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1 University of Tromsø How to be a teacher librarian Mariann Løkse Subject librarian for art and literature University Library of Tromsø

2 University of Tromsø2 7 ways to success Know your audience Know your technology Be relevant Teach the teachers Use lots of examples Activate the students Enjoy yourself!

3 University of Tromsø3 Know your audience Context is relevant Age & background matters – sometimes Find the motivating factors –Optional vs. required course? –Bachelor or master studies? –Are they writing a dissertation/assignment?

4 University of Tromsø4 Technology If you don’t master it, don’t use it Keep updated with new technology Acquire some of the skills you lack

5 University of Tromsø5 Be relevant Don’t be overambitious Tailor-make courses Be careful with library terminology

6 University of Tromsø6 Teach the teachers You can’t win them all! Start with the ones that are open for cooperation Emphasize your information expertise Faculty + library = symbiotic relationship

7 University of Tromsø7 Use lots of examples Examples are the Frankenstein of your lecture Use examples that are relevant for the students Collect good examples

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9 University of Tromsø9 Activate the students Use activities that engage the students A quiz is always popular. Make your own, or ’borrow’ one from someone else! Challenge the students Let them find solutions before you present ”the answer” Get feedback from students

10 University of Tromsø10 Enjoy yourself! Enthusiasm is contagious –If you’re bored, your audience will be bored Let your love for the library shine through Don’t be afraid to be different

11 University of Tromsø11 Remember: ”Our lives are different from anybody else's. That's the exciting thing. Nobody in the universe can do what we're doing!” (The Doctor, in "Tomb of the Cybermen”)


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