GLO’s and GSO’s linked to areas of activity
GLO or GSO Area of activity
GLO 1 Knowledge and Understanding
Knowing about something. Information Literacy, Computer Taster
Making sense of something. Sessions all aim for outcomes that will
Deepening Understanding. enable participants to gain knowledge or
Learning how libraries operate. understanding in the future. Information
Giving Specific Information. Literacy enables participants to access
Making Links and relationships between information in the library.
things. Computer Tasters enable participants to
Using prior knowledge in new ways. use the internet to gain knowledge.
Learning facts or information. Information Literacy and Computer
GLO 2: Skills
Knowing how to do something. Information Literacy and
Key skills: numeracy, literacy, using ICT, Computer Tasters.
learning how to learn.
Information management skills
Intellectual skills Information Literacy and Computer
Communication skills Computer Tasters
Physical Skills Computer Tasters
Social Skills To a limited extent only:
Emotional Skills Not a main focus
GLO 3: Attitudes and Values
Attitudes towards an organisation e.g. Computer Tasters.
Positive attitudes in relation to an Computer Tasters
Opinions about ourselves e.g. self To a limited extent only:
esteem Information Literacy,
Opinions or attitudes towards other Not a main focus
Negative attitudes in relation to an Not a main focus
Reasons for actions or personal Not a main focus
GLO 4: Enjoyment, Inspiration and
Having Fun Computer Tasters
Creativity Computer Tasters
Being surprised Not a main focus
Innovative thoughts, actions or things.
Exploration Experimentation and making
GLO 5: Action, Behaviour and
Progression –towards further learning, Information Literacy
registering as a library user, developing Computer Tasters
A change in the way that people manage Information Literacy
their lives including work, study, family Computer Tasters
and community contexts.
What people do
What people intend to do Not a main focus
What people have done
Actions (observed or reported)
Change in behaviour
GSO 1: Health and Well-Being
Helping older people to develop and Information Literacy
Encouraging healthy lifestyles, tackling Not a main focus
the determinants of ill health.
Supporting care and recovery.
Supporting older people to lead an
GSO2: Stronger and Safer
Encouraging familial ties and Not a main focus
Improving inter-group dialogue and Not a main focus
Supporting cultural diversity and identity.
Tackling the fear of crime and anti-social
Contributing to crime prevention and
GSO3: Strengthening Public Life
Improving the responsiveness of services Information Literacy
to the needs of the local community, Computer Tasters
including other stakeholders.
To a limited extent in that they seek out
and respond to feedback.
Providing safe, inclusive and trusted Computer Tasters
public spaces and services (to enable To some extent.
people to form contacts and networks).
Encouraging and supporting awareness Not a main focus.
and participation in local decision making
and wider civic and political engagement.
Building the capacity of community and Not a main focus.
Enabling community empowerment Not a main focus.
through the awareness of rights, benefits
and external services.