Author Archives: Angela Platt

About Angela Platt

BA, MSc, MA MCLIP PhD history candidate at Royal Holloway, University of London. Interested in 18th-19th century cultural history. Am currently researching the history of love in religious families from 1780-1850. Chartered with CILIP, expertise in Librarian and Information Profession, particularly skills associated with archiving, research skills, and advocacy.

My Library By Right Petition

CILIP has posted a petition regarding the major cuts occurring in public libraries. This may not be our main sector, but it certainly affects us and the children under our remit as school librarians! Please join CILIP in signing this … Continue reading

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CILIP Carnegie 2015

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SLG London and SE – January Social!

Don’t miss our visit to the British Library’s exhibition Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination–the-gothic-imagination followed by our Winter Social in the function room at the nearby Central Station pub. On Saturday 17th January – ALL WELCOME! See the exhibition (which … Continue reading

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A Year In The Life Of A Committee Member.

Post written by Barbara Ferramosca “What don’t we do?” This is the answer that I have recently given to a person enquiring about the work that we do at the CILIP School Libraries Group committee for London and the South … Continue reading

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Top Ten Graphic Novels For School Libraries.

TEN GRAPHIC NOVELS (AND MANGA) FOR SCHOOLS! The London and South East SLG recently hosted a fantastic event at Forbidden Planet and to accompany the event one of our committee members shared with us the top picks for graphic novels … Continue reading

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The Beating Heart of the School – a London & SE SLG course

On Friday 14th November 2014, SLG London and South East committee hosted a training course to attempt to deal with some of the issues facing school librarians. This event was inspired by issues raised in the APPG document published in … Continue reading

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A Trip To A Forbidden Planet

It is notoriously difficult to choose graphic novels for school libraries and so On Wednesday, 22 October, CILIP’s School Libraries Group for London and the Southeast met at Forbidden Planet ( As you may know (or may not if you’ve … Continue reading

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Pupil Library Assistant of the Year Award

This new Award is to recognise the contribution made by pupils who work in their school libraries, to acknowledge the skills gained and to give them the recognition they deserve, both within and outside their school community. Nominations can be … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Guide to Comics and Manga

Choosing graphic novels, comics and manga for your school library can be a bit of a minefield. This event run by London and South East SLG will help you choose the right material for your pupils, and it’s a great … Continue reading

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