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Literacy across the divide: Information literacy as the key to student transition

This book examines significant questions related to information literacy learning and student transition to higher education in Aotearoa New Zealand. It investigates important questions for student transition: what does it mean to be information literate in Aotearoa today? What could be the role of the library in our senior secondary schools and tertiary learning environments, and how effectively do we enable student transition to higher education in Aotearoa New Zealand?

Written by and for teachers, librarians, and researchers, and based on 5 years of research into academic and information literacy, and student transition, this edited volume provides valuable new information on literacy resources as well as new insights into information literacy learning, the role of libraries and librarians, student transition, and teacher-librarian partnerships.  


Lisa Emerson is Professor of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, and Director of Teaching and Learning in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Massey University. She is a researcher in academic and scientific literacy, a former Fulbright Scholar, and winner of the Prime Minister’s Award for Sustained Excellence in Tertiary Teaching.

Ken Kilpin has had a varied career in education. He spent 21 years in secondary schools as an assistant teacher, then Head of English, and finally as an Assistant Principal before moving into teacher professional learning as a regional adolescent literacy adviser in secondary schools.

Heather Lamond was the Assistant University Librarian—Client Services (including Deputy University Librarian and Manawatū Campus Librarian) at Massey University, where she led client services work across the Massey University Libraries, with a particular interest and expertise in information literacy teaching and support.