Information literacy, libraries and learning

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Discussing SLIC and CILIPS views on information literacy in the context of libraries, presented by Rhona Arthur at the Skills for Scotland seminar held in Edinburgh on Thu 19 Mar, 2009.

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  • Information literacy, libraries and learning

    1. 1. Information literacy, libraries and learning Rhona Arthur Assistant Director Scottish Library and Information Council
    2. 2. Overview  Skills for Scotland  reader development  libraries as learning centres  workforce development and next generation qualifications  SLIC and CILIPS  information literacy
    3. 3. Political context 1997 People’s Network 2001 Digital Scotland and Connecting Scotland’s People 2007 SNP Government 2007 Skills for Scotland 2008 Google generation 2008 Credit crunch 2009 Digital Britain
    4. 4. Skills for Scotland Library support for skills Public libraries are 15% of   needs acknowledged the learndirect scotland network Direct providers of formal  learning opportunities 45% use libraries for  learning, supporting their Or support those who  studies or homework provide learning 554 library service points  Smörgåsbord of provision  4106 public access pcs  More emphasis on  information literacy or 27.95% increase in web  informal learning – access visits to over 10M is not enough 100 career info points 
    5. 5. Comments in S4S response Community planning Shared services agenda   partnerships Not just about  Careers guidance and adult  employability skills guidance networks Need some funding to  Bookstart, Summer reading,  follow the learner Count me in Learndirect centres Strategic direction but no   Formal education co-ordination  -HE/FE/schools Need greater learner-  Third sector  focus LLUK  Facilitator and signposting  Employers  role Health sector 
    6. 6. Libraries as learning centres Streetcorner Range of provision   university Assistive technologies  Fundamental part of  Use of ILAs  learning organisations Partnerships and  Self evaluation  progression frameworks Skills to support  Partnership with  learners SCURL
    7. 7. Readership development National Readership Retail principles   Development Network Library layout and  Promotions design  Skills development  Literacy skills  development
    8. 8. Workforce development and next generation qualifications LLUK CILIP qualifications   National Occupational Mentoring   Standards CILIPS CPD  ICTL Diplomas  Scottish Credit and  Library educators Qualifications  Framework
    9. 9. What we do to support skills development? Strategic policy work: BIG Procurement with JISC   lottery, Calman, Digital PLQIM  Britain, copyright Support work of SCURL  responses Website development  National reading  Scotland’s information  promotion Conference 1-3rd June  FE self evaluation  Joint conference and  framework study tour Schools self evaluation  CPD programme  framework CILIP FoQA support  Scotlandspeople 
    10. 10. Information literacy The flat world Hanging out on digital street corners Trading in the digital marketplace The Forgotten
    11. 11. What tools have we got? Frameworks Internet Literacy Skills   qualification Sconul’s 7 pillars  Internet Safety  PLUS model  qualification The Big Six  CILIPS Roadmap  Web Quests 
    12. 12. In conclusion Libraries make a significant contribution to learning and  skills development for all Investment  Support staff development to offer better support for  learners Improved partnership with careers and adult guidance to  help with signposting Exploring joint service developments which puts the  learner at the centre; Establishing a national forum of service stakeholders to  enable discussion and explore partnership working. THANK YOU 

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