Employability is an ongoing and current concern for Higher Education institutions, and the marketisation of Higher Education has meant that data about graduate destinations is increasingly a tool to market institutions and inform the choices of prospective students. In response, SCONUL has produced a literature review on current practice in the development of employability skills. This report collates and reviews the literature on current practice with a view to demonstrating the contribution of libraries to employability and the development of graduate attributes, situating libraries’ traditional information literacy role in the new broader academic skills landscape.
Implications for school libraries too in relation to IL
“Andy Miller's 12-month-long immersion in the classics renewed his zest for life and produced an inimitable memoirBelievers used to put their trust in a single, sacred Good Book, some of it thought to have been personally dictated by God.”
Britain’s youngest are in many ways its brightest, particularly when it comes to technology. Chances are, your eight-year-old can use your tablet far more intuitively than you can, and this kind of whip-smart tech-knowhow means that the education sector has some very exciting years ahead, as shown in research undertaken by ebuyer.
Tricia Adams's insight:
eBuyer research - but some interesting some statistics...
A large part of the school experience is reading a metric tonne of books (or a terabyte, for modern pupils). But how do our reading habits reflect upon a child’s? Jane Jackson of BookSpace examines further.
The report calls for every child in the UK to have a good library in their secondary school.
It makes four recommendations:
The Department for Education starts collecting figures about the number of schools that have a library and librarianThe Minister for Schools examines the full contribution that school libraries make to children’s education and developmentOfsted includes libraries in their inspectionsThe Department for Education has a lead staff-member for school libraries
“This has been a whirlwind of a few days. Since picking up David Loertscher at the airport in Vancouver on Tuesday afternoon, he and I have nearly finished revisions on a new edition of his library...”
Tricia Adams's insight:
Learning Commons - Canadian style. Lots for use here too....