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Great School Libraries

Great School Libraries

The Great School Libraries campaign is a joint School Library Association (SLA) and CILIP School Libraries Group (SLG) campaign supported by CILIP to ensure that every child has access to a great school library.

For news, information and downloadable resources please visit the dedicated website for the campaign. 

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Campaign plan

SLA and SLG are working together on the campaign which will use research and evidence, public campaigning and lobbying to build towards greater national recognition and support for school libraries. Our campaign plan sets out activities over the weeks and months ahead:


Great School Libraries campaign plan

Campaign objectives

All children growing up today deserve the same opportunities to read, learn and fulfil their potential. Great school libraries are a vital part of improving outcomes for children. They do this in a range of different ways and through building a library habit which can support them throughout their education and beyond.


The SLA and CILIP SLG have come together with CILIP to launch this joint 3-year evidence-based campaign with the following aims and objectives: 

Recognition of School Libraries/Librarians in Ofsted Inspection Framework
Creation of a School Library Strategy for England
Specific investment into School Library development

A full description of the aims and objectives of the Great School Libraries campaign is provided in the presentation below: 

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