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Presentation by Anette Holmqvist at the conference "The future of school libraries in a national and international perspective" Monday the 9th of August 2010, 09.00-17.00 ...

Presentation by Anette Holmqvist at the conference "The future of school libraries in a national and international perspective" Monday the 9th of August 2010, 09.00-17.00
Burgårdens Conference Center, Gothenburg

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    • Today and Tomorrow
    • The Swedish school libraries in a national perspective and context
    • Anette Holmqvist Burgårdens Conference Center, Gothenburg, 9th of August 2010
    OH-mallen
  • The Swedish education system I.
    • 10 638 schools (including pre-schools)
    • 1 433 310 pupils (21 % of population)
    • 4 000 school libraries
    • http:// www.skolverket.se / sb /d/2649
  • The Swedish education system II
    • is decentralized since 1991
    • includes independent, but public financed schools since 1992 (9/17)
    • is steered and supported by curricula, syllabis and inspections
    • is undergoing the biggest school reform since 1842
  • The New Education Act
    • Government proposition June 2010
    • New Education Act valid from 2011-
    • Valid even for independent schools
    • Compulsary access to school libraries
    • The school libraries will be included in the inspection of schools (The Schools Inspectorate)
    • The municipalities receive 3,7 millons euro
  • The National Agency of Education
    • The National Agency and school libraries
    • head of national school library projects 2000-2007
    • publisher of school library research
    • school library articles on the web
    • discussion list and wiki
    • reference group for school libraries 2009-
    • printed/digital supporting material 2011- (?)
  • National Library of Sweden (KB)
    • KB as national library authority by
    • giving national overview (statistics)
    • facilitating cooperation between libraries
    • promoting library development?*
    • following up the work of the libraries
    • * But needs extra fundings if school library development included in this
  • The National School Library group
    • The National School Library group
    • 17 organizations and authorities
    • Lobbying activities
    • School Library of the Year
    • Publications
    • http://www.skolbiblioteksgruppen.se/
  • The Swedish School Library Association
    • The Swedish School Library Association
    • 5 regional networks
    • Lobbying activities
    • Seminars (including this) and social activities
    • The School Librarian of the Year
    • http://ww.skolbibliotek.se
  • Challenges - Governmental level
    • Improve school quality and results
    • Ensure equality between schools
    • Diminish the digital divide (2 millions)
    • Define the school library concept
    • Compile reliable statistics
    • Follow up the school legislation
    • Stimulate school and school library development
    • Improve / Reniew education for librarians?
  • Challenges - Municipal level
    • Follow the steering documents for schools
    • Improve school quality and results
    • Allocate financial resources
    • Include school libraries in the planning of school activities
    • Employ teachers and librarians with adequate education
    • Give time and space for inservice training and competence development
  • Challenges – Individual level
    • Part of the school context
      • Read and follow the steering documents
      • Cooperate with school head and teachers
    • Part of the digitial society
      • Give yourself and the pupils reading, digital and information literacy