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There is a Better Way. Information Literacy - Skills to Empower: Bristol, 18 May 2017


Our course There is a Better Way. Information Literacy - Skills to Empower, run by Lin Smith, will be held at Gordano School, Portishead, Bristol on 18 May 2017.

Arm yourself with sufficient knowledge to become more involved in, or to spearhead, an Information Literacy Programme in your school.  During the day delegates will explore the definition of Information Literacy and how it applies to 21st century learners. The course will cover the best kind of questioning and will identify core skills with citation, copyright, plagiarism and website evaluation being discussed.  Ideas for possible lessons will be explored and delegates will be encouraged to discuss and invent hypothetical lessons, including the use of games. It will include a brief look at free web-based software which can be used to enrich skills lessons keeping students engaged and interested. 

The closing date is 4 May 2017. A £15 early booking discount will be applied to all applications received by 20 April 2017.

Key Audience: Secondary school librarians / library staff / teachers with a responsibility for learning skills

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Help, I'm in Charge of the School Library!: Sutton, Surrey, 23 May 2017

Our course Help, I'm in Charge of the School Library!, run by Susan Staniforth, will be held at Heath Educational Books, Willow House, Willow Walk, off Whittaker Road, Sutton, Surrey SM3 9QQ on 23 May 2017.

An essential course for anyone new to running a secondary school library.  Delegates will gain an overview about all aspects of managing a school library, consider the role of the library in the school, learn about the processes and practicalities of running a library and be provided with an opportunity to look at a range of helpful resources. They will leave with the confidence to move the library forward and ensure it is used to maximum effect within their schools.

The closing date is 9 May 2017. Bookings received by 25 April 2017 are eligible for a £15 discount.  Special discounts available for non-SLA members who are customers of Heath Educational Books.

Key Audience:  A course for secondary school library staff

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Job Vacancies: The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School, Hertfordshire - ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and suitably qualified person to work as part of our School Libraries team.  Experience of the routine tasks necessary for the smooth, day to day, running of a library is essential together with excellent IT skills.
The post is term time, 40 hours per week, plus 10 days to be worked in the school holiday.  The pro-rata salary for this position will be up to £22,476 per annum (which equates to a full time salary of £27,372), depending upon qualifications and relevant experience.
Further details and an application form can be obtained from our website or by email from the Human Resources department:staffvacancies[at] 
Closing date for applications is Wednesday 26th April 2017.
Interviews will be held on Thursday 11th May 2017.

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