Survey to gather information on how librarians share Open Educational Resources (OER)
The CILIP CSG-Information Literacy group are delighted to be partnering with UNESCO to collaborate on a new project to highlight information literacy open educational resources in the UK.
With this aim they are conducting a short survey of librarians to gather information about the OER collections currently used and to identify people interested in working on the project either in the UK or elsewhere in the world.
“New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations“ is a series of free quarterly webinars on issues of interest to new librarians, models of library associations and library schools working with new professionals, and groups by and for librarians. The free webinars are presented by IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning and IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group in partnership with ALA.
Inquire, a complete learning guide, covering 21st century skills, traditional study skills, the inquiry process, and project-based instruction. This handbook works in any class across the curriculum, helping students think and learn.
It also works well as the main resource in a media center, a library, a study-skills or research course, or a program based on inquiry or projects.
On the 3d and 4th of February 2012 Archives State Agency of Bulgaria in partnership with the International Council of Archives initiated a meeting for Building an Expert Network for the Promotion of Archives in Schools on the Balkan Peninsula. Read more...
Imagine having your entire bookmark collection in one place. Access it from your home desktop, office laptop, airport lounge or using our optimized iPhone interface. Access your links anywhere, anytime.
High school libraries used to be a place where studying was done and the Dewey Decimal system dominated a student’s research, but today with the implementation of iPads, e-books, and boundless online resources at a student’s fingertips, the library is a multifunctional space meant to unite a community and aid the creative and innovative learning and teaching process.
Aiming for excellence in STEM learning and teaching
The Higher Education Academy’s first annual learning and teaching STEM conference will take place on 12 and 13 April 2012 at Imperial College London, one of the world's leading centres of excellence for teaching and research in the fields of science, technology and medicine. STEM subjects are recognised as having strategic importance in higher education for the economy and employers. An excellent learning experience ensures that students have developed the right skills at the time of graduation and beyond through continued professional development. The Higher Education Academy (HEA) provides national leadership in developing and disseminating evidence-informed practice in learning and teaching in higher education; this conference will provide a platform for this for the HEA's STEM disciplines...
Like it or not, we're still battling that age-old stereotype of the school librarian as a little old lady with a bun who shuffles around shushing people. How can you help others see that you're a creative, computer-savvy information specialist who works hard to collaborate with students and teachers? How can you become the dynamic leader you're meant to be? And even more to the point, how can your survive your first year on the job? Take a deep breath! Relief is on the way. Here are 10 road-tested tips that will help you not only survive, but also thrive.
Things change ... especially in the world of education.
The 2012 IASL Conference we will focus on these changes and what they mean to school librarians around the world. Conference strands Internationalism - Shifting Borders Collaboration - Shifting Relationships Creativity and Innovation - Shifting Needs, Expectations and Roles Literacies and Fluencies - Shifting Definitions
We are all teachers by degree and experience with a strong identification with that role. We see ourselves as general experts across the curriculum; possibly the only one in the building other than the principal. We know the importance to our students of real world information literacy skills. We have a great deal to offer and sometimes we do not feel like that is seen. We really want to work as part of a team with teachers in our buildings...
How can we impact the thinking and decision-making of those who will be our future co-teachers or our principals or superintendents? How can we work with universities? How can we impact our professional organizations? How can we play a stronger role in content area organizations?
The Joint Committee of the IFLA Section of SLRC and IASL is delighted to announce that the Joint Committee has been awarded funding by the Professional Committee of IFLA for year one of a two-year project to develop a module of training materials for school library advocacy titled "School Libraries on the Agenda."
Taking place from May 21–23, Screening the Future Conference 2012 will bring people from all over the world to the University of Southern California, Ronald Tutor Campus Center in Los Angeles to talk and learn about the state of the art in digital audiovisual conservation. The event will assemble more than 250 leading archivists, production companies, filmmakers, TV producers, CTOs, scientists, vendors, strategists, funders, and policy makers to develop solutions to the most urgent questions facing audiovisual repositories. Conference participants will help set the future research and policy agenda for AV preservation, and will benefit from interacting with leading institutions.
Digital archiving is the link between our past and present and the future, and the conference will discuss realities that encompass topics as diverse as technology, standards, the expectations of users, archival costs, and the increasingly complex interaction between organizations, technologies, and funding models.
The new Archives sector website has launched today, providing guidance and information for everyone who works with or within archives. The website brings together strategic and practical resources for archives across the country to develop their collections and services and improve the experience of their users. It provides a place for archives to share learning and to promote their best practice. We consulted with our users and carried out extensive testing to create the website, which will continue to evolve as new initiatives such as the Archives Accreditation standard roll out.