Category Archives: School Libraries

Three quick tools for research

I recently gave a ‘whistle stop’ training session to all of the year 12 pupils at our school, and this was followed by in-depth sessions to some of our HPQ and EPQ pupils at the end of last term. It … Continue reading

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Older Teens Library Engagement

You may recall last Autumn a survey was disseminated, which many of you completed, about engaging older pupils in your Library. I was pleased to have such a high volume of respondents – 39 – during the October and November … Continue reading

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The dangers of reading Fiction

Blog post by Angela Platt, Librarian, Ibstock Place School The term ‘reading for pleasure’ most widely refers to voluntary reading conducted independently.  According to the National Literacy Trust, it is summed as “reading that we do of our own free … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Implementing Change

During my spare time in my school library, I was recently perusing various blogs, pinterest, twitter, etc – looking for any new ideas, best practice and developments in the field which I should know about. One such blog that piqued … Continue reading

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Health Information Week – join in!

Many organisations across different sectors are collaborating for Health Information Week (HIW) (3-9thJuly 2017). This campaign aims to improve accessibility of high quality health information for the public as well as building on local partnerships between information providers and improving … 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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A word about Copyright

Naomi Korn, a CILIP Trustee, came to speak at the Day Conference and AGM on February 7th 2017 for SLG.  Having heard her speak at CILIP Conference 2016, I knew she was excellent and an authority on  copyright.  She runs … Continue reading

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Revalidation – why bother?

Post written by Sheila Compton, who is on the SLG National Committee When looking on the CILIP Directory of Registered Practitioners to see if my Revalidation had been updated I noticed that coincidentally the Revalidation was registered exactly 41 years … Continue reading

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Providing Excellent Library Provision

By Alison Tarrant, MCLIP, MSc Econ Honour List Librarian, School Librarian of the Year Award 2016 Cambourne Village College is in its fourth year. We opened in September 2013 with a single year group, and have been building up year … 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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