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Librarians as Teachers: A Qualitative Inquiry into Professional Identity

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Title: Librarians as Teachers: A Qualitative Inquiry into Professional Identity
Author(s): Walter, Scott
Subject(s): Academic libraries Teacher education Higher education Professional development Professional identity Teaching Stereotypes Qualitative research
Abstract: This study explores the development of “teacher identity” among academic librarians through a series of semi-structured interviews. Drawing both on the idea of teacher identity from the literature of teacher education and on existing studies of professional stereotypes and professional identity development among academic librarians, this study explores the degree to which academic librarians think of themselves as teachers, the ways in which teaching has become a feature of their professional identity, and the factors that may influence academic librarians to adopt a “teacher identity” as part of their personal understandings of their role on campus.
Issue Date: 2006-12
Publisher: Association of College & Research Libraries
Citation Info: Walter, S. (2008). Librarians as teachers: A qualitative inquiry into professional identity. College & Research Libraries, 69 (1).
Genre: Article
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/149
ISSN: 0010-0870
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed: is peer reviewed
Rights Information: Copyright owned by Scott Walter
Date Available in IDEALS: 2006-12-04
 

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