Join us this November in Newcastle to celebrate the SLA’s 75th Birthday. We have joined up with an exciting new conference venue in the North East for a one-day special event with a broad mix of training, networking and celebrating!
Date: 16 November 2012
Venue: Jury’s Inn, Newcastle Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead, NE8 3AE
We suggest the Twitter hashtag #sla75 for Tweets related to the conference.
|9.00 – 9.20||Registration and coffee|
|9.20 – 9.30||Welcome - Ginette Doyle, Past Chair of SLA|
|9.30 – 10.30||Duncan Wright, Librarian at Stewart's Melville College, Edinburgh, and School Librarian of the Year 2010|
|10.30 – 11.00||Coffee - with Andy Briggs, author of the Tarzan, Hero.com and Villain.net series|
|11.00 – 12.30||
Break Out Sessions (details further below):
|12.30 – 1.30||Lunch|
|1.30 – 2.00||Meet the Author - Sally Nicholls, author of Ways to Live Forever, Season of Secrets and All Fall Down. Kindly sposored by Scholastic Children's Books|
|2.00 – 3.30||
Break Out Sessions:
|3.30 – 4.00||Tea - with Andy Briggs|
|4.00 – 5.00||Kevin Crossley-Holland, Carnegie Medal award winning author and President of SLA|
|5.00 – 6.00||Celebratory wine and birthday cake, hosted by Kevin Crossley-Holland and the SLA|
Please note that the organisers retain the right to change the programme.
According to the IBM 2010 Global CEO study many senior Chief Execs world wide believe that ‘more than rigour, management discipline, integrity and even vision, successfully navigating an increasing complex world will require creativity’.
How do we, who care about and work in school libraries, encourage & help our young people to learn flexibly and collaboratively, to use their imaginations and to think empathetically? Soon they too will be grappling with the world beyond school & its future
This workshop will consider the challenges, offer & hopefully share some ideas from you about ways in which you can make your LRC a real thinking/creativity zone – its environment, its ethos and activities can all play a part. Come along, join the debate & let’s think creatively!
Research confirms that students automatically turn to the Internet for their information and use whatever they find regardless of its authenticity and quality? So what is the future for school libraries in this fast changing world? Why will students come to a library in the future when everything they think they need can be found at the click of a button? In this session Joyce will explore the challenges facing school libraries in this fast-moving technology-focussed world and describe why she believes school libraries are more important than ever and the open web isn’t the answer to everything.
Joyce Martin, a teacher by profession, has been working in the area of e-learning for over 20 years and directed several government funded initiatives in Higher and Further Education as well as the schools sector to help support the appropriate use of technology for teaching and learning.
In 2008 Joyce left Becta to help establish ‘JISC Collections for Schools’ and took it on as her own business when the government funding was pulled. It is now called ‘JCS Online Resources’ and provides a central place for high quality educational online subscription resources.
New technologies such as social networking, web 2.0 sites and tablets make storytelling easy and engaging for young people. Tapping into their enthusiasm for anything new, shiny and on a screen can help enthuse your students about creative writing and there are a great many collaborative sites and fantastic apps that can be used for this purpose. This session will give you a bank of ideas and resources you can use to encourage your students to write, not just to enhance their literacy skills, but for the sheer joy of it.
Sometimes it pays to take an objective view of what we usually do in school and how we enthuse the students and encourage them to read more. This might entail something new or could just be a repackaging of a tried and tested activity. It might mean seeking out new colleagues and subjects to support, or even re-establishing working relationships that have dwindled. This session will showcase ideas gleaned from practising librarians and will also be your chance to put forward ideas you have found successful in your own schools. Come prepared to share (if you can) but also to reflect and plan a way forward that works for you.
Seven Stories is the National Centre for Children's Books. Join us to explore how you can play a key role in KS2/3 transition.
Laura Taylor worked fulltime in a number of school libraries and schools' library services over a period of 35 years until March 2012 when she took the plunge and decided to test the waters of freelance working and consultancy. Several colleagues have expressed an interest in pursuing a similar path. Laura will share her experiences, some of the practicalities and the pitfalls, sources of advice and support, issues such as taxation, national insurance, pensions, marketing and networking, and help colleagues consider possible options available.
20% VAT will be charged for this conference.
*Early Bird bookings must be received by Friday 12th October 2012
Booking is now closed - to enquire after late places please contact the SLA Office on 01793 530166
Accommodation is available at the hotel if required and should be booked direct with the hotel - please go to http://www.jurysinns.com and select Gateshead from the drop down list.
Here is your opportunity to come on board and have your logo and links included in the booking and programme on the SLA website and other promotional literature. We are inviting expressions of interest for sponsorship. For full details please see the PDF document below.
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