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Librarian and Lecturer A Partnership? From Then Until Now: 2005-2020

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Petra Pierre-Robertson

Speaker Biography

Petra Pierre – Robertson is the indexer/documentalist at the CERIS Unit, and managing editor of the Caribbean Curriculum Journal, at the School of Education, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. She has over 20 years of experience in librarianship. She holds a BA in English, an MLS in Library Science, and an MA in Literatures in English from The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine and Mona Campuses. Additionally, she recently completed a graduate certificate in University Teaching and Learning (CUTL) and is currently pursuing an interdisciplinary PhD by Practice in Gender and Development Studies, at the UWI. In addition to library literacy instruction, she has taught West Indian literature, communication skills, and creative writing at the University of the Southern Caribbean. Her research interests cut across three fields: West Indian literature (post-modern reality), librarianship, and gender studies (intimate partner violence). As such, her publications include five novels as well as articles spanning both literature, librarianship and gender studies, her triple professions. She is also a blogger and a motivational speaker.

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Start Date

29-6-2021 12:00 PM

End Date

29-6-2021 5:00 PM

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This presentation will trace the relevance of librarians in a changing context, by drawing on the experience of building scheduled instruction sessions into a proposal for a full course for credit. COVID-19 engendered need for adaptation of the proposal into a fully online course. The process of designing the course will be shared. The role of Librarian as Lecturer will also be explored against the backdrop of the then and the now. The presentation will also stress that a course for credit does not negate the need for an information literacy program. In doing so, it will pull from the literature which reveals that the two work side-by-side. Drawing on over 20 years as a Library Director, and now charged with the responsibility of library literacy instruction in a new professional area, the presentation will trace how an information literacy program involving scheduled orientation and instruction sessions can be drawn on or used as a springboard in the development of a proposal for a full course for credit. I will provide considerations, strategies and tips and tricks.

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Jun 29th, 12:00 PM Jun 29th, 5:00 PM

Librarian and Lecturer A Partnership? From Then Until Now: 2005-2020

This presentation will trace the relevance of librarians in a changing context, by drawing on the experience of building scheduled instruction sessions into a proposal for a full course for credit. COVID-19 engendered need for adaptation of the proposal into a fully online course. The process of designing the course will be shared. The role of Librarian as Lecturer will also be explored against the backdrop of the then and the now. The presentation will also stress that a course for credit does not negate the need for an information literacy program. In doing so, it will pull from the literature which reveals that the two work side-by-side. Drawing on over 20 years as a Library Director, and now charged with the responsibility of library literacy instruction in a new professional area, the presentation will trace how an information literacy program involving scheduled orientation and instruction sessions can be drawn on or used as a springboard in the development of a proposal for a full course for credit. I will provide considerations, strategies and tips and tricks.