Category Archives: School Libraries

Key Issues – A Good Starting Point

SLG are proud to present the first three leaflets in our new 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 … Continue reading

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Reading Rooms, Karen Usher

In 2017 Hull was UK City of Culture and thousands of wonderful events took place. The programme sought to involving the whole city in multifarious events – both as spectators and as participants. Reading Rooms was a legacy project started … Continue reading

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Student Library Assistant Training Day 12.12.19

This very popular training day is running again at The Elmgreen School in London. Why not take along your pupil library assistants for a day of learning and fun. For full details download the flyer below. Once you’ve trained up … Continue reading

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Librarians as Teachers and Information Skills Developers, Elizabeth Hutchinson

I was recently asked to talk at the SLG training day and this is the talk I gave:  School libraries are in crisis. Fake news and misinformation are rife and it seems to me that Google is taking over the … Continue reading

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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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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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