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We’re All in This Together: Planning and Leading a Retreat for Teaching Librarians: Anna Litten

The shift from bibliographic instruction to information literacy has not been easy on instruction librarians. Librarians, administrators, professors and students have all struggled as we redevelop existing library instruction programs and bring the library’s teaching mission into line with the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education adopted by the Association of College and Research Libraries in 2000. Appropriate planning to ease the transition and change in our library instruction programs will have a far-reaching impact on our ability to be effective teachers, leaders and information literacy advocates. In this article, I will discuss the bumps in the road as one library moves towards a student-centered information literacy program, and how we as a staff devised strategies for facing change.