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Great School Libraries

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

We launched our campaign plan on the 6th June with the campaign going live in September. We’d encourage you to sign up to our email newsletter so you can keep informed and if you’re keen, get involved.

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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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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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