It would be great if CILIP could create a free summer course for young people (11-19 year olds) around information science, libraries, archives and data science. This would give them an opportunity to see our profession as a viable career pathway. See what they have to offer on the Camden Summer Univerity scheme 2021( https://www.cmdn.co.uk/.)
Create a 1 or 2 day course suitable for 11-19 year olds.
course to be run during the summer scheme.
Contact the organisers of Camden Summer Univerity with a workable plan.
Involve one local (willing) library as a pilot n.b. this does not need to be a public library.
Involve 2 information professionals ( or 1 x CILIP staff and 1 x working professional) to run the day.
Involve 2-3 other Information professionals to submit ideas
Provide students with works sheets, games, problems to solve using resources and general knowledge.
Find a sponsor for the materials.
To promote and encourage young people to consider this profession as a viable career pathway now that we have the CILIP PAthways scheme.
To encourage students to make wise subject choices at grade 9 and then at year 11.