Join CILIP’s Information Services Group (London & South East) and CILIP Information Literacy Group for an afternoon exploring how libraries are supporting young people in developing the research and information literacy skills which will help them prepare for further or higher education.
Libraries across all sectors have an important role to play in developing and supporting students in the age of the internet and online technologies - thus encouraging effective use of your library!
Come along to this interactive seminar to find out what others are doing in this area and share YOUR experiences.
The afternoon will start with three guest speakers:
Natasha Skeen - Community Liaison Librarian, The Hive, University of Worcester
Supporting KS5 students with public library resources
This session will give an overview of some of the IL skills library staff can introduce to students undertaking A-levels and other KS5 qualifications, focusing on some of the resources and facilities available to students through their local public library. Natasha will look at quality online resources such as Access to Research, Open Access Journal Providers, Google Scholar and ways of searching them effectively.
David Bowles and Simon Finch - Bexley Libraries
This discussion will focus on David and Simon's work with local 6th form EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) students, enabling them to complete their qualification successfully and helping to improve their information literacy.
Elizabeth Bentley - Teen Tech
Elizabeth will focus on the Information Literacy Group's work with Teen Tech, a national STEM and innovation competition aimed at pupils from Yr7-13.
The rest of the afternoon will be focused on discussion. It can be your chance to talk to others about how you are involved in this area or you can ask for advice from others.
If you would like to share your experiences, please choose the "sharing of experience speaker" ticket option. It will also be possible to suggest a topic on the day. You can be as brief and as informal as you wish and you don't need to bring a powerpoint presentation.
Here are some ideas of topics for sharing:
Are you working in FE or school libraries and found ingenious ways of teaching study or information literacy and research skills? Are you collaborating with your local college or public library service to promote research skills? Do you need tips on how to work successfully with schools and colleges?
Are you working in public libraries and found ways to support young people with developing information research skills? Have you found ways to encourage use of your online information resources through targeted training for young people?