#9 National & Regional Initiatives

National Initiatives

It’s always good to know what the current ‘big picture’ is within your profession. In school librarianship, this means looking beyond the library sphere, and includes the national curriculum.

It is useful to do a regular trawl of websites and leaflets that may be in your ‘non-urgent’ tray to see what’s actually happening out there. It’s also useful to record this activity, and one simple way to do that is with a blog.

This format has many advantages. It is easy to setup (see guide here). You can share your knowledge with your fellow professionals; let your regional contacts know where your blog is. It keeps a permanent CPD record of your research activity.

It may come to the attention of librarians in other countries via your blog host’s search or tagging facility. It may even be of interest to teaching staff in your institution; make sure it’s linked from the school website.

 

 

Short List of Websites: National Initiatives UK
http://www.cilip.org.uk/aboutcilip/newsandpressreleases/
CILIP News

http://www.sla.org.uk/sla-blog.php

School Library Association Weblog & News

http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/

Learning & Teaching Scotland

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Education

Scottish Government: Education & Training

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/default.stm

BBC News: Education

http://www.tes.co.uk/main.aspx

Times Educational Supplement

http://www.nc.uk.net/webdav/harmonise?Page/@id=6016

National Curriculum for England

http://new.wales.gov.uk/topics/educationandskills/?lang=en

Welsh Assembly: Education & Skills

http://www.deni.gov.uk/

Department of Education: Northern Ireland

http://www.slainte.org.uk/

Scottish Library & Information Council

http://www.curriculumonline.gov.uk/default.htm?cookie%5Ftest=1

Curriculum Online

http://bubl.ac.uk/Link/e/educationlinks.htm

BUBL Education Links

http://www.strongest-links.org.uk/

Strongest Links for UK School Librarians

http://www.iasl-online.org/advocacy/resources/slresources.html

International Association Of School Librarianship

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