School Libraries in View

School Libraries in View (SLIV) is published by the School Libraries Group, and offers a number of scholarly articles in each issue on topics of interest to school Librarians.  Hard copies are sent out annually in October/November to all SLG members with their copy of CILIP news.

All submissions or enquiries please send to:

Caroline Roche, MA, MCLIP , Librarian, Eltham College, Grove Park Road, Mottingham, London.  SE9 4QF



  • School Libraries in View: Issue 41 July 2016

    This issue of SLIV contains articles from Darryl Toerien, exploring collaboration between the library and departments, Mat Galvin on literacy for learning, a brief history of school libraries by Angel Platt, and Archivist William Wood's experience of mounting a major exhibition of World War 1 artefacts.

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  • School Libraries in View - Issue 40 January 2016

    This is the academic journal produced by school librarians in the UK.  You  will need to be signed in to CILIP to view a copy.

  • SLiV: Issue No 37 Summer 2014

    This issue of School Libraries in View contains five articles:

    • ‘TACCLE- ing E-Learning in Italy’ by Anne Brine
    • ‘Case Study – World War One Interdisciplinary Learning’ by Lauren Thow
    • ‘Impressing at INSET’ by Sarah Pavey
    • ‘One is the Loneliest Number’ by Kate Ling
    • ‘Not Waving but Drowning: Reconsidering Transitions at Oakham School’ by Darryl Toerien
  • SLiV: Issue No 36 Winter 2013

    This issue of 'School Libraries in View' features five articles: ‘It’s Never Too Late to Qualify’ ‘Collaborating with Universities: The Human Rights Young Researchers Project’, ‘InFlow (Information Flow): An Integrated Model of Applied Information Literacy’, ‘Dewey Eyed? (Helping users to find information)’ and ‘How iPad Usage supports and Enhances Learning in a School Library’.

  • SLiV: Issue No 35 Summer 2013

    This issue features four articles: 'Storytelling is a primary act of the mind’, ‘School librarians can embrace technology, even without an injection of financial support or much hardware’, 'The potential role for the school librarian in management of the secondary school VLE’ and 'Social media – essential or a distraction?’.

  • SLiV: Issue No 34 Winter 2012

    This issue features three articles: ‘Case Study: Library of Doom Promotion’, ‘OpenBooks’ and ‘One of the Boys Part Two (a follow up to the first article of the same title published in issue 29)’.

  • SLiV: Issue No 33 Summer 2012

    This issue features three thought provoking articles. The first is by Sue Ayling titled ‘UK Primary School Librarians: a reason to celebrate?’ which is based on a study carried out as part of her MA in which she received a distinction. The second article is by Ann Brine and is titled ‘Reflections on the Extended Project Qualification’ which looks at the way in which it can be integrated as part of the information literacy model and help students to structure their research practices.

  • SLiV: Issue No 32 Winter 2011

    This issue features four articles: ‘Libraries of the Future’, ‘Taking Lessons from Psychology’ ‘Learning from Library Visits’ and ‘Information Technology Use in State and Private Primary School Classrooms in London’.

  • SLiV: Issue No 31 Summer 2011

    This issue features four very interesting articles. The first is by Elizabeth Kerns on Transformational 21st Century Secondary School Library Facilities, the second by Christine Leighton on Raising the Profile of School Archives, the third by Barbara Band on Working Collaboratively with PGCE Students and the fourth and final article is by Ruth Harrison who shares her experience of the 2011 School Libraries Group Conference.  

  • SLiV: Issue No 30 Winter 2010

    This issue features articles on ‘Paradoxes of Young People’s Information Behaviour, ‘Creating a Website through Collaboration’, ‘Professionalism, Success and Influence’ and ‘Exam Revision for the Nintendo Wii and DS Generation: some useful GCSE Websites on the Internet’.