New Perspectives in Science Education

Edition 13

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The Library Resources - a Support for the Senior Teachers: Curriculum, Learning and Teaching

Ginta Zalcmane, The National Library of Latvia (Latvia)


The National Library of Latvia has acquired the status of an accredited educational institution. High quality information resources, a convenient learning environment, experience in teaching work and the desire to transfer this experience leads the library to design the information literacy curriculum for senior teachers. The aim of the program is to provide teachers with the knowledge, skills and understanding of information search strategies and methods: how to find, select, evaluate, manage and use information, thus enabling them to apply in the development of information literacy (information, media and digital). The program provides competences in the use of online subscription databases available in the library on-site and remotely, as well as to master the skills to use the e-Book platform and the diverse interactive capabilities of full-text databases. Basis for the course is designed in accordance with the teaching of school subjects in social sciences. It has the opportunity to see the diversity of library resources and link them to the effectiveness of educational work at school. Teachers can transfer the acquired content to school program. Therefore intermediate target audience are senior students. The acquired knowledge can be used in the classroom by working with students, enriching teaching work with the library resources. At the same time it is an encouragement for future students to understand the ability to use library resources. The outcome for librarians are awareness of school needs and information searching habits. Through this approach to teaching, librarians can gain a better understanding of how to best govern learning process, implement instruction, teaching methods and connect with audience.

Keywords: Information literacy, library resources, curriculum, teachers, learning process;


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