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Replacing librarians with students in UK

In the UK, there was some talk of replacing librarians with students (!) so Scotland has launched a national strategy for school libraries.

I thought this document would be of interest to many of us.

Vibrant Libraries, Thriving Schools: A National Strategy for School Libraries in Scotland 2018-2023:

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New translations of the Guidelines

Recently 3 more translations of the Guidelines have become available:
Bahasa Melayu (Malay)
Deutsch (German)
తెలుగు (Telugu)
That makes that the Guidelines are now available in 12 languages:

  • English
  • Deutsch (German)
  • Français (French)
  • 中文 (Chinese)
  • Bahasa Melayu (Malay)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Română (Romania)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)

If you are interested in joining a team or to start a translation in your language, please contact Albert K. Boekhorst.

The IASL / IFLA Joint Committee has also developed a set of workshop materials based on the Guidelines. The workshop materials consist of an Introduction and six Modules. The material can be used freely and adapted to meet local needs.

EDUC: Information and Data Literacy, free Online Conference July 20-21

The IMLS-funded Supporting Librarians in Adding Data Literacy Skills to Information Literacy Instruction project is a two-year project running from October 2015 through September 2017 to develop data and statistical literacy skills so librarians can better support critical comprehension skills in their students.

Over the course of the project, co-PIs Kristin Fontichiaro and Jo Angela Oehrli have partnered with data experts and with curriculum experts to identify mini-lessons, strategies, and “rules of thumb” that librarians can nimbly weave into their instruction. The project recognizes that librarians’ time (and that of their classroom colleagues) is limited and looks for the high-leverage practices with the greatest impact on student comprehension.

Here’s what you can get NOW

An online conference – see schedule: July 20-21, 2017<>) and scroll down for last year’s conference archive!

Handbook<> of resources and strategies – chapters can be downloaded separately

Data Literacy ALA Poster Session for addressing fake news<>