Category Archives: Information Literacy

Truth, Lies, and the Internet: Where are the Librarians?

Once again, Joyce Valenza has beaten me to the punch (damn, she’s good), but I want to address the recent report by Demos outlining UK students’ online information-seeking behaviour and abilities. School librarians may not be too shocked by the … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Research

I’m so pleased that Joyce Valenza has just posted this piece, which outlines the adaptation of the See Sally Research essay she co-authored with Doug Johnson into a TED talk. Both are long blog posts, but they perfectly capture the evolution … Continue reading

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School Libraries: A View from Both Sides of the Pond

Much has been written about the differences in quality between North American and British school libraries. The majority of this writing seems to be anecdotal and informal, but there have been some recent scholarly attempts to study this issue. North … Continue reading

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Effective Searching

I spent much of my time in my most recent post as a school librarian trying to explain to pupils the importance of effective searching. Teachers and I observed that many pupils thought online research meant typing their assignment questions … Continue reading

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School librarians and assessment

When I took up my previous post as a school librarian, there was a sign posted on the library door that read something to the effect of “We do not give grades or assessments; we give you the tools to … Continue reading

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Outsourcing school services

I have been doing quite a bit of thinking recently regarding the trend in outsourcing school services in the United Kingdom. Outsourcing in education is not a new development; schools and universities throughout the world have been outsourcing “non-educational” services … Continue reading

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