Information Literacy Part Three: World War One: Projects and Investigations

cilips east branchFeaturing Scotland’s War, the Govan High Memorial and The School That Went to War

Three fantastic presentations from Scottish High Schools on researching and gathering digital resources to commemorate the WWI centenary. Our speakers will share their top research tips, useful organisations and contacts as well as inspiring you with details of their WWI projects.

Thursday 21st May 2015

Queensferry High School, Edinburgh, EH30 9JN

14:00 to 16:00pm

£40 for CILIPS members

£50 for non-members   

Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Free 8GB data stick pre-loaded with a new WWI resource pack for every attendee

Registration essential on or before 01.5.15 for catering purposes

Pleasebook directly online via the CILIPS website at https://cilips.formstack.com/forms/east_branch__information_literacy_part_three

Speakers:

  • Naomi Richardson, Librarian, Queensferry High School, Edinburgh.

Scotland’s War Project (Edinburgh University) focusing on an overview of Queensferry High School’s contribution to the Scotland’s War Project in researching local Commonwealth War Graves with special emphasis on those from the Battle of Jutland.http://www.scotlandswar.ed.ac.uk/Scotland/About

  • Ian McCracken,Volunteer Archivist,Govan High School Glasgow

The Govan High Memorial“I will be looking at World War One research processes & outcomes. The presentation will include information on sources that can be used, IL challenges, and how the Govan High Memorial research has benefited the school” http://www.teachingscotland.org.uk/education-in-scotland/secondary-teaching/57-memorial-at-govan-high.aspx

  • Lauren Thow, Librarian, Portobello High School, Edinburgh.

 The School That Went to War(BBC Radio Scotland) researching and uncovering the stories of soldiers from Portobello High School who signed up to fight in WWI. Culminating in a 5-episode BBC Radio drama narrated by Edith Bowman.http://www.allmediascotland.com/broadcasting/72993/made-here-the-school-that-went-to-war-bbc-radio-scotland-2/

Direct any enquiries to East Branch Events Co-ordinator, Alison Leslie

Alison Leslie, National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EW.

Tel: 0131 623 3822                   Fax 0131 623 3830

Email   a.leslie@nls.uk

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