The power of quality research and school libraries with Elizabeth Hutchinson
In this world of information-overload and ‘fake news’, the value of researching valuable information is a pressing skill for young people today; Librarians have the skills to teach children how to find such information. On today’s show, The School Success Formula meets with Elizabeth Hutchinson, and explores her goal in helping people find quality information – online and offline.
Tight budget cuts and limited knowledge of what librarians do is a challenge for public and school libraries in the UK today. We learn how librarians are instrumental to a child’s education, and how it proves to be a rewarding career.
About Elizabeth Hutchinson
Elizabeth started her librarianship career at the age of 16 when she ‘gave it a go’ on placement. She’s now a Chartered Librarian, and holds a degree in librarianship and a masters. She is the Head of Schools' Library Service in Guernsey, living with her husband and four children. She was delighted to be shortlisted and come runner up for the LILAC information literacy award in 2016. She has presented at conferences internationally and enjoys writing about the importance of school librarians.
Elizabeth’s main area of interest is Information Literacy, and how it can support the school curriculum.
What you can expect to hear on the podcast
What is Information Literacy
Making libraries accessible to all
Budget cuts and supporting school libraries
Advice to students wanting to pursue a career in librarianship
The effects of Google
Public libraries vs school libraries
Getting your child to enjoy reading
Asking the school library for certain books or resources
How libraries support work of authors
Where you can find Elizabeth online
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