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South Wales Information Literacy Best Practice Sharing Day 2013

In August 2013 the Welsh Information Literacy team organised a best practice sharing day in Cardiff Central Library. This was the second event of its kind, with a similar conference taking place in North Wales in January 2013. 

Organisations Represented

Cyfluniant Organisation
Grŵp Llandrillo Menai  
PLLGC North Wales Library Partnership
Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi Holyhead High School
Ysgol Uwchradd Afon Taf  
Ysgol Uwchradd Llanishen Llanishen High School
CyMAL Amgueddfeydd Archifau a Llyfrgelloedd Cymru CyMAL - Museums Archives Libraries Wales
Agored Cymru  
Llyfrgelloedd Caerdydd Cardiff Libraries
Llyfrgelloedd Caerffili Caerphilly Libraries
Llyfrgelloedd Conwy Conwy Libraries
Llyfrgelloedd a Gwasanaeth gwybodaeth Sir Fynwy Monmouthshire Libraries
Llyfyrgelloed Castell-nedd Neath Port Talbot Libraries
Llyfyrgelloed Abertawe Swansea Libraries
Llyfyrgelloed Torfaen Torfaen Libraries
Llyfyrgelloed Merthyr Tydfil Merthyr Tydfil Libraries
Society of Chief Librarians (Wales)  
Sefydliad Siartredig Llyfrgellwyr a Gweithwyr Gwybodaeth Cymru CILIP Wales
CILIP Information Literacy Special Interest Committee  
Coleg Caerdydd a'r Fro Cardiff and Vale College
Coleg Gwyr Abertawe Gower College Swansea
Prif Ysgol Y Drindod Dewi Sant University of Wales Trinity Saint David
School Literacy and Resource Centre Monmouthshire  
From R-L : Gina Maddison, Philomena Vaughan, Sue Wallbank, Erica Sheppard-Aldecoa and Angela Noble.


Event objective

The conference was organised to bring together representatives from public libraries and schools to showcase the project pilot case studies from their sectors, while also providing an opportunity for attendees to exchange examples of information literacy good practice. The project officers were also able to facilitate discussions how the aims and ethos of the CyMAL steered project could be made sustainable beyond the sessation of the project in march 2014. 

Speakers included: 

  • Mandy Powell - CILIP Wales 
  • Sioned Jones, Literacy co-ordinator Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi/Holyhead High School:  Entry level Information Literacy to support Literacy skills with Year 7. 
  • Erica Sheppard-Aldecoa, Information Literacy Champion, Monmouthshire Public Libraries:  Staff Information Literacy training in Monmouthshire public libraries - a personal view. 
  • Lisa Thomas, Information and Computer Services Manager Caerphilly County Borough Council: ‘Digital by Desire, not Default’ and the Digital Friday project in Caerphilly Public Libraries
  • Philomena Vaughan, Internal Verifier Agored Cymru, Monmouthshire Adult Community Education: Verifying formal qualifications in Information Literacy.

Highlights of the day

You can read more about the event from our attendees via the CILIP Information Literacy group blog post from Rebecca Mogg and also on the RSC blog in a post by Liz Parcell. 

To Tweet or not to Tweet? No problem, even if you've never used Twitter before you can see all the messages here! We used the hashtag #wilp2013 on the day. 

'Happy Faces' IL self evaluation at Abergele Library