We are Fiona Hunt and Jane Birks. We are both teachers and librarians who have often worked together and regularly develop resources together. We have taught for the last 30 years in a variety of contexts in Australia, Canada, Taiwan and the UAE. Between us we have taught from Grade 1 - adult.
We like to design curriculum and materials aimed at making the learning fun and easy.
We have also developed websites to support our teaching and have previously won an award in the UAE for Best Faculty Web Resource in the UAE IT Challenge 2006. Please see http://www.zu.ac.ae/infoasis to view this award-winning site. We also previously co-authored two books which were published by Neal Schuman in New York.
Fiona has an MLIS and Cert TEFL (from Canada) and Jane has an MEd and Grad Dip Teach-Lib (from Australia)
Fiona is currently advising and teaching First Year Experience and Information Literacy at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi. She has also taught English in Taiwan and Information Literacy in Canada. Her areas of interest include materials design and the application of EFL teaching techniques to information literacy instruction. Jane was a school teacher for 10 years in Australia before starting postgraduate studies in librarianship at QUT. She worked in the dual role of teacher-librarian for the Queensland Education Department for a further 10 years before joining Zayed University in Dubai as an Information Literacy Librarian. After 13 years working at universities Jane is now an Education Consultant in the UAE.