Collaboration between Teachers and Librarians for Information Literacy Curriculum: A Case Study of a Hong Kong Secondary School

Jean Lai, Danmei Wei


Information literacy is a set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information. Based upon a case study conducted for this paper, in a secondary school in Hong Kong, the aim of this research is to verify and evaluate the status of current development of integration of information literacy into the curriculum and examine the collaboration between the teachers and librarians at the school in this process. The status of existing collaboration in this school is discussed based upon the interviews. The results clearly illustrate that the librarians as well as the teachers’ understanding of the existing information literacy instruction framework is not satisfactory. Through the curriculum, the integration of information literacy into the curriculum could be utilized to enhance the students’ skills in information literacy, while cooperation between the librarians and teachers also has the potential to be greatly enhanced and strengthened. Furthermore, a conclusion and suggestions are provided to contribute towards enhanced collaboration in the curriculum, which would have the ability to empower students to be information literate learners.

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