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Thursday, May 5 • 13:15 - 14:15
School Libraries Experiences & Perceptions LIMITED

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This session will present the results of exploratory research conducted in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa to create a better understanding of the experiences of preservice teachers in school libraries during their own K-12 education as well as during their practicum placements. Presenters will explore the range of experiences and perceptions that preservice teachers have in relation to school libraries and how these experiences might influence their own teaching and their time in the Bachelor of Education program. We hope to highlight the connections between participants’ K-12 school library experiences, practicum experiences, and the academic instruction in the Faculty of Education. The presenters hope to use the data collected to inform information literacy instruction in the Faculty of Education and to promote preservice teachers’ awareness of school libraries. The University of Ottawa is a bilingual institution and as such data has been collected in both French and English. Bilingual questions and discussion will follow the session.

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Michelle Brown

Michelle Brown is the E-Learning Librarian at the University of Ottawa.  Prior to this position, she worked for several years as the Liaison Librarian in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa.  Michelle received her MLIS from McGill. She also holds a M.Ed. from the... Read More →

Thursday May 5, 2016 13:15 - 14:15 CDT
Charleswood A