Who am I? Librarian Assistant Headteacher Literacy coordinator SLA School Librarian of the Year 2012/13 Libraries, Literacy & Reading Consultant Save the Child Civitas Unesco Secondary schools Primary schools MLS Past Chairman FCBG Founder National Non-Fiction Day Founder Illustr8or FCBG project coordinator SSAT Lead Practitioner Past SLS advisory resource librarian What do I in school? Lead on literacy and information literacy (prep) Collapsed timetable coordinator (extended learning days) QiSS coordinator Cultural Diversity Award coordinator Trust Partner Governor Governor Mark coordinator Reading Partners founder/coordinator Secondary school librarians CPD coordinator MPS trainer Middle managers training programme Charity coordinator Dissemination of skills/resources Our role Information literacy Whole school Impact Links to literacy and learning Our role Reading for pleasure Whole school Impact Dissemination of skills/resources Our role Literacy Whole school Impact The evidence from the evaluation demonstrated that information literacy is not well developed in most schools and particularly not in secondary schools with little evidence that schools were explicitly and systematically implementing an information process model across the curriculum. Very few schools were using a school-wide information processing model and it was found that many students could not articulate a common approach. Information literacy @MWS Prep for learning Teacher led Part of lesson planning Part of T&L within school Heavy use of PLUS model Part of appraisal process/teacher standards Regular training SLT implemented School Development Plan & Department Action Plans Prep for learning No homework Prep is carried out before lesson Important part of T&L Lots of literacy and IL potential Teacher led Library does not train students in IL Embedded in every lesson Teachers deliver the skills needed to students Each piece of work set utilises IL Part of T&L & PLUS model Use of PLUS model for all work set P&L section used within lesson All students go away with idea of what’s needed Fits into literacy Part of appraisal process & SLT All teaching staff as part of their appraisal have IL focus A feature of SGP A must on Department Action Plans Learning walk focus Book scrutiny focus SLT directed Reading for pleasure Non fiction Information literacy Non fiction national picture CIFFA October 2011 stated Non fiction borrowing down 15% YLG Cilip group stated Non fiction borrowing in schools down. In 2006 NF loan mean was 4.02 In 2011 NF loan mean was 2.7 2012 Nielsen BookScan NF sales down 9% in 5 years Estimated £41.1m made up of study guides - £22.6 and TV tie-in books Non fiction in schools Borrowing figures down Reading for pleasure/browsing stable Reading for educational gain down Use of NF for research based study down New thoughts in NF Herts working group The way non fiction is used in schools has never changed, yet the environment we work in, education and the world, especially technology has. So should we continue in the same vein when it doesn’t seem to be working? Aims Understand how NF is used in schools Discover what the problems are Find a solution Non fiction @ MWS “How are NF books used in our library” I’m studying ?? in science do you have any books to help? I want a book on animals, but not a story book! Can I have a box of books on reproduction please? 3 different types of collections Dept resources Short loan resources Facts4fun The Dewey question What are we really wanting the students to learn about searching Dewey is just one way of many in ordering books We use ordering for all sorts of things The skill to know how to find out what system is used is the key. Once we know different places use different systems and we have the skills and knowledge to find out what system that is we can locate anything, anywhere.