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Events Calendar

10 – 12 April 2015

Inspire, Federation Children's Book Groups Conference

3 days of authors, illustrators and fascinating panel events - check out the website.

Venue: Wyndham Garden Hotel, Marston, Grantham.  Booking Form -

7 May 2015

Reading for Pleasure: edgy, cool, or just boring? Make it infectious and survive

University College London, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

SLA one day course for secondary school library staff

7 May 2015

Raising Achievement: the School Library's Role in Supporting SEN and EAL Students (KS2 & KS3)

St Aldhelm's Academy, Poole, Dorset

SLA one day course for primary and secondary school library staff, teachers with responsibility for EAL and Special Needs teaching, support staff in libraries and classrooms

12 May 2015

Smashing Apps

Redbridge SLS, Central Library, Ilford

SLA one day course for primary and secondary school library staff

14 May 2015

Social Media: make it work for you!

Newton Rigg College, Penrith, Cumbria

SLA one day training course for primary and secondary school library staff

18 May 2015

Reading for Pleasure - for everyone!

Hamilton College, Scotland

SLA one day course

20 May 2015

Teaching Skills for School Library Staff

Warwickshire School Library Service, Warwick

SLA one day course

2 June 2015

Marketing Your School Library - SLA West of England Branch Training Day

Marketing a school library is a big challenge. This, value for money, course is for anyone who wants to learn more, expand their experience and receive tips on how to raise their library's profile.

The course will be run by Ned Potter, librarian and author of the successful book The Library Marketing Tool Kit

Ned’s training is designed to give people ideas they can use right away, the minute they get back to their desk.

Cost (includes lunch):

Early Bird Deal (until 31st March) Members - £48 Non-Members £55,

After April 1st Members - £58 Non-Members-£65

3 June 2015

The Online Librarian

Newtown Library, Powys

SLA one day course for primary and secondary school library staff

4 June 2015

Building a Reading Community in your School

Central Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead NE8 4LN

SLA one day training course for secondary school library staff

9 June 2015

Reading for Success: How to get your School on Board. Looking at the Reading for Pleasure Agenda and Applying it in your School.

Brecon Library, Ship Street, Brecon, Powys LD3 9AE

SLA one day course for primary school staff.

Target audience: Teachers, Literacy Coordinators, School Librarians, Teaching and Learning Coordinators and other interested staff.

12 – 14 June 2015

SLA Weekend Course - Creating Future Learners: A Hoard of Knowledge

The SLA's annual weekend training course.

Venue: Yarnfield Park Training and Conference Centre, Yarnfield, Stone, Staffordshire ST15 0NL.

16 June 2015

Crossing the Divide: Effective Induction and Transition Strategies for the Secondary School Library

Stanway School, Colchester, Essex

SLA one day course for secondary school library staff

16 June 2015

Getting the Best Out of Junior Librarian.NET - training course by Berkshire ELS

An information session to help and support those who are using Junior Librarian automation software. This will include:

  •  Getting the best out of the software
  • “Surgery” on problems or questions on using the software

Note: This will be a similar session to that held last year. This is a presentation, discussion and questions/answers rather than a hands-on session for delegates.
Intended For Staff using Junior Librarian.Net This course is only for schools who are Micro Librarian Systems Helpdesk Subscribers.
Course Speaker:  Carol Campbell, Micro Librarian System Trainer who will answer questions and demonstrate solutions.
Venue:  Bracknell Forest Education Centre, Easthampstead Park, Wokingham
Time:   10:30 - 12:30am
Cost:    £15 for ELS members (£20 for non-members)

To find out more please contact the ELS Helpdesk: 0118 901 5989