Information literacy, libraries and learning

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Discussing SLIC and CILIPS views on information literacy in the context of libraries, presented by Rhona Arthur at the Skills for Scotland seminar held in Edinburgh on Thu 19 Mar, 2009.


  • 1. Information literacy, libraries and learning Rhona Arthur Assistant DirectorScottish Library andInformation Council

2. Overview Skills for Scotland reader development libraries as learning centres workforce development and next generation qualifications SLIC and CILIPS information literacy 3. Political context1997 Peoples Network 2001 Digital Scotland and ConnectingScotlands People 2007 SNP Government 2007 Skills for Scotland 2008 Google generation 2008 Credit crunch 2009 Digital Britain 4. Skills for Scotland Library support for skills Public libraries are 15% of needs acknowledged the learndirect scotlandnetwork Direct providers of formal learning opportunities 45% use libraries forlearning, supporting their Or support those who studies or homework provide learning554 library service points Smrgsbord of provision 4106 public access pcs More emphasis on information literacy or27.95% increase in web informal learning access visits to over 10M is not enough100 career info points 5. Comments in S4S response Community planning Shared services agenda partnershipsNot just about Careers guidance and adult employability skills guidance networksNeed some funding to Bookstart, Summer reading, follow the learner Count me in Learndirect centresStrategic direction but no Formal education co-ordination -HE/FE/schoolsNeed greater learner- Third sector focus LLUK Facilitator and signposting Employers role Health sector 6. Libraries as learning centresStreetcorner Range of provision university Assistive technologies Fundamental part of Use of ILAs learning organisations Partnerships and Self evaluation progression frameworks Skills to support Partnership with learners SCURL 7. Readership developmentNational Readership Retail principles Development Network Library layout and Promotionsdesign Skills development Literacy skills development 8. Workforce development and next generation qualifications LLUKCILIP qualifications National Occupational Mentoring Standards CILIPS CPD ICTL Diplomas Scottish Credit and Library educators Qualifications Framework 9. What we do to support skillsdevelopment? Strategic policy work: BIG Procurement with JISC lottery, Calman, Digital PLQIM Britain, copyright Support work of SCURL responsesWebsite development National reading Scotlands information promotionConference 1-3rd June FE self evaluation Joint conference and frameworkstudy tour Schools self evaluation CPD programme frameworkCILIP FoQA support Scotlandspeople 10. Information literacyThe flat world Hanging out on digital streetcorners Trading in the digitalmarketplace The Forgotten 11. What tools have we got?Frameworks Internet Literacy Skills qualification Sconuls 7 pillars Internet Safety PLUS model qualification The Big Six CILIPS Roadmap Web Quests 12. In conclusion Libraries make a significant contribution to learning and skills development for all Investment Support staff development to offer better support for learners Improved partnership with careers and adult guidance to help with signposting Exploring joint service developments which puts the learner at the centre; Establishing a national forum of service stakeholders to enable discussion and explore partnership working. THANK YOU


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