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Case study: shifting your IL teaching online – Diane Scott



Diane Scott, Library Resource Centre Co-ordinator at Hazlehead Academy in Aberdeen, introduces an online information literacy challenge for students that she created with the Google suite of tools.


After completing my MSc in Library and Information Studies at RGU in Aberdeen in 2014, I worked part time in the healthcare sector at an NHS library for 18 months. I then moved into school librarianship at an Academy school in Aberdeen in 2016 and achieved Chartership in 2017.

Working in a school environment is a constant and varied challenge, an endless learning curve and great fun. Developing my own Information Literacy programme and getting it included into the formal school curriculum has been one such challenge and a personal achievement.


This case study was produced in response to a survey carried out by the CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) Chair, Jane Secker, and one of the ILG School Library reps, Sarah Pavey, as part of research into the shift to online teaching of information literacy that has taken place in UK education during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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