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Great School Libraries

Welcome to the online hub for Great School Libraries, the joint CILIP, CILIP SLG and School Library Association campaign to ensure that every child in England has access to a great school library. 

The campaign will launch on the 6th June, so please do check back to this page regularly and sign up for information and updates about the launch. 

Campaign objectives

Great school libraries are not just a vital part of teaching and learning, they are the foundation on which the rest of the library sector depends. Children who get the ‘library habit’ at school go on to become lifelong readers and library users.

CILIP, CILIP SLG and the SLA have come together 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: 

 Register your support

In preparation for the launch, we are keen to build our list of contacts and supporters willing to help us ensure the success of this vital campaign. 

Please sign up using the button below to register your interest in supporting the campaign for Great School Libraries!
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As a CILIP member, you receive a great range of benefits designed to help you future-proof your career. We represent librarians and information professionals in more than 20 sectors including schools, colleges and Higher Education. 

By becoming a member, you also enable us to deliver campaigns like Great School Libraries. 

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The School Library Association is committed to supporting everyone involved with school libraries, promoting high quality reading and learning opportunities for all. We do this through producing resources, a quarterly journal, training and publications as well as actively advocating for school libraries and library staff. 

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