments)

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