Project and Collaborative Partners
Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities along with Glasgow Caledonian University will provide subject librarians for interviews to identify what 'information literacy skills', if any, they believe new students bring from secondary or further education. Glasgow Caledonian University and Glasgow University will also help facilitate first year student focus groups to help identify what 'information literacy skills', if any they bring with them to university.
University of Abertay - we will exchange information with Abertay who have developed and implemented an Information Literacy Framework. In addition Abertay have also been collaborating with Menzieshill High School to develop Information Literacy Skills in S6 pupils. This successful project now includes two other schools in Dundee.
University of Dundee - exchange of information on their information literacy activities. Provided exemplar of good practice for framework in relation to their work with three High Schools in the Dundee City area (Harris Academy, Craigie Academy & St John’s RC High School). The project involved the development and delivery of the 6th year Modern Studies curriculum through Dundee University’s Blackboard VLE, with full utilisation of the range of tools provided by the Blackboard platform, including discussion boards, audio & video presentation, quizzes and other material.
Further Education Colleges
Inverness College (Learning Resource Centre), part of the UHI Millennium Institute are developing a model of information literacy for the university and will support the development, piloting and testing of the framework. No longer a partner as the librarian is now working in Aberdeenshire as Information Literacy Officer for schools.
The Department of Access & Progression at Forth Valley College have been working on developing information literacy and are looking to develop a broader IL programme in 2007 / 08. Some exemplars of their work were supplied for the draft framework.
North Ayrshire Council Education Resource Service and The City of Edinburgh Council Children and Families will provide 5-14 framework development advice plus support piloting and testing.
North Lanarkshire Council Education Resource Service will support piloting and testing of the framework.
Learning Resource Co-ordinator / School Librarian formerely at St Modan's High School and now Glow mentor with Stirling Council will provide support and advice also exchange of information.
Dunbar Grammar School, Knox Academy, Preston Lodge High School, Ross High School librarians as part of East Lothian Schools extreme-learning initiative are going to look at using the framework to link information literacy work in P6 and P7 to S1 and S2 plus look at incorporating an information literacy session within their schools 'In service days'.
Craigholme School Resouce Centre staff work closely with academic departments in the area of information literacey to support pupils as they become independent learners. As part of the project they will be looking at using the framework to work in the areas of: Primary, Early years secondary and Advanced Highers, increasing their information literacy programme and providing the framework with exemplars.
Learning Resource Co-ordinator / School Librarian at Perth Academy will provide exemplars of information literacy session they have been involved in and support piloting and testing of the framework.
Learning and Teaching Scotland (LTS) - we will exchange information with LTS who currently have their own IL project 'Learning to learn skills' and does not want to duplicate anything we are doing.
Scottish Further Education Unit (SFEU) - support and collaborative working plus exchange of information.
Learndirect Scotland the development of a learning principles paper on information literacy skills advice and best practice for their branded learning centres plus a funding contribution towards the development of the framework.
Skills Development Scotland - collaborative working plus exchange of information on information literacy and career decision making and self management.
Skills Development Scotland brought together Careers Scotland, Scottish University for Industry, and key skills elements in Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise brought together to form a new single skills body to take forward and deliver on the vision set out in the Scottish Government's skills strategy 'Skills for Scotland'.
YoungScot - collaborative working plus exchange of information.
Workplace and Adult Literacies
Scottish Executive, ISIS, Information Management Unit, Edinburgh
The Tribunals Service (SSCSA), Glasgow
Community Learning, Glasgow South West Regeneration Agency
Dumfries and Galloway Cultural Services (Dumfries Ewart Library and Ewart Library Cybercentre) - exchange of information and explore the role of public libraries in information literacy and workplace training plus Adult Literacy programmes.
Culture and Sport Glasgow (Mitchel Library; Business@The Mitchell; Learning; Real Learning Centres) - exchange of information and explore the role of public libraries in information literacy and workplace training plus Adult Literacy programmes.
Inverclyde Libraries - exchange of information and explore the role of public libraries in information literacy and workplace training plus Adult Literacy programmes inconjunction with their People's Network Librarian.