Author Archives: Bev Humphrey

AGM and Training Day, The Power Of Us: The Many Roles of School Librarians

CILIP School Libraries Group will be holding a training day and AGM on Friday 18th October at CILIP HQ in London. Programme outline: 09.15   Coffee and Registration 09.45   Welcome and Housekeeping – Caroline Roche, Chair SLG 09.50   Librarians and Great School … Continue reading

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Reflecting On Your Role As Librarian – Time To Change?, Sarah Pavey

Schools run within a safety structure of rules and regulations many of which have been in place for decades. This provides continuity for the ever changing personnel within the community. But seldom are these edicts challenged or adapted because to … Continue reading

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Hampshire School Library Service Book Awards, Jill Florence

Hampshire SLS run four book awards each year, a picture book award for Year 1, an information book award for Year 4, an illustrated book award for Year 5 and one for year 8. The senior Hampshire Book Award (HBA) … Continue reading

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A (school) year in review – what has SLG been doing this year?, Caroline Roche

Now that the school year has drawn to an end, it is time to review what SLG has been doing for our members over the past year. Great School Libraries Campaign (GSL) :We are working in partnership with the School … Continue reading

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Parental Leave, Amanda Ball

Earlier this month MP Stella Creasy came out and highlighted the ridiculous lack of maternity cover for her public serving job. She has stated she has had to beg the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority for extra money to get in … Continue reading

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Lewisham Book Awards Event, Elizabeth Bentley

 This year I was delighted to be invited to act as one of the judges at this event. While there are many local book awards around the country, the Lewisham event is perhaps rather different.  The shortlist for the Lewisham … Continue reading

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#GreatSchoolLibraries at the Festival of Education, Nick Poole

I was delighted to speak at the 10th annual Festival of Education at Wellington College on behalf of the CILIP School Libraries Group and School Library Association’s #GreatSchoolLibraries campaign.  If you’ve never been to #EducationFest before (it was my first time) I don’t … Continue reading

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A Cross-Curricular Book and Board Games Creativity Day at City of London School, David Rose.

The City of London School’s Library and English Department have participated in the Trinity Schools Book Awards since its inception in 2014. The Trinity Group is made up of roughly twenty Independent School Librarians in South East England. The Book … Continue reading

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My Journey to Fellowship, Elizabeth Hutchinson

I was really honoured to be awarded my Fellowship this year after registering last August. When a colleague asked me how I had managed to do it so quickly I realised that she had misunderstood the process. I had taken … Continue reading

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Announcing the launch of the FOSIL Group!

! We are delighted to announce the launch of the FOSIL Group – a community specifically focused on developing learning through inquiry. “We believe that children learn best by finding out for themselves,” says Darryl Toerien, Head of Library at Oakham School.  “Enabling … Continue reading

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