Are We There Yet?
How and where are instruction librarians being trained as teachers? In 2007, ACRL approved a revised set of proficiencies for instruction librarians. Using these new proficiencies, we have repeated a 1993 study (Shonrock and Mulder) that investigated if and when librarians were learning teaching-related skills. Using these data, we will determine whether library schools have made adjustments to their programs based on the recommendations put forth by the earlier study. We will also focus on specific skills instruction librarians predominantly report learning on the job, in order to identify where leaders of in-house professional development programs might target their efforts.
Westbrock, Theresa and Fabian, Sarah, "Where Did (S)he Get Those Skills? An Investigation of ACRL’s Proficiencies for Instruction Librarians" (2011). LOEX Conference Proceedings 2009. Paper 31.