Impact measurement and evaluation for school librarians

Demonstrating the impact of libraries and the librarian’s role

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Fri, 19th May 2017 - 9:15am to 3:30pm

A one-day exploration of this important issue for primary and secondary school librarians

Find out how to demonstrate the impact of the librarian’s work on young people’s education, their futures and the life of the school.  This course will cover initiatives that show the impact of the library across both primary and secondary schools, encompassing research and practical initiatives, talks and hands-on workshops.  
As one of the SLG’s regional training days at low cost, it is extremely good value for both members and non-members. Book your place now to avoid disappointment!


Dr Carolynn E. Rankin (Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Arts, Environment and Technology at Leeds Beckett University): Impact evaluation – opportunities and challenges for the school librarian (Talk) and Practical issues in impact evaluation – how to generate the elusive evidence and demonstrate success (Workshop)

Carolynn worked as an information management specialist for 20 years before moving into professional education as a ‘library school’ senior lecturer. She is also Chair of the CILIP Library and Information Research Group and involved in many other areas of CILIP and IFLA.


Alia Al Zougbi (Head of HEC Global Learning Centre): Global Learning - How Do We Know It’s Working? (Talk)

Alia is Head of the HEC Global Learning Centre, Tower Hamlets SLS and is among the core teaching staff at the British Museum. She played a key role in the devising, development and collation of the global learning activities in the ‘How Do We Know It’s Working?’ toolkit.


Lucy Chambers (Librarian, Tower Hamlets SLS) and Kaaren Cruse (London Borough of Redbridge): How to demonstrate the impact of school librarians and libraries: developing practical report templates (Talk)

Lucy has been a primary school librarian for 20 years and currently runs four libraries. Kaaren is a researcher in organisation development and developed her template while setting up a primary school library for Redbridge SLS last year. They have both been working separately on demonstrating the impact of their work and have developed related but very different practical templates.


The Reading Agency (speaker tbc): The Reading Outcomes Framework Toolkit: a toolkit to help you understand, demonstrate and improve the impact of your activities to encourage reading for pleasure and empowerment (Talk)

The Reading Agency has worked with partners across the sector to help improve the evaluation of the work librarians do to encourage reading. This interactive toolkit demonstrates the outcomes of reading for pleasure and empowerment, providing evidence about why it is so important to encourage reading.


Dr Rebecca Jones (Librarian, Malvern St James School): Evaluating the impact of information literacy projects: a practical approach (Workshop)

Rebecca is interested in developing information literacy (IL) skills within the curriculum for pupils of all ages. She works collaboratively with managers and teaching staff planning, delivering and evaluating IL teaching throughout the school. She is also part of the team that teaches and supervises pupils taking the Higher and Extended Project Qualifications.


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