Apr 06 2010

Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC) 2010

This years LILAC took place in Limerick with both John Crawford and myself presenting the last of the Scottish Information Literacy Projects which appropriately dealt with: Begin at the Beginning: Information and Critical Literacy in Curriculum for Excellence Early & First Level (Nursery and Primary Schools) (powerpoint presentation) Begin at the beginning – Information Literacy in primary […]

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Jan 18 2010

LILAC 2010

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I see the LILAC 2010 draft programme for the parallel sessions are now posted on the LILAC 2010 website and that my presentation is first up in the parallel sessions for the conference. Monday 29th March 2010 3pm – 3.45pm Begin at the beginning – Information Literacy in primary schools  – Christine Irving 4.25pm – 5.10pm  Employability […]

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Oct 20 2009

The minister’s reply

 Last month, before the Scottish Learning Festival took place (23-24 September), attendees were invited to submit questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Education for her to answer.  I submitted the question below but only a few were answered directly by the minister at the conference. The remainder were subsequently dealt with by email.  The minister’s […]

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Sep 18 2009

The Third Scottish Information Literacy Project Open Meeting

The Scottish Information Literacy Project’s third Open meeting took place on Wednesday 16th September 2009 at Glasgow Caledonian University and about 45 people attended. It was a genuinely cross sectoral event with people attending from all library sectors, educational agencies, government organisations including the Scottish Government and academia.  Inevitably a few people dropped out at […]

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Aug 19 2009

Scottish Information Literacy Project’s Third Open Meeting

The third Scottish Information Literacy Project Open Meeting will take place on Wednesday 16th September between 10.0am  and 4.15 pm  at Glasgow Caledonian University. It is a free event to encourage maximum participation.  The programme is enclosed below. As with last year’s event there will be a strong focus on partnership involvement with presentations by  […]

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May 08 2009

Govan High School Future Skills Symposium

On Friday 24th April we attended a Future Skills Symposium at Govan High School.  The school is one of our most active Project partners through the work of Ian McCracken the Learning Resources Manager there. The Framework (Future Skills) of 71 core transferable skills is the work of Philip Graham, the Depute Head and Ian […]

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Mar 24 2009

Skills for Scotland: information literacy, libraries and learning

This was the title of a Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (Scotland) (CILIPS) conference, held at Glasgow Metropolitan College, on Thursday 19th March and was chaired by Christine and me.  It was inspired by the Skills for Scotland policy document, published in October 2007 and reviewed the role of information literacy in skills […]

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Mar 17 2009

Alliance of Sector Skills Councils Employer Conference

On Monday 16th March I attended the Alliance of Sector Skills Councils Employer Conference held at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh. All sector skills were represented and I joined the Lifelong Learning table. This sector covers community learning, FE/HE, Libraries, archives and information services and work based learning. The morning was taken up with the views of […]

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Jan 28 2009

New year activities

This is the first blog of 2009 and I have delayed writing until I had something to report.   We got our first statistics report earlier this month which showed that the blog had been visited 1,086 times between December 13th, 2008 and January 12th 2009. There was a peak of activity about mid December with […]

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Dec 11 2008

Scottish Funding Council ICT conference

On  Tuesday 9th December Christine and I attended a Scottish Funding Council (SFC) ICT conference in Edinburgh at the invitation of the SFC Senior Policy Officer for Strategic Development, this being an outcome of the meeting we had attended at SFC on 27th November. The aim of the meeting was to bring together people in […]

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