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Working with schools – The Hive as the public face of HE - Natasha Skeen

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Working with schools – The Hive as the public face of HE - Natasha Skeen

  1. 1. Natasha Skeen Community Liaison Librarian University of Worcester
  2. 2. Photo courtesy of M. Drew, Droitwich Spa High School. 2014 The Hive Worcester by Chris Allen under CC BY SA Photo courtesy of M. Drew, Droitwich Spa High School. 2014 Overview of The Hive & the role  What I do  Where I do it  How I do it
  3. 3. Challenges: Time  Teacher v Librarian concepts of time  ‘Opportunity Cost’  Avoiding ‘Tyranny of Coverage’ Photo by Michael Himbeault / CC-BY-2.0
  4. 4. Challenges: National Curriculum  Not geared toward creating independent learners  Pressure to achieve shapes students’ willingness to learn http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-12243944. Accessed 09 March 2015
  5. 5. Challenges: School Library Provision  Scoping exercise revealed: Solo working is an issue IL low on school agenda/image of the library Minimal curricular involvement Photo. Courtesy of A Jeffery. King’s School Worcester. 2014
  6. 6. Benefits  Extended Project Qualification. What is it?  Worth ½ an A Level  5000 word assignment or  1000 word report and an artefact/performance on a subject of the student’s choosing.  20% of marks awarded for critical selection and organisation of resources
  7. 7. Benefits: Journals access  “A type of diary?”  Access to university resources  Including: The Hive Research Databases
  8. 8. Benefits: The Hive Schools Offer
  9. 9. Further reading:  Barrett, L. (2010) Effective School Libraries: evidence of impact on student achievement. School Librarian 58 (3) 136-139  Green, J. (2014) Library instruction for first-year students: Following the students’ path. College and Research Libraries News. 75 (5) 266-267  Kaplowitz, J. (2012) Transforming Information Literacy Instruction Using Learner-Centered Teaching. London, Facet.  Libraries All Parliamentary Group. (2014) The Beating Heart of the School: Improving educational attainment through school libraries and librarians. London, CILIP .  Ofsted. (2006) Good School Libraries: making a difference to learning. Ofsted, London.  Worcester News. (2014) The Hive comes out on top against online search engines. http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/10992633.The_Hive_comes_out_on_to p_against_online_search_engines/ [Accessed 16 March 2015]
  10. 10. n.skeen@worc.ac.uk

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