This is an IL programme entitled ‘College Preparation for Irish Teenagers,’ I completed as part of a module in the MLIS, ‘Information Professional as Teacher and Collaborator.’ I developed the programme as a means of enticing teenagers to use the public library and as a way to bridge the gap between Second and Third level education in Ireland.
I’m sharing it with you because I’m really proud of the programme and because I’m very passionate about the need for this type of education for Irish teenagers. This programme is purely theoretical but there is a lot of truth in the report in relation to the need for more services in public libraries for teenagers (The Young People and Public Libraries report is linked here) and the fact that career guidance in schools may become an issue in the near future.
Firstly, this is the PDF that outlines the programme and explains its origins: Sarah Kennedy – 12256405 – Individual Assignment
Then please feel free to check out the website that I have developed in order to conduct the course online.
I also set up a Facebook page to highlight how social media could be utilised to create a learning community.
I really enjoyed this module and this assignment in particular. It allowed us to be creative and think about what we could bring to organisations we may work for in the future.