Thanks for your great explanation Jenny! Are we are saying that the inquiry process (FOSIL) is what brings the teacher and librarian together whilst our areas of expertise are ‘knowledge’ of the subject for the teachers and ‘information literacy’ for the school librarian are still essential?
I can see very clearly how at A’Level a librarians role is important as the students are thinking of their outcome, which is their essay. I have found that lower down the school there seems to be less thought on the final outcome especially in primary school. I have to add here that this is more on observation rather than any great knowledge or conversations. How do we begin the conversation with teachers about being in the classroom to support the Connect and Wonder stage? I tend to find that I am in the classroom to help with the ‘finding’ the information part although I have managed to do a few ‘how to create a good question’ lessons but like you say Jenny I do feel like I am being parachuted in to tick a box. Although this particular box was not really thought about until I mentioned it.
Teachers always seem to need to rush onto the next topic to fit everything in. Has anyone got any suggestions on how we approach these conversations.