Trainer: Sarah Pavey
Key Audience: For Secondary School Librarians who wish to assist KS3/4 Students become confident Independent Learners.
Venue and Date: Altrincham Grammar School for Boys
The course will deal with the following aspects of independent study: the changes students will experience in work ethic as they progress from Year 9 to GCSE, time management skills, being e-aware – getting the balance right between print and e-resources. It will also cover how to evaluate information and how to be academically honest.
Delegates will be given a host of practical tips and ideas that can be implemented.
Among the authors and illustrators appearing at Hay Festival on 23 May 2013 are Quentin Blake, Cressida Cowell, Jeremy Strong, Lauren Child and Korky Paul.
Reaching Out: New Ways to Engage - the SLA annual residential training course
Date: 21–23 June 2013
Venue: Hilton Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Announcement of the winners of the 2013 SLA Information Book Award at a special event from Bath Children’s Literature Festival.
Other information at: http://bathfestivals.org.uk/childrens-literature/
National Poetry Day is part of the Forward Arts Foundation family of poetry events, with Winning Words and the Forward Prizes for Poetry. The aim is to make poetry a part of everybody's life, every day. Use the website to help you plan and publicise your National Poetry Day celebrations with resources including lesson plans, event suggestions, a listings service and updates from poetry bloggers and activists.
We are encouraging all our members to celebrate International School Library Day on 7th October 2013 in the UK, as part of the worldwide International School Library Month initiative by IASL. The theme for this year will be announced nearer the time.
Book Week Scotland, Scotland's first national celebration of books and reading, took place from 26 November to 2 December 2012. Over 350 fantastic events for all ages were held throughout the week all across the country and included The Reading Hour on St Andrew's Day, a day-long pop-up festival at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow, talks and readings by famous authors, and a special Authors Live Poetry Slam, which was broadcast live to all secondary schools in Scotland.
The second Book Week Scotland has been announced and it is planned to make it an annual event.