Thursday, March 12, 2015

Pedagogy for librarians: UK course

Members of the UK's Information Literacy Group can apply for a one week course taking place 1-5 June 2015: Immerse yourself: Pedagogy for librarians. The venue is Northern College in South Yorkshire, England. The course will "give a thorough grounding in the technicalities of teaching for librarians. The course will be delivered by Northern College’s teacher training team who have a strong belief in the transformative potential of teaching and education with a social purpose. It will lead to an award of Level 3 Education and Training (which replaced PTTLS), a nationally recognised qualification. All participants on the course will be expected to stay at the College for the full week and be available for group work and discussion with fellow librarians each evening to help form a continuing community of practice. The course includes an element of written work that all participants will be expected to complete." The course has been subsidised by the Information Literacy Group, so that each participant will pay only £100 for accommodation, all meals except evening meals and course fee. To apply "Tell us what you, your library users and the wider community would get out of the course! Fill in the online form to tell us what difference this course would make to your teaching of information literacy skills and how you would continue to build on this in future. Deadline is 29th March 2015. Numbers are extremely limited and we’ll base our selection on those who demonstrate that they would most benefit from attending and would continue to spread that benefit amongst the wider community."
You must be a member of the Information Literacy Group to apply: the form is at and enquiries to
Photo by Sheila Webber: another student campaign poster, March 2015

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