Author Archives: ferramoscab

Libraries and Leadership: understanding value with the CILIP Impact Toolkit

For my CILIP Leadership programme, I have been asked to use the first section of the CILIP Impact Toolkit which looks at understanding value so I have focused the task on determining the core purpose of my new school library. … Continue reading

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How to write an alternative book review

Book review model of Regeneration by Pat Barker What I liked I like the fact that it explored a different aspect of the First World War to other books that I have read, and what happened to some of the … Continue reading

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SLG National Conference – Making the most of World Book Day and other national reading initiatives

Amanda Ball an myself have recently lead a seminar on how to run a successful World Book Day and other reading initiatives. During the session we explored the value in participating in an established National event but we also highlighted some … Continue reading

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Carnegie 2016: Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick

It’s something of a cliché to start a review like this, but among writers of fiction for children and “young adults”, Marcus Sedgwick is genuinely unique. His cold, oddly distant tone gave his early novels a distinctive feel even as … Continue reading

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How do you make a good case for your library?

We all have been there and experienced it: the utter frustration at seen a proposal for change or development turned down by your line-manager or the Headteacher. I have been at the receiving end of many refusals before I realised … Continue reading

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Focus on advocacy and branding: how do I write like an expert?

We all do it, we are expected to do it: that little article in the school newsletter, that blog post in the library website, that short report for our headteacher, that training feedback form for our line manager, etc. etc. … Continue reading

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Refugees and child migration: essential book titles

Are you celebrating World Refugee Day this June ? Do not miss the opportunity to stock up your library with our fantastic book recommendations and prepare for this worldwide initiative. Amanda Ball (Morpeth School) has kindly put together a fantastic … Continue reading

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School Libraries Group National Conference

Read All About It! The Impact of Reading on Learning Sat, 23rd Apr 2016 – 9:45am to Sun, 24th Apr 2016 – 4:15pm The School Libraries Group bi-annual conference. Confirmed speakers so far include: David Didau: “What if everything you … Continue reading

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What better way for a sociable bookworm to spend an afternoon?

The welcoming surroundings of the Grafton’s upper room were the perfect setting for the second SLG Café Littéraire. Authors, Librarians and Publishers shared enthusiasms and information over tea, coffee and some excellent cake. The event was attended by 16 authors … Continue reading

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Recommended graphic novel titles for school libraries

Recommended graphic novels for school librariesOur fantastic visit to the Forbidden Planet Megastore in London has really given all participants an insight into the world of graphic novels and really interesting discussions about some of the pitfalls regarding content and … Continue reading

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