Elizabeth, thanks for the link to Tara Brabazon on your blog – very thought provoking.
I try to avoid the skills vs knowledge Twitter debate as it’s a false dichotomy as far as I’m concerned. You can’t teach skills without some knowledge to act as context. Both skills and knowledge as defined there fall into the category of subject content, which is only part – albeit the most visible part – of the knowledge base teachers need to be effective practitioners. What I think of as professional knowledge is deeper – it’s the foundation of knowledge that what we do as teachers is based upon, at at the heart of what it means to be a professional. I think there must be a similar body of knowledge underpinning professional librarianship, specifically as it relates to school libraries. Do you (or any other readers) know of any papers that consider it?