I’m Madeleine and have been at the Smallbone Library at Oakham School since 2013. I qualified in 2000 and worked in university libraries and investment bank libraries prior to moving to Oakham School.
I began at Oakham as Faculty Librarian for Social Sciences, Creative & Performing Arts and Computer Science for years 6 through to 13. The school already ran the IB Diploma and alongside our current move towards the MYP we have had a restructure of job roles within the library. Since early 2018 I have been Curriculum Librarian for Upper School, focusing primarily on years 12-13.
I already supported students with their IB Extended Essays and EPQs within my subject areas, as well as running sessions on referencing and resources. In my new role I am increasingly collaborating with teaching staff in the planning of inquiries or discussing how they can incorporate FOSIL into their teaching of a particular topic, when time and curriculum restrictions prevent a full-blown inquiry project.
I am also currently working on developing my understanding of how to support students with their academic writing and getting to grips with different requirements in different courses.