Hollier, Dase & Smyth - Extending the academic library: social responsibility, information literacy and schools
Extending the academic library:social responsibility, information literacy and schools Carol Hollier Annike Dase Neil Smyth
Funding environment“We are living through aperiod of remarkableturbulence, triggered by theglobal financial crisis andsustained by its aftershocks.” Professor David Greenaway Vice-Chancellor University of Nottingham
Social responsibilityWe believe in embeddingcommunity engagement andsocial responsibility in ourplanning, people, resources andstrategic infrastructure acrossall academic schools andprofessional services.
Social responsibilityAim:To contribute to regional effortsto raise aspirations touniversity study and to supportrising educationalattainment, by maintaining thelevel of activities delivered inpartnership with local schoolsand colleges.
Social responsibilityAim:To open up our physicalenvironment and resourcesfor greater use by the public, toengage, inspire and educate.
Social responsibilityAim:To promote public access to ourcampuses and supportappropriate use of our facilitiesby schools.
Widening participation Our widening participation programme helps to raise aspirations and educational attainment in primary and secondary schools and colleges. We have made information literacy part of this widening participation agenda.
Information Literacy Activities Visits beforeVisits, but piecemeal •Piecemeal activity •No consistency in offering •No inclusion of local widening participation target schools Photo: KEN: Wikimedia Commons
Collaboration within the University • Librarians • Widening participation staff • Academic staff