Love Your Library! Maximising the potential of the library for developing communities of learners.
Are school libraries needed in the digital age, when information can
be accessed at the click of a button? The answer is a resounding yes!
Learning and the acquisition of knowledge is more than the retrieval
of information. A well-managed library is a repository of knowledge
that is curated to meet the needs of learners in your schools, it is a
visual and physical reminder of the pleasures that reading has to offer.
Furthermore, there is hard evidence to show that children in schools
with libraries managed by librarians perform better in reading.
Positive impacts are:
Higher test or exam scores equating to academic attainment
Successful curriculum or learning outcomes
Positive attitudes towards learning
But in order to achieve these positive outcomes, we need to ensure that we are making good use of the library.
This course is suitable for English leads, library assistants and teachers wanting to make better
use of the library in their teaching This interactive session is packed with practical ideas for placing the library at the heart of the school. Maximise the potential of your school library and ensure its relevance and impact to your school community.
Areas of Focus
Impact of the school library – what the research tells us
Establishing a vibrant library space
Organising and managing the library
Developing book knowledge and targeting resources
Practical strategies to promote reading for pleasure
Empowering your users
Maximising library use
Using the library with the wider school community
What to do if the library is in a cupboard, a corridor or in classrooms?
Finding funding for your library projects
School librarians, teachers with responsibility for primary school library development
Support can be given to assist self-auditing, stock acquisition and library development
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