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ERIC Number: EJ1177730
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1531-2542
"I Never Knew I Could Be a Teacher": A Student-Centered MLIS Fellowship for Future Teacher-Librarians
Gammons, Rachel W.; Carroll, Alexander J.; Carpenter, Lindsay Inge
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v18 n2 p331-362 Apr 2018
The Research and Teaching Fellowship (RTF) of the University of Maryland Libraries in College Park is a three-semester teacher training program for students seeking a master's of library and information science (MLIS) degree. This article provides details of the program's content, organization, administration, and assessment. It also includes results from a mixed methods and longitudinal study identifying the successful components of RTF and charting the development of teacher efficacy and identity among participants. Findings indicate that a strong sense of community, sustained engagement with teaching, and the integration of evidenced-based practice prepare MLIS students to succeed in a competitive job market. The authors provide a list of best practices in the development of mentorship and training programs, including considerations for librarians and administrators
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland
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