Category Archives: Advocacy

National Survey Results – Could do better!

School Librarians deliver their report card to Education Minister Nick Gibb. Key findings include: 9 in 10 schools in England that participated in the research have access to a designated library space, falling to 67% in Wales and 57% in … 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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Eltham event – part two!

SLG Regional Event.  Saturday 18th March 2017.  Held at Eltham College, London. Due to popular demand Eltham College was the impressive venue once again for one of the SLG Regional Events.  Having offered the same programme back in October and … Continue reading

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Reading Rocks event, October 2016

From time to time, SLG is asked to send representatives to different events around the country to speak or to set up a stand.  This involved us getting involved with a stand in the ATL Conference earlier in the year, … Continue reading

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SLG Regional Event in Kent/SE London

CILIPSLG held one of its very successful Regional Training Days at Eltham College in South East London on October 24th.  The day was heavily over-subscribed, and there are plans to rerun the day next March for all those who were … 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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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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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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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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