Qualifications in library and information studies
Please view the CILIP website to find out about studying for qualifications in Library and Information Studies.
SLS training courses
The Schools' Library Service provides an annual training programme which supports:
- the development and maintenance of effective school libraries and resource provision
- the encouragement of reading for pleasure
- the development of information literacy and independent learning.
Proving Impact in the School Library
This training course will look at how the school library can be central to the improvement of literacy throughout the school.
Course Objectives are to:
- Explore how the school library can have a positive impact on achievement in literacy and in developing students' reading
- Demonstrate how the library can use data from tracking students' reading to support the raising of attainment
- Demonstrate how a library can be central to the school community.
The day will explore theory, practical techniques and strategies, including:
- Tracking and mapping students to understand their learning barriers
- Using this to guide library provision to help them progress
- Gathering evidence of the impact reading and the library has on attainment and achievement.
The course leader, Adam Lancaster, is currently a secondary school librarian in Hertfordshire and an experienced practitioner working with schools, libraries, publishers, reading charities and literacy boards. He is also Past Chair of the Federation of Children's Book Groups and SLA School Librarian of the Year 2012.
Date & Time of Session: Thursday 23 May 2013, 9:30 - 4:00
Session Venue: Kingston Centre, Fairway, Stafford, ST16 3TW
Cost (lunch included): £120 per person (SLS subscribers) or £135 (non-subscribers).
Please contact the SLS on 01785 278340 to reserve your place on the course; then complete the online booking form by Friday 17 May 2013.
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