North Wales Information Literacy Best Practice Event

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  • Delighted to be invitedThe picture of the senedd here shows a robust framework which enables the walls to be made of glass. To reach into the landscape and to allow others to see in. This is why I’ve taken it for a metaphor for the project and I hope you will see why as I go on to talk about the Welsh IL project.
  • Which brings us back to the range of benefits which are supported by information literacy.
  • The units have now been completed, This is what they look like. They will be delivered by librarians who we will support. Website supports.7. Work that is already being undertaken by librarians
  • And stay in touch by the website and by twitter
  • And stay in touch by the website and by twitter
  • Thank you and any questions?
  • North Wales Information Literacy Best Practice Event

    1. 1. The Welsh Information Literacy Project Best Practice Event Dr Andrew Eynon WILP Project Manager wilp@gllm.ac.uk
    2. 2. 1. An overarching statement on information literacy in Wales2. A web presence for the project3. A report on information literacy provision in across library sectors in Wales4. An Information Literacy Framework for Wales5. Accredited units of learning in information literacy6. Advocacy for IL in schools7. Support IL amongst public library staff and users
    3. 3. 1. An overarching statement on information literacy in Wales2. A web presence for the project3. A report on information literacy provision in across library sectors in Wales.4. An Information Literacy Framework for Wales5. Accredited units of learning in information literacy6. Advocacy for IL in schools7. Support IL amongst public library staff and users
    4. 4. 1. Two pilots embedding IL framework in schools2. Identify IL Champions in each local authority library service3. Support IL training of public library staff in 5 authorities4. Support the delivery of Agored IL units to public library users in two authorities
    5. 5.  Visited school and met with head-teachers, teachers and school librarians Attended school library service meetings Attended head teacher meetings Resulted in gaining two case studies/pilots and raising awareness about the WILP project in schools
    6. 6. 1. Agored Cymru2. Levels3. Credits4. Qualifications5. Concurrent6. Supported7. Adding Value
    7. 7. 1. To be the main contact point for all IL issues2. To attend any IL meetings as appropriate3. To assist in the delivery of IL training and encourage appropriate staff to partake in training
    8. 8. 4. To communicate and advocate the latest IL initiatives/campaigns to library staff and users5. To monitor and feedback on all IL activity where necessary6. To ensure local IL strategies and plans are consistent with the national strategies
    9. 9. 7. To advise the WILP Development Officers about relevant areas of interest/concern8. To assist in developing yearly IL plans9. To advocate the WILF
    10. 10. The main roles of a contact are:1. To receive email updates about Information Literacy2. To circulate this information to relevant/interested staff3. To feedback on IL in their authorities
    11. 11.  Gwynedd - staff are taking Level 2/3 training through the medium of Welsh Language Monmouthshire - professional staff are doing Level 3 Agored and mentoring staff through Level 2 Merthyr Tydfil – 2 IL champions are doing Level 3 Agored and mentoring other staff thorough Level 2 Cardiff – an in house programme of staff training based on Agored Denbighshire – 2 staff awareness training days in Welsh/English Wrecsam – presentation at staff conference
    12. 12. The project team use social media tools for currentawareness, professional development and dissemination of information Twitter #ilnw2013 @welsh_info_lit Blog WILP
    13. 13. Scoop.it! Public Library School Library Monthly Ezines Public Library School LibraryBit.ly WallwisherBundles Digital Inclusion
    14. 14. Diolch yn fawr

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