Excellent to be blogging with The Right Information, as it were!
I currently work at Dundee College in the libraries team, which we affectionately (and confusingly!) know as the Learning Hub team. We're involved in information literacy through our Literacy and Hospitality Information Skills programmes, check the blog or sign up for the RSS feed to see a post on that soon.
I'm presonally interested in information literacy, currently completing my distance learning MSc Information and Library Studies with RGU, writing my dissertation. I'm looking at the role of the library in blended learning curriculums, specifically at the librarian's specialist skills in improving information literacy in students and how this in turn improves engagement with studies, retention and achievement.
I am from a family of teachers and my involvement with education has, thus far ;o), been life-long. With so many practitioners in the family, I've always been passionate about good education, excellent teaching and ensuring everyone learns the basics to fully participate in learning, life and work. I'm interested to see how Scotland's new Curriculum for Excellence will support or improve this, as I think there is potential there, but I'm not sure it will be realised.
Look forward to working with everyone and getting to know more people through the site.