Schools

TeenTech – call for support from University librarians for access to resources for pupils

The CILIP IL Group’s School Rep, Rebecca Jones,  is putting out a call for support with providing school pupils with access to advice and resources so that they can compete in Teen Tech, a national STEM and innovation competition (All information about the competition is on this website). The competition is aimed at pupils from Yr7-13 […]

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IL and Wikipedia in schools – tender opportunity

This has been reposted with permission from DigiLit Leicester. The original post can be found at http://www.digilitleic.com/?p=889 We are really excited about our latest project, which will produce games based resources to enhance Year 9 learners (13-14 years old) engagement with, and understanding of, Wikipedia.01. The tender is open until 30 June 2015, and interested

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Report on “Supporting your Sixth Form” event, April 2015

Natasha Skeen, Community Liaison Librarian at the University of Worcester, has kindly provided a report on the “Supporting your Sixth Form” event she hosted at the Hive, Worcester, on 16th April 2015. This West Midlands-based event attracted mainly Worcestershire school librarians, and the theme of the event was looking at ways that sixth forms can be supported by

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Book now for Librarians as Teachers event in Birmingham

ARLG West Midlands and CILIP West Midlands Member Network invite you to attend their joint one-day conference, “Librarians as Teachers”,  on June 10, 2015 at Conference Aston in Birmingham. The event, sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy Group, will feature are a range of speakers from across the sectors, including HE, FE, Schools and Health

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Report on Welsh Information Literacy Project Closing Conference

Rebecca Mogg and Cathie Jackson offer their thoughts on the Welsh Information Literacy Project Closing Conference, which took place on Thursday, 26th March, 2015 at Glyndŵr University in Wrexham. This one-day event at Glyndwr University celebrated the achievements of the Welsh Information Literacy Project (WILP) as its funded work comes to a close. The importance of cross-sector collaboration

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TeenTech launch 11-16 Research and Information Literacy Award

The CILIP Information Literacy Group, in partnership with the TeenTech initiative, is delighted to announce a new award for 11-16 year olds that will recognise excellence in research and information literacy. The Research and Information Literacy Award will celebrate how well young people can dispel the ‘Google Generation’ myth and show that they can be truly

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Digital Skills for Tomorrow’s World: outreach with Maggie Philbin

The CILIP Information Literacy Group and InformAll submitted a joint response to the July 2014 UK Digital Skills Task Force’s interim report, Digital Skills for Tomorrow’s World, which was authored by Maggie Philbin. The joint response argued that information literacy (IL) provides a vital underpinning to the acquisition of digital skills, and to the reduction in digital

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CILIP IL Group to fund two new research projects

The CILIP Information Literacy Group are delighted to announce the funding of two very exciting, ground-breaking and innovative projects that will show how information is vitally important for citizenship and the workplace. “We believe that these projects will make a real difference to how we give young people the tools to become informed citizens and work

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Critical literacy for school librarians: 25th November (afternoon), Manchester Metropolitan University

Sarah Mcnicol will be running a free, half day workshop, 1300-1600, at Manchester Metropolitan University, on critical literacy for school librarians. Critical literacy has been described as a ‘new basic’. It is a set of skills, dispositions and strategies intended to enable students “to challenge text and life as we know it” (McLaughlin & DeVoogd).

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