Category Archives: School Libraries

A theory of the role of the library in the student’s intellectual experience , by Darryl Toerien

I write this as I approach the end of my second spell on the National Committee of SLG. My first started shortly after I became a school librarian, by chance rather than design (or at least through no design of … Continue reading

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One World Week Picture Book Suggestions, Bev Humphrey

This week (18th – 25th October) is One World Week with United Nations day on the 24th. To quote the website ‘Events are organised by volunteers with the common purpose: To share understanding about some of the global issues that affect us … Continue reading

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How do the IFLA Guidelines apply to us?, by Darryl Toerien

If history is, as Jacques Ellul (1989) claims, the consequence of ideas, then the idea of the school library as vital to education, and by extension to schools, has lost its power to produce a history of school libraries in … Continue reading

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SLSA Reciprocal Endorsement , Darryl Toerien

A year ago – led by Oakham School and with the endorsement of the CILIP School Libraries Group (CILIP SLG), the CILIP Information Literacy Group (CILIP ILG) and the School Library Association (SLA) – the FOSIL Group was formed to coincide with a paper presented at LILAC 2019. The purpose of the FOSIL Group … Continue reading

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Resource Sharing During Lockdown, by Elizabeth Bentley

What is the role of a school librarian? Is it to issue books and run a library? Or is it tosupport student learning whatever the circumstances?With the announcement on March 18 th of the schools’ closure, members of the profession … Continue reading

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Things to do if your school library is closed, by Sarah Pavey

FICTION Send out reading lists for eg for AR levels, year groups or key stages with a precis of the chosen books and how they can be accessed online Collate a series of video links of authors talking about their … Continue reading

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Key Issues – Fosil Based Inquiry for School Librarians:An Introduction

SLG are proud to present the next leaflet in our series Key Issues. These little booklets are meant to be taster introductions to some important subjects you need to know as professionals. Written by members of the SLG Committee, they … Continue reading

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Great School Libraries Phase 2, By Caroline Roche, Chair of SLG and of Great School Libraries

After a packed two days of back to back meetings in half term – one Chairing Great School Libraries and one Chairing the School Libraries Group, I am writing to tell you about some exciting developments in the GSL Campaign, … Continue reading

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Postponement of the SLG Conference

As you will know the Coronavirus is at the forefront of many minds at the moment and you may be aware that the Kents Hill Conference Centre where the SLG conference is due to be held was requisitioned by the … Continue reading

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Children’s Mental Health Week, Bev Humphrey

Next week is Children’s Mental Health Week (https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk), a week that stresses the importance of children & young people’s mental health, and the theme this year is ‘Find Your Brave’. There are some excellent resources available to download for both … Continue reading

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