Subject Librarians: Engaging with the Learning and Teaching Environment

Subject Librarians: Engaging with the Learning and Teaching Environment

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The university subject librarians' role is at the centre of new models of teaching and learning, yet further debate and published contributions are still needed to shape its future direction. Subject Librarians: Engaging with the Learning and Teaching Environment assesses trends and challenges in current practice, and aims to encourage renewed thinking and improved approaches.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409485025
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 10/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Penny Dale is the Subject Librarian for the School of Conservation Sciences at Bournemouth University, UK. Penny also provides library support for the Centre for Academic Practice and students of the MA Professional Development programme. She has a particular interest in development and training opportunities for library staff, and organises the library training programme. Matt Holland is the Subject Librarian for the Bournemouth Media School. Matt is involved in media and broadcasting history projects, funded by the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice, Bournemouth University and the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Matt has written a number of articles and book chapters around the theme of Subject Librarianship. Marian Matthews is Academic Programmes Leader for the Graduate School at Bournemouth University. Her role contributes to the strategic policy and development of the Graduate School which is responsible for the operational framework for doctoral study across the University. Marian also leads the development, co-ordination and implementation of the University's Research Methodology and Skills Programmes for Research Students.

Sally Brown, Penny Dale, Matt Holland, Marian Matthews, Margaret Feetham, Maggie Leharne, Trudi Knight, Kate Marshall, Jill Beard, Kerry Shephard, Jane Ryland, Jenny Campbell, Pete Maggs, Janet Peters, Frank Trew, Buhle Mbambo.

Table of Contents

Contents: Foreword, Sally Brown; Editors' introduction, Penny Dale, Matt Holland and Marian Matthews. The Subject Specialist in Higher Education: The subject specialist in higher education – a review of the literature, Margaret Feetham; Professional engagement – the subject specialist in higher education, Penny Dale, Maggie Leharne, Trudi Knight and Kate Marshall; Quality assurance, quality enhancement, Jill Beard; Learning and teaching, Kerry Shephard; Relating to further education – partners and franchises, Jane Ryland; Virtual learning environments, Marian Matthews; Changing relationships in the university, Kerry Shephard and Marian Matthews. Serving Different Constituencies: Serving different constituencies: undergraduates, Jenny Campbell and Pete Maggs; Serving different constituencies: asynchronous learners, Janet Peters; Serving different constituencies: researchers, Matt Holland; Serving different constituencies: international students, Frank Trew. International Perspectives: A review of international trends in library faculty support in higher education: a special focus on Southern African university libraries, Buhle Mbambo. Conclusion: Conclusion, Penny Dale, Matt Holland and Marian Matthews. List of Figures: Seven Pillars of Information Literacy model; Map of Southern Africa showing all Southern African Development Community countries; Index.

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