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 […]

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Dec 14 2009

National surveys of Primary and of Secondary/Middle/Special/ Independent School Libraries

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Help is being asked to build up a full UK picture of school libraries by completing a questionnaire. The work instigated by the School Libraries Group of CILIP (the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) and supported by the School Library Association and CILIP Scotland, with funds provided by the Wendy Drewett Bequest. The survey is being […]

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Sep 30 2009

Campaign to make school libraries statutory unanimously supported by CILIP Council

Last Thursday 24 September 2009, CILIP’s Council unanimously endorsed the proposal to support the campaign to make school libraries statutory. CILIP has issued a press release announcing their support of the campaign This is great news – unfortunately I haven’t seen any items in the press. The petition to make school libraries statutory is available […]

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Aug 27 2009

School Libraries news

There certainly seems to be a lot of news / activities regarding school libraries. Back in June there were a couple of articles in CILIP’s Library + Information gazette with the front page showing Into battle for school libraries  and School librarians: a role that deserves shouting about on page 4 & 19. At this years […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Apr 09 2009

LILAC 2009 – Information Literacy and Public Libraries

  Although the majority of speakers and delegates at LILAC are from higher education, public libraries were present in the form on one of the keynote speakers and one of the parallel sessions both of which were very good and tied in with the work of our project partners in the public sector. Key note – […]

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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 […]

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