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Leadership and Best Practices in Development of Information Literacy Programs: Changing Roles and New Technologies

Abstract

Library administrators will discuss the role of the library director in promoting and developing information literacy programs. How can leaders and professional staff work together to best provide the vision, support and communication to engage other administrators, faculty, subject and instruction librarians in the effective collaboration needed to develop coherent and successful programs addressing new professional roles and new technologies? The impact on the how leaders can work with information professionals to improve programs and advance their skills through effective leadership will be discussed.

Several library leaders from the region will reflect on their roles, the roles of their professional staff, the vision and best practices needed to support excellent teaching and student learning of information literacy skills within a new technological environment. Subtopics may include student learning of new technologies, planning, supporting professional development, outreach and assessment in building Information Literacy programs in a new digital infrastructure with new roles. Instruction librarians and others attending the session are invited to participate in a dialogue following the presentations.

Plenary leader:

Carol Hansen, Director of Libraries, Professor, VCUQatar
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Panelists:

Shaikha Almehairi, Library Services Manager, National Library, Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Daphne Flanagan, University Librarian, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE
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Vanessa Middleton, Head Librarian, Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Leslie Haas, Director, Library and Learning Commons, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Sherif Kamel Mahmoud Shaheen, Ph.D.
Professor and Head of Library, Archives & information technology Department
Faculty of Arts-Cairo University
Director of the New Central Library of Cairo University(www.cl.cu.edu.eg)
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