At AISLNOLA Courtney provided inspiration to once again dig into the high school-college skills continuum (something I’ve been thinking about for over 20 years). Following up on the research she and Sarah did with First Year Experience Librarians, I and one of my librarians created a survey for independent school librarians to give us all some benchmarks; we then created infographics condensing that information.
- There’s also this from University of South Carolina’s SLIS on the Top Ten Information Skills they want students to have.
- Okanagan has a LibGuide on the topic (including a video of interviews with FYE Librarians)
Ok, so, now what? Well, we’re going to reopen the survey (maybe tweak a few questions) to collect more data to share with others. I’ve also shared what we know now with our History Department Chair and am hoping to have conversations with that department and the Academic Committee about what we (as a school, and as librarians) can do to best prepare our students for their next academic experience.