We offer help and support to members and hold a conference every two years which provides a forum for discussion and debate on current issues in school librarianship. We hold regional training courses on a wide range of topics concerned with school librarianship and campaign in support of school libraries, school librarians and Schools Library Services (SLSs). We publish the journal School Libraries in View (SLiV), circulate a monthly e-newsletter to members and produce publications such as CILIP Guidelines for Secondary School Libraries.
Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:30pm
The School Libraries Group conference will take place at The Derbyshire Hotel, from Friday 4 April to Sunday 6 April 2014. This weekend conference will be packed with talks, keynotes, panel discussions and workshops, as well as the chance to meet authors, publishers and other industry representatives, view the Exhibition and network with Librarians from across the country.
Many schools are cutting their training budgets for all staff so how do School Librarians persuade School Leadership that the SLG Conference is an essential CPD opportunity. What will schools gain from sending their Librarian ?
The SLG Conference is the key academic opportunity for professional librarians who contribute to the teaching and learning of their schools as well as providing an essential library service for staff and students. This year’s conference is entitled Enquiring Minds and the programme of speakers and seminars concentrates on challenging school librarians to develop and inspire their students in a variety of ways.
When booking the conference, your seminars should be carefully chosen with your Library Development Plan and the School Development Plan in mind. As we tell our students, if you know what you want to find out you are more likely to be successful. You will take back invaluable knowledge and ideas to implement in your school. You will also evaluate and develop what you already do, leading to both professional development and improvement in the library’s contribution to the school.
A host of leading academics, educationalists and authors make this year’s conference an un-missable event. It will also provide excellent networking opportunities with librarians from across the country, many of whom are leaders in their field. In particular, those librarians undergoing ACLIP or Chartership will benefit from an excellent CPD event as well as being able to discuss library and education issues with their peers.
Sat, 26/04/2014 - 10:00am
The purpose of the event is to provide an opportunity to meet other professionals in an informal and relaxed setting.
Participants will be invited to share good practice with a view to providing thoughts and ideas to take back to their own workplaces.
Booking can be made in advance, as well as on the door.