I’m Lucy and have worked in the library at Oakham School since 2001. I came here on a one year contract and eighteen years, and several different job titles later, I am still here but doing a job far removed from the one I started out doing. After several years of concentrating on the recreational reading/reader development side of working here, while maintaining my interests in the Lower School curriculum and MFL throughout the school, the rising profile of FOSIL within school led me to taking on the role of Curriculum Librarian for Lower and Middle School, i.e years 6 to 11.
Developing and resourcing FOSIL inquiries across the whole range of subjects taught in school is challenging. It means I am constantly making new acquaintances among teaching colleagues; learning about completely new areas of the curriculum; and FOSIL-ising topics that subject teachers would like their pupils to explore. The more recent introduction of the MYP at Oakham has certainly increased interest in inquiry learning and that is something I am currently trying to learn as much about as possible.