School Library Making a difference...
The Library - the heart of the school • The school library offers learning services, books and resources that enable all members of the school community to become critical thinkers and effective users of information in all formats and media. School libraries link to the wider library and information network in accord with the principles in the UNESCO School Library Manifesto • “My vision of learning for children and young people in the future, has the library, in all its forms, at its heart.” Professor Tim Brighouse
Libraries, Learning and the Curriculum Making teaching more effective and efficient What actions does the library need to take to achieve success?
Libraries : Promoting Literacy, Inspiring Reading • Supports National Literacy Strategies • Introduces texts to pupils and teachers • Increases pupils’ enjoyment of reading • Encourages wider reading • Develops pupils’ effective and critical response to texts • Stimulates writing skills • Encourages creative thinking • Celebrates cultural diversity The School Librarian: Developing pupil response to reading
Libraries : Promoting Literacy, Inspiring Reading • Over 2000 school libraries form reading groups to shadow the Carnegie and Greenaway Medals judging each year. • 85% of secondary school libraries plan special events to celebrate World Book Day. • The national strategies have recognised the importance of school libraries inspirational promotion of reading in supporting literacy skills. Developing pupil response to reading
The Library and Information Literacy “Information literacy is the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate and effectively use that information for the task in hand”. National Forum on Information Literacy, USA. 2003 Skills for Further Education, Work and Life. What is the role of the school library in supporting the development of pupils information literacy skills?
Libraries Go Live - Libraries and I.C.T • e-Learning • Intranet • Virtual Library A school library enables students to use technology in practical ways for real research. The email@example.com
The Pupil as Citizen... TECHNOLOGY READ INFORM INVOLVE FUN RESPONSIBILITY CONNECT INNOVATE ENERGISE ENJOY UNDERSTAND PARTICIPATE DISCOVER EMPOWERMENT LEARN CULTURE RELAX Communication EMPTHISE IMAGINATION CHOICES EXPLORE CHALLENGE ENABLE EMOTION DIVERSITY CREATE INSPIRE EXPERIMENT EXPERIENCE AWARENESS …available at your School Library!
Libraries and Learning - Out of Hours Resources in safe and supportive environment extend opportunities to learn What range of activities does your school library provide to support Out of Hours learning?
The Librarian - Reading Champion and Information Broker The way to get children reading is to leave the library door open and let them read anything and everything they want. ‘Terry Pratchett’ The librarian can develop independent learner and readers for life
The Librarian - Reading Champion and Information Broker • Manages and operates a major learning environment used by the whole school community • Makes a significant impact on teaching and learning • Makes reading fun and enjoyable • Motivates both the convinced and unconvinced reader • Keeps up-to-date and is part of the big picture • Is a leader not a follower • Encourages readers to be creative and innovative The School Librarian : The librarian can develop independent learners and readers for life
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How are we doing : A Quiz X % school libraries have a professional librarian X % of school libraries run a regular reading group Mean spending per pupil on school library provision in the UK is £X X % of school libraries have written library policy X % of school libraries receive plans of work from all departments Secondary School Libraries Today
The School Library and the School of the Future “The extent to which a school library can effectively meet the needs of learners and educators within the school is determined by the levels of collaboration with the rest of the school community”. Start with the Child. CILIP. Report 2002 Change is the Only Option