Growing our own: meeting the     challenges for the future profession                  Paul Jeorrett and Nicola Watkinson ...
The germ of an idea• Our own graduates• Work placements• The future of the       profession• CILIP Framework of       Qual...
Who are our potential students /                current students?Might have achievedNVQ or ICTL                           ...
How the course hasbeen developed•Employer engagement•Academic enthusiasm andleadership from Computing•Support from CILIP•S...
What ‘s the courselike?•Two years part-time•4 x 1 week block percalendar year•4 themes with 2modules per theme•Support – V...
Year 1 modules:Information as a coreproductDesign and delivery oflibrary and informationservicesCustomer relationshipmanag...
Year 2 modules:Library 2.0Multimediainformation systemsand digital librariesLibrary eventsmanagement andtrainingKey manage...
The first bigday!•12 on course•Good mixture –sectors andgeographically•Positive andengaged!•2011 - 2nd cohortrecruited    ...
What ourstudents say:“this course has given me answers toquestions, that I didn’t know that I needed toask, in order to do...
CILIP ARLG Conference, Newcastle 25 – 27August 20, 2012                                 June 2012
Future Skills – Where next?• Flexibility and relevance• Confidence building – leadership/customer  services• Understanding...
Questions andfurther informationPaul JeorrettTel: 01978 293250p.jeorrett@glyndwr.ac.ukNicola WatkinsonTel: 01978 293338nic...
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  • A lot of graduates have shown interest in library work and about 3 have gone onto study for PG qualifications, mainly at John Moores Local Welsh Assembly member received a letter from one of our graduates about the lack of provision in this area GU has been involved with FDs since their national inception in 2002 we run over 25 in many diff subjects SMT and School of Computing support GaLW – gateways to libraries in Wrexham; our regional co-operative scheme. Good links with local FE and public libraries We also currently have 2 volunteers Aiming for CILIP accreditation after one cohort has been through the course CILIP’s Framework of Qualification report due? This will show where FDs sit
  • Will mention current students a little bit later on All intents and purposes a professional but lacks a qualification – some have degrees but all are working in libraries Want to go onto the next step
  • Meetings and discussions were held across all sectors Are we covering the right subjects at the right depth and level Distinctive delivery model Library 2.0 combined with traditional skills – cat and class (DDC) = web 2.0 (metadata)
  • 4 themes – information, traditional library skills, customer relationship and information / knowledge management (LLUK 2007 employers survey about skills gaps in the profession) Assignments – relevant to their workplace and hopefully of benefit to both the student and employer 120 credits at level 4 and 5 30 credits = 300 hours = 30 hours of face to face contact (1 week) Group presentations / group poster session
  • Induction, intro to the course, IL, different types of sources, accessing and evaluating information Looking at libraries in different sectors, library organisation CILIP, JISC Customer rel skills – focus groups, surveys, different types of customers Also collection development
  • Web 2.0 in a library context Digital literacy and digital copyright Plan, prepare and organise a library event; set up a reading group Developing confidence to manage and supervise
  • Lots of interest 12 signed up Good mixture – some degrees, some ECDL 9 from Wales and 3 from England 4 HE (one of those work in the Careers Service) 5 public libraries 3 FE Keen to take the next step Lots of interest for 2010
  • Students are back in for the second module Our students will be attending from 2.30pm onwards toward
  • Room for both Llandrillo and GU Llandrillo is day release Distinctly different
  • Paul Jeorett & Nicola Watkinson "Growing your own: how the innovative approach of a foundation degree in library and information practice is meeting the challenges for the future profession"

    1. 1. Growing our own: meeting the challenges for the future profession Paul Jeorrett and Nicola Watkinson Library Services Glyndŵr University CILIP ARLG Conference, Newcastle 25 – 27August 20, 2012 June 2012
    2. 2. The germ of an idea• Our own graduates• Work placements• The future of the profession• CILIP Framework of Qualifications•Political andinstitutional support CILIP ARLG Conference, Newcastle 25 – 27 August 20, 2012 June 2012
    3. 3. Who are our potential students / current students?Might have achievedNVQ or ICTL Working in LIS for a whileLooking to enhanceexisting skills Want to be part of the professionWant to develop new skills Not sure about the next step/confidence buildingFrom Wales, UK orInternational CILIP ARLG Conference, Newcastle 25 – 27 August 20, 2012 June 2012
    4. 4. How the course hasbeen developed•Employer engagement•Academic enthusiasm andleadership from Computing•Support from CILIP•Support from CyMAL•Potential students•Delivery model•Peer support•Library 2.0/VLE combinedwith traditional skills CILIP ARLG Conference, Newcastle 25 – 27August 20, 2012 June 2012
    5. 5. What ‘s the courselike?•Two years part-time•4 x 1 week block percalendar year•4 themes with 2modules per theme•Support – VLE withreflective blog and wiki•Work basedassignments•Guest speakers/Visits•Innovative assessment CILIP ARLG Conference, Newcastle 25 – 27August 20, 2012 June 2012
    6. 6. Year 1 modules:Information as a coreproductDesign and delivery oflibrary and informationservicesCustomer relationshipmanagementInformation andknowledge management(cat and class!) CILIP ARLG Conference, Newcastle 25 – 27August 20, 2012 June 2012
    7. 7. Year 2 modules:Library 2.0Multimediainformation systemsand digital librariesLibrary eventsmanagement andtrainingKey management skillsfor the library andinformationprofessional CILIP ARLG Conference, Newcastle 25 – 27August 20, 2012 June 2012
    8. 8. The first bigday!•12 on course•Good mixture –sectors andgeographically•Positive andengaged!•2011 - 2nd cohortrecruited CILIP ARLG Conference, Newcastle 25 – 27August 20, 2012 June 2012
    9. 9. What ourstudents say:“this course has given me answers toquestions, that I didn’t know that I needed toask, in order to do my job effectively”“I was thrilled with the chance to work withinWeb 2.0 technologies...the sessions havebeen varied in their approach so I was keptinterested”“the chance to mix with other staff from awide variety of library / information settingshas been valuable” CILIP ARLG Conference, Newcastle 25 – 27August 20, 2012 June 2012
    10. 10. CILIP ARLG Conference, Newcastle 25 – 27August 20, 2012 June 2012
    11. 11. Future Skills – Where next?• Flexibility and relevance• Confidence building – leadership/customer services• Understanding technology – Library 2.0• Distance learning/Work based learning• Value to employers and students• Professional Knowledge and Skills Base (PKSB)• Innovative and forward looking• BSc Top UP and CILIP Accreditation CILIP ARLG Conference, Newcastle 25 – 27August 20, 2012 June 2012
    12. 12. Questions andfurther informationPaul JeorrettTel: 01978 293250p.jeorrett@glyndwr.ac.ukNicola WatkinsonTel: 01978 293338nicolaw@glyndwr.ac.uk CILIP ARLG Conference, Newcastle 25 – 27August 20, 2012 June 2012

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