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The Online Librarian

Course Details:

Technology is moving at an almost frightening pace and our students are much more up to date with it than we are in some cases. Using online media to enthuse them about reading and writing for pleasure is therefore very powerful and can be done easily and cheaply .......as long as you have a 'road map' of sites to use! This course will act as an online sat nav, guiding you to resources and sites that you can use in your library. You will learn about using exciting video media to use in encouraging young people to read for pleasure, discover uses for Pinterest in education and be given ideas for low cost projects to help you develop a whole school reading culture.

 

Session 1 - Nuts and bolts

Which sites do I consider to be essentials? Ideas for online file storage, synchronised note taking, sites that can be used for information literacy and online bookmarking will be shown.

 

Session 2 - Display and promotion

Helping you to create fantastic posters (either physical or virtual) and amazing wordclouds. What is a book trailer? How can you find good ones and what are the best sites for your students to create their own. Blogging is becoming increasingly popular, and this session will help you find ways of showcasing blogs in your library that can have an immensely positive effect on reader engagement.

 

Session 3 - Using the social web to benefit your school and your own continuing professional development.

New social networking sites seem to spring up every day and it can be difficult to see how they can be used in libraries. This session will showcase some old favourites and introduce you to some new ones that can be used to make real time contacts with authors & publishers to benefit your library as well as increasing your own online support network.

Trainer: Bev Humphrey

Bev Humphrey is now a Literacy and Technology Consultant after spending 10 years as a school librarian.  She worked in an all boys secondary school in South East London and during this time developed a passion for encouraging her students to read and write for pleasure, often using online media to do so.  She was given a Reading Hero Award by the Literacy Trust at the end of the National Year of Reading for her work during this year and her international collaborative writing project, the Write Path was shortlisted for a Times Educational Supplement New Literacy Initiative Award in 2009 and has twice been shortlisted for a Lemos and Crane Literacy Award.  Bev also worked with the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust as a Lead Practitioner for literacy.  As a consultant Bev has presented at seminars and conferences all over the country for E2BN, Renaissance Learning, CILIP, SLG and SLA amongst others.  A self-confessed geek, Bev lives much of her life online and loves using exciting new technology as a motivator for young people’s learning.  She is a member of the SLA Board and Editor – ICT@SLA.  Bev is at her happiest when enlightening colleagues in education about the possibilities of literacy presented by new technologies for enthusing young people about reading and writing for pleasure or when she is working with school librarians who are of course her favourite people!

Key Audience:

primary and secondary school library staff

Venues and Dates:

  • 30 November 2016, 09:30-15:00: The King's School, 5 College Green, Worcester WR1 2LL [Map]
    This course was originally due to take place on 15th June but unfortunately had to be postponed. Special attendance fee applies for delegates who are not SLA members but work in schools that subcribe to Worcestershire SLS.

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