LI858: Information Literacy and Instructional Collaboration
LI858 focused on how the school librarian has a responsibility to address state and national educational standards, build authentic assessments, and establish professional collaborative relationships with classroom teachers, administrators, counselors, and support staff in a school. Ultimately, the librarian must play an active role in teaching informational literacy and collaborating instructionally with classroom teachers in the school building.
Artifact: School Library Visit
As a culminating assignment for LI858, the school library visit assignment required me to select a school library whose librarian(s) effectively collaborated with stakeholders in the school. I gathered evidence for collaborative activity by describing the physical layout of the library, by discovering evidence of teacher/librarian collaborative practices, by interviewing the librarian and a collaborating teacher, by observing assessment practices used by the librarian to determine effectiveness of instruction and collaboration, and by personally assessing the library and its potential for effective collaboration between teacher and librarian. I presented my findings in a Smore, which is one of the presentation tools I learned about from the librarian I visited.