Feb 18 2010

Libraries R 4 Learning Project: Information Literacy Multimedia clips

Aberdeenshire Library and Information Service started filming last week on their Libraries R 4 Learning Project: Multimedia clips. As one of those approached, I travelled north last week (2nd and 3rd February 2010) to do some filming. It was an interesting process writing the scripts for the introduction sections on Information Literacy, Information Literacy in schools and Information […]

5 responses so far

Jan 11 2010

The importance of paying close attention to your “market,” adjusting your service model, and remaining relevant to your customers

Published by under Uncategorized

Another gem from the Information Literacy Community of Practice. This time a posting from CCHS Library Learning Commons re the importance of paying close attention to your “market,” adjusting your service model, and remaining relevant to your customers.   In the world of school libraries the rats leaving the ship is analogous to finding your job on the cut […]

No responses yet

Jan 11 2010

Information Literacy Strategy for Wales

Sheila Webber has posted her presentation – International Perspectives on IL from the meeting on an Information Literacy Strategy for Wales on 30 November 2009 at Gregynogg Hall in Wales. John also spoke about the work of the Scottish Information Literacy Project and the lessons which Wales can learn from us his thoughts on the event were posted on the project […]

One response so far

Dec 14 2009

An Information Literacy Strategy for Wales

A couple of weeks ago (November 30th- 1st December) I attended an invitation only conference in Wales on the theme of ‘An Information Literacy Strategy for Wales?’  which was held at the attractively situated if geographically inconvenient University of Wales conference centre at Gregynog House. All LIS sectors and Welsh education were represented and I […]

5 responses so far

Dec 10 2009

Survey of Scottish school librarians and their knowledge and use of Curriculum for Excellence

Thank you to everyone who completed the survey. There were a total of 74 responses of which 72 were from the secondary sector – a response rate of 20%. The survey suggests that the school librarians are tending to concentrate primarily on the Learning Experiences and Outcomes and not the Principle Papers which are said to be “essential […]

4 responses so far

Sep 30 2009

Library and Information Research

The latest issue of Library and Information Research is now available online at http://www.lirg.org.uk/lir/ojs/index.php/lir/issue/current.  There are several items of interest from a project point of view including for school librarians: Christina Sacco Ritchie asks “Would evidence-based school librarianship work in the UK?” Other articles include: ‘the important question “Do we need the information professions?” “An evaluation […]

No responses yet

Aug 13 2009

e-petition calls on the Westminster Government to acknowledge the value of school libraries by putting them on a statutory footing.’

For those of you not on  LIS-INFOLITERACY@JISCMAIL.AC.UK there was an email sent out asking for support in the campaign to make school libraries a statutory right for young people in this country by taking time to sign an e-petition on the 10 Downing Street website and help influence future education policy:  We, the undersigned, call on Her Majesty’s Government to accept […]

One response so far

Jun 01 2009

School librairan and GLOW

Recently came across a blog posting about a school librarian’s thoughts and experiences about GLOW (Scotland’s national intranet for education) entitled Get Glowing which makes interesting reading about the issues she is facing also her experience on an introductory presentation on GLOW to the staff at her school. Jen’s other thoughts and activities also make for interesting reading […]

One response so far

Feb 10 2009

Librarians should get out there … and start knocking on doors

Brilliant article about school librarians in TESS includes our very own Ian McCracken, Govan High who is a project partner and on our project advisory group. Article also includes quotes / case studies from other activists in the field: Duncan Wright, convener of the School Library Association (Scotland) and librarian at Stewart Melville’s College; Wendy […]

One response so far