An Introduction to the Information Fluency Framework
In this online meet-up Carmel Grimmett and June Wall will take you through the journey that led to the development of the Information Fluency Framework by NSW Public School teacher librarians. An overview of the framework will enable you to see how this could be used in your school. This online meet-up is recommended for all participants attending the SLANSW Professional Learning Summit, Information and Innovation: Information Fluency Framework and Digital Literacy, on 10 September 2022, as it provides an introduction to the IFF that will be further explored in the opening keynote and facilitated workshops. This course is relevant for Primary and Secondary Teacher Librarians.
About Carmel Grimmett
Carmel Grimmett is Library Coordinator with the NSW Department of Education. For 20 years, Carmel was the Teacher Librarian at a large primary school in the inner west of Sydney. Before becoming a teacher, she worked as a children’s librarian in the public library system. Carmel has previously served on the committee of her local teacher librarian network, and has acted as a mentor for newly graduated teacher librarians in NSW public schools. In 2021, Carmel participated in the Information Fluency Framework pilot program, writing a Scan article on the experiences of participants.
About June Wall
June Wall is the Professional Development Coordinator at the NSW Department of Education and was previously the Library Coordinator and an Adjunct Lecturer, School of Information Studies, Charles Sturt University. She has been a teacher and teacher librarian at primary and secondary levels, a lecturer, a professional development and education consultant, Head of Department, special librarian and computer coordinator in the government and non-government sectors for over 35 years. Some trivia: June was one of the first primary teacher librarians to implement a library system in the 1980s - anyone remember Prolib or Librarians Apprentice?
Suggested Standards addressed by this Online Meet-up
2.5.2 Apply knowledge and understanding of effective teaching strategies to support students’ literacy and numeracy achievement.
6.2.2 Participate in learning to update knowledge and practice targeted to professional needs and school and/or system priorities.
6.3.2 Contribute to collegial discussions and apply constructive feedback from colleagues to improve professional knowledge and practice.
7.4.2 Participate in professional and community networks and forums to broaden knowledge and improve practice.
Certificate of participation available via request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
About SLANSW Online Meet-Ups
The one-hour meet-ups take place in SLANSW's Zoom Conference Room and include a presentation from a guest speaker, with facilitated discussion between participants. We aim to include Q&A time as a wrap-up of each online meetup.
A maximum of 100 places are available for each meet-up, so get your registrations in ASAP.
Participation in SLANSW online meet-ups is at no cost to members. Non-members may access the meet-ups for $35 per session.
The one-hour meet-up takes place in SLANSW's Zoom conference room.
Those who register for this event will receive an email within 24 hours before the event, with details to access this online session.