Faculty and Librarian Perspectives on Collaboration and Information Literacy in Higher Education: Implications for Leadership and Practice
This session presents selected findings from a dissertation study completed in 2013 entitled Faculty/Librarian Interprofessional Collaboration and Information Literacy in Higher Education. Interprofessional collaboration was defined in the study as a process of communication and decision-making in which faculty members and librarians use their separate and shared knowledge to integrate information literacy into teaching and learning (Bailey, Jones, & Way, 2006; Conley, 2008). The interprofessional framework used in the study highlighted the challenges—and more importantly, the value—of bringing together the separate but shared knowledge of different professional groups (i.e., librarians and teaching faculty) in pursuit of the shared goal of integrating information literacy into teaching and learning.
Bailey, P., Jones, L., & Way, D. (2006). Family physician/nurse practitioner: Stories of collaboration. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 53(4), 381-391.
Conley, S. (2008). Interprofessional collaboration between doctors and chronic disease prevention nurses in the primary care setting (Master’s thesis). Available from Proquest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. MR35549).