Information Literacy EducationSchool and Public Libraries Collaboration Maria José Vitorino (Portugal) email@example.com EMMILE in libraries (and beyond) European Meeting on Media and Information Literacy Education Incorporating “IASL Regional Meeting – Europe” “IFLA SLRC Section Midterm Meeting” “IASL-IFLA Joint Steering Committee Meeting” Milano (Italia) February 27-29, 2012
IL, a truly shared goal for libraries all life longLiteracy concept – are we thinking about the same?School and public libraries(1) they share common goals(2) they need to work together to reach them on time(3) they really CAN do itRecipes? Sorry, you must create your own.
Sharing Visions and Mission statements Talk about it, find common senses and put it on written words, logos... Don´t delay too much Later, you can always re-write it
Once upon a time, in Portugal...➲ RLP, 1986, Public Libraries Network Program start➲ RBE, 1996, SL National Network Program start➲ PNL (National Reading Plan), coordenated with RBE, started in 2005➲ 2012: Over 2200 SL integrated in RBE, and keep on growing National SL Network Advisers and Guidelines Web-tools, training, commmunication Communities of Practice (including local public librarians and teacher librarians, sometimes principals, other teachers and non-teaching staff of basic and secondary schools) Local Network Portals
Frequently Asked Questions➲ Joint use libraries, are they really possible? It can be done, but it is not easy to do it...➲ Hybrid libraries... how to deal with the digital dimension?➲ Professionals – are all of them interested in the same kind of library services? How are they prepared or preparing themselves? How to get common goals and shared visions?➲ Collection management issues – cataloguing, weeding, lending...➲ Connections – mailing-list, Moodle, social networking➲ What about politics – local, regional, national level?➲ Who benefits, and when? Does it shows before elections day?➲ Who is paying costs? What for?➲ Who leads? School Principal´s role is.... ?
Lets take a look on the webPortugal Libraries Map – school and public libraries
Lets take a look – 7 links➲ Pombal http://rbp.cm-pombal.pt/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=155➲ Esposende http://www.cm-esposende.pt/rede/➲ Lousã http://184.108.40.206/rblousa/index.php➲ Braga http://rbb.blcs.pt/default.aspx➲ Mafra http://www.cm-mafra.pt/rbem/parceiros.asp➲ São Brás de Alportel http://sba-bibliotecas.pt/➲ Tábua http://rbtb.cm-tabua.pt/Everywhere, real people is actually DOING it (image from Lisboa, 2011: support staff from RBE and BLX – Lisbon Public Libraries)!
Are we listening?Portugal needs to pay much more attention to literacy. [Analyses of the] impact of literacy on Portugal’s economic performance over the past 50 years leaves little doubt that the nation has paid a significant price for failing to increase the supply of literacy skill available to the economy.The estimate of GDP per capita forgone represents a huge reduction in the standard of living available to the vast majority of Portuguese citizens.
Are we paying attention?Correcting this situation will require a concerted and coordinated effort, one that links educational, social and economic policies in a way that increases the supply of literacy skill leaving the school system; reduces the number of low skilled adults through the provision of remedial instruction; increases the knowledge and skill intensity of employment and the demand for literacy use at work; improves the efficiency of the markets that allocate literacy skill; and increases the social and economic demand for literacy skill acquisition and use.
Are we acting in the right direction?A failure to undertake such concerted and coordinated action will inevitably lead to below-potential rates of economic growth and standards of living. Data Angel (international consultants) Economic dimension of literacy 2009
Literacy & DevelopmentBy highlighting the status of literacy in todays world and reviewing the international commitment on literacy previous decades, we encourage everyone to take the challenge seriously. By showing how the concept of literacy has evolved and how it connects with broad areas of social development, we ask everyone to consider how literacy may be linked to their own engagement into development.Makuura,presenting Unesco Literacy Decade (2003-2013)
EMMILE, 2012For this challenge, well need libraries, connected and motivated on a Digital, Media and Information Literacy focused strategy, cooperating to increase resources and adjust programs to the ultimate source of meaning, futures citizens and their development skills.“EMMILE in libraries” proposals could not be more actualMilan 2012 is meant to be one more step in the right direction.Thanks you all for sharing this step Shall we dance?. firstname.lastname@example.org
creditsThanks for supportSt. Van Huit Da VinciRBE www.rbe.min-edu.ptBAD www.apbad.ptTHEKA www.theka.orgENSIL (by Lourense Das) www.ensil.euEMMILE (by Luisa Marcquardt) www.emmile.wordpress.com