When: Wednesday, Jan 30 | 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Location: MTCC 203CD

Days: Wednesday. Event Types: Session. Sectors: Academic Libraries and School Libraries. Subjects: Academic, Partnerships, and Research.


University and College librarians and high school teacher-librarians know that not all students in Ontario are entering post-secondary institutions with the information literacy (IL) skills they need to transition and thrive in the sphere of higher learning. The Ontario College and University Library Association (OCULA), Ontario School Library Association (OSLA), and the Ontario Teacher Education Library Association (OTELA) want to help our communities bridge that gap with this interactive session!

This session will be divided into three parts:

Looking at the Landscape:
By reference to literature review and Canadian data, we will explore mutual teaching and learning of information literacy skills and examine IL frameworks and high school curriculum.

Identifying the issues:
The panel and session participants will have the opportunity to compare the gaps and challenges of developing information literacy and research skills in both high school and post-secondary education.

Sharing Solutions and Next steps:
Session participants will discuss frameworks, tools, pedagogical approaches and partnerships and share our solutions and next steps for easing the transition and avoiding the gap! You will also help inform a future collaborative conference for school and academic librarians.

Participants in this session will come away with:

* An understanding of the information literacy skills expectations and frameworks used at both secondary school and post-secondary school.
* Increased awareness of the differences and similarities between secondary school and post-secondary school approaches to information literacy teaching and learning
* Ideas and connections to support coordinated teaching and learning at both high school and college/university level in information literacy and research skills.