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 ICT for Librarians: Mod.5- Effective Library
This page outlines details regarding the individual modules.
This is aimed at supporting librarian members of the ICT programme

Page Updated 8th January 2002
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Module 5 Content



  • The is some parking at KGV School.. around the back of the teaching blocks but NOT in front of the JCSRC
  • There is a KGV canteen next to the JCSRC ... you can buy some good stuff there.
  • Tea / Coffee available
  • Remember a sweater if you are cold ... and it may be cold in Jan.
  • if there is a typhoon signal No8 on the 11th (& schools closed) then we would still try and run the session on Saturday 8th if HK is open.
  • Bring your course folder
  • Bring your hankies .... it will be our last starter session ;-(
  • Facilitators will be staying at the JW Marriott Hong Kong
    One Pacific Place-88 Queensway, Hong Kong
    Phone: 852--2810-8366 Fax: 852--2845-0737

Pre Module Task

  • None given

Dates / Times

  • 10th & 11th January 2002
    • Tue 8th: Pam arrives
    • Wed 9th: David arrives TG606
    • Thur 10th January: visit school (s)
      • 8:30-11:30 David at GSIS with Ida Griffiths Zee
      • 1:00-2:00 David at ESF Office Stubbs Road (Chris Evans/Cheung Siu Ming)
      • 8:30-11:30 Pam at CWB with Judith Robertshaw (lunch provided)
      • 1:00-4:00 Pam at Sha Tin Junior School
    • Fri 11th January: 8:30am to 4:30pm course
      • Introduction to the module and the day
      • Review of progress and problems in modules 1-4
      • The ideas behind module 5
      • The elements of module 5
      • What is an effective school library?
      • What are you doing to plan for and assess effectiveness?
      • LUNCH
      • Maintenance versus development
      • Development planning in the school context
      • Assessing the impact of services
      • Continuing your professional development
      • Ideas for collaboration
      • 4.00pm Close
    • Sat 12th January: depart from Hong Kong David TG607
    • Sun 13th: arrive back in UK


  • Pam Dix
  • Pam is Head of the Islington Education Library Service (ie Schools Library Service) and will be an able substitute for Sharon, especially for this module, since a significant part of her work is taken up with the area covered. Two years ago Pam was nominated by ASCEL (the Association of Senior Children's and Education Librarians) to work with Sharon and me on the 'Schools Library Services: survival and growth?' research project, funded by the Library and Information Commission.
  • Founder member and committee member of both the Library Association School Libraries Group and ASCEL (Association of Children's & Education Librarians)
  • Involved in various research projects including information skills and the role of the school librarian, multicultural issues in the school, education and the home publishing market, and a project on the future of school library services (with David Streatfield and Sharon Markless), Newcastle University study on training for information management
  • Occasional lecturing at University of North London School of Librarianship
  • Advisory board of Watts Publishers
  • National Advisory Board of Reading is Fundamental at the National Literacy Trust
Pam Dix
  • David Streatfield
  • is Principal of Information Management Associates, a research, training and consultancy team working in education, health and libraries. IMA is a partner in the Library Association ICT Training Consortium, in which David takes responsibility for Quality Assurance.He also helped to prepare some of the materials and teaches on the parallel ICT Training Programme for public librarians.
  • David started his working life in public libraries, before moving on to run services for the Confederation of British Industry, the London Metropolitan Police and set up the first community work information centre in Europe (based in Wales).
  • After five years running a major research project on information use in UK social services at the University of Sheffield he moved to the National Foundation for Educational Research as Head of Information Research and Development. Both then and since 1991 when he set up IMA, David has collaborated with Sharon Markless on a number of UK national research projects focussed on education libraries (see below). and he contributes a ‘Research methods masterclass’ column to Information Research Watch International (published by Bowker).
  • He has conducted major consultancy assignments in Europe, the Caribbean, Kenya, Saudi Arabia and Malaysia and is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Information Management.
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Chris Smith, Head of JCSRC & ICT Advisor
The English Schools Foundation
2A Tin Kwong Road, Homantin, Kowloon, HONG KONG
tel: (852) 2760 0441
fax: (852) 2760 0799

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