Why you should attend
Research has shown that there is a gap between students’ fluency in the use of technology and their ability to use digital tools to further their own learning. Students may spend most of their waking hours ‘connected’ but the majority of this time is spent socialising and consuming entertainment. They don’t necessarily know the best way to use technology for educational purposes, identify authoritative information or recognise fake news from real. They lack what has become called ‘digital literacy’. Take a look at some of the articles, journals, blogs and research we have collected over the years that illustrate this issue.
JCS 2018 brings together experts in the field of digital literacy, university representatives, school and college librarians and leaders, and providers of authoritative sources to share their knowledge and good practice in supporting the challenges and opportunities for school librarians and teachers.
The one-day event will allow for plenty of participation through its programme of parallel sessions, so delegates can share good practice and learn from each other.
Who should attend
The conference is aimed at school and sixth form college librarians, anyone supporting digital literacy, EPQ and IB coordinators, Heads of Teaching & Learning, Directors of Studies – and other members of senior management teams responsible for students’ study skills and their academic preparation for further education.
The conference combines keynote talks, parallel sessions, and workshops covering the following areas of the conference theme:
Managing the changing role of the library and librarian in the digital world
Preparing students to become independent learners and digitally literate
Cross-institution partnerships and collaboration to support digital literacy
Promoting and getting digital resources embedded into the curriculum
For members of CILIP, attendance at this conference can be added to your portfolio of Continuous Professional Development activities.
Why not stay over and explore Birmingham?
Where to go
Birmingham is a culture, dining and attraction hotspot offering everything from Michelin starred restaurants to the Library of Birmingham. See below for our suggestions of interesting places to see and places to eat; more than enough to keep you busy for a weekend! For a map of the attractions, hotels and more click here.
JCS have been working with local businesses and are pleased to annouce that many are offerring discounts to delegates! Please see the 'Delegate Discount Pass' here which lists participating businesses, what they are offerring and when - enojy! You will be required to present the pass in store so please download and print.
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