Guest blogger: Maria Axelsson and Anja Vikingson
This is a busy fall for our libraries and our librarians. There are many activities and a lot of development happening. And, with that, a lot of transformations, just like outside!
First, we have opened up a brand new, small library in our new school in Sundbyberg, where Maria will welcome students on Tuesdays. The focus will be digital but the shelves are slowly filling up as younger students need physical books too!
Secondly, we are changing our library system – a big step towards easier navigation for our students and for keeping track of all our books that go between schools. This has meant a lot of hours cataloging and making everything work, and we are just now starting to see the benefits of the change as the students find their way around the libraries.
To keep up with the new curricula directives on digital competences, we have both attended engaging professional development courses focused on source criticism and media literacy: Bokmässan, Scener & Samtal, Nobel Teacher Summit and Nationell Sammankomst kring medie- och informationskompetenser (Media and information literacy) are some of the events we have or going to attend. To share our knowledge with our teachers we also held a workshop at our annual VR Workshops – So much fun! Teachers participated in discussions, speed dating and tried out new lesson plans on media literacy. This also resulted in some new resources on our web page focusing on MIL for teachers.
Meanwhile, we have been busy with our regular activities; library introductions for new students; tons of workshops and guidance on how to search for scientific sources for Diploma Projects and other activities; book talks; film screenings (about space!); book clubs; LGBTQ+ group and also a Sprint reading group which is new for this year – a group consisting of Sprint students teaming up with Swedish speaking students to learn even more Swedish.
We are also planning for “Klarsittning” (a
teacher+library supported study hub), author visits for junior classes, and meeting with our student library council in the coming months. All in all, an exciting fall for us!
All in all, an exciting fall!
Maria Axelsson & Anja Vikingson
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