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Entries by Veronica Denholm (2)


Update from NLS

Dear all,

Our 'Project Blaster' information literacy resource has been up and running since March and we are now at the planning stage for our next information literacy module which will be based on maps and aimed at the older age group of secondary school pupils and adult learners.  We plan to look at maps from rural and urban areas and focus on how to read a map, picking out landmarks and reading maps in a historical context.  We hope that this resource will be ready to go live at the end of September.  I was at the Information Literacy Community of Practice meeting last week and had the opportunity to say a few words about this project. I received useful suggestions which I will feedback at our planning meetings.  So thanks to all for this.

We are also looking at doing CPD sessions for teachers and school librarians around Scotland based on the 'Project Blaster' tool and are looking for suitable venues for this type of session, possibly public libraries.  If you think you might be able to host one of these sessions, please could you contact me at

Looking forward to hearing from you!




Introducing myself and the National Library's new information literacy resource

Dear all,

I am Veronica Denholm and I am Access and Outreach Officer at the National Library of Scotland.  I work as part of the Learning Team in the Department of Access and Outreach.

The Library is about to launch its new online information literacy resource which is called 'Project Blaster' which is a toolkit for producing projects aimed at Primary 6/7 children and their teachers.  It will be part of the 'Learning Zone' on our web site.

'Project Blaster' can be viewed at:

We welcome any feedback as this is our first attempt at developing an information literacy resource and work is due to commence on a second resource which is planned for an older audience i.e. secondary school level or adult learners and will focus on maps.  If you have any feedback, you can contact me by email at

Focus groups which will look at 'Project Blaster' are planned for March.  If you would like to be involved please let me know.  Any offers of help gratefully received!

Best wishes,