Information literacy: Hong Kong primary teachers’ perceptions of the role of the teacher librarian


  • Angel Leung Yuet Ha HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education



Information Literacy, information technology, information skills, Differences in the teacher librarian role, Hong Kong primary teachers’ perceptions of the teacher librarian role, teachers’ professional development need in terms of information literacy, CPT, flexible library timetable


This study aims at investigating Hong Kong primary teachers’ perceptions of the teacher librarian role in relation to information literacy. Primary teachers’ responsibility for equipping students with information literacy skills in cooperation with the teacher librarian is focused. A mixed-method of quantitative and qualitative approach was taken. The data were collected through questionnaires sent to every tenth primary schools listed in the Primary School Profiles 2011 published by the Committee on Home-School Co-operation, EDB, HKSAR and face to face interview with six questionnaire respondents. Questionnaires were sent to 146 schools. 75 teacher respondents answered and sent back. The results have identified teachers’ understanding of information literacy, the need to develop student such skills, professional development needs and teaching in terms of information literacy skills, government policies and school administration related to the teacher librarian role. Some suggestions were made regarding to teachers’ professional development needs in terms of information literacy.

Author Biography

Angel Leung Yuet Ha, HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education

Leung Yuet Ha, Angel, Part time studying Doctor of Education--Lifelong Education, The University of Nottingham. Master of Applied Science (Library and Information Management), Charles Sturt University. Bachelor of Education (Primary and Secondary Education), Major in Library Studies, The University of Hong Kong. Primary teacher, teacher librarian, Primary School Mistress Curriculum Development and Director of Academic Affairs. Part-time tutor for Diploma in Teacher Librarianship at HKU SPACE since 2005. Education Officer, “Reading Battle”, Cite HKU since 2013. Part time tutor for a training workshop in Macau as part of the “Promoting Reading Research Project” (CACLER) Faculty of Education, HKU since 2013. Mentorship Coordinator, Librarian Training Program in Hefei, Anhui, China, and Hong Kong and Macau Coordinator, School Library Research Program, Chen Yet-sen Family Foundation. 2006-2009 elected East Asia Regional Director of IASL. Currently the vice-president of Hong Kong Teacher-Librarians’ Association. Main research topics are reading, information literacy and teacher librarianship.