Induction and transition work is some of the most important that any school librarian can do yet some schools still appear to give it little priority. Everyone uses the school library so everyone needs and deserves an effective welcome and introduction. Planned and informed induction will boost both reading and learning and should lead to more effective and popular use.
This day session will look at some of the key elements of this work, including the importance of curriculum awareness and continuity -
Geoff Dubber is a freelance consultant/trainer working with all and everyone in the UK and further afield to promote effective library use. He has 40+ years teaching, management, library and advisory/consultancy experience with schools, both secondary and primary. He is a former Chair of the School Library Association, and has served on the SLA Board and as Publications Co-ordinator for nearly two decades. He is author or co-author of many of the SLA’s Guidelines series, including those on information literacy, transition, running a book event, behaviour management, secondary library budgeting & secondary library policy. He occasionally writes and reviews for the School Librarian.
"A brilliant course. Would thoroughly recommend it to any school librarians, old and new." Victoria Hodgson, Lower School Librarian, Hall Cross School
"Always interesting with Geoff. Makes us go away thinking, with great ideas." Anne-Marie Royer, Library Assistant, St Angela's Ursuline Convent School
Secondary school library staff
No venues/dates are currently scheduled for this course. For more information about possible future dates, please contact the SLA Office.
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