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Teaching Skills for School Library Staff

Course Details:

Developing new skills and adapting to new learning environments is essential for increasing levels of information literacy amongst library users. Delegates on this one-day participative course will build on current experiences of teaching information skills in libraries and learning centres. Divided into five sessions, they will look firstly at the nature of teaching and learning before considering each step of the process – planning, delivering, assessing and receiving feedback. Delegates will be involved with stimulating discussions and there will be the opportunity to share experiences so if you are working with young people, students, small groups of library users or staff this course will help you develop your skills as a teacher and trainer.

Trainer: Chris Powis

Chris Powis is Head of Library and Learning Services at the University of Northampton and a National Teaching Fellow.  He has delivered this programme to a wide range of audiences across the UK and Europe and is the co-author of Teaching Information Skills: theory and practice (Facet, 2004) and A Guide to teaching Information Literacy:101tips (Facet 2011).

Feedback from Course:

"The best SLA course I have attended. Excellent trainer, interesting and practical content - thank you." - Elaine Davis, School and Community Librarian, Clyst Vale Community College

"Fantastic course from an inspiring and practical trainer." - Lucy Atherton, Senior Librarian, Wellington College

Key Audience:

KS2 and secondary school librarians / library staff - experienced and new to teaching and learning skills

Venues and Dates:

  • 7 February 2017, 09:30-16:00: UCL, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL [Map]
    Sorry, this course is oversubscribed. We apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment caused. Please email or telephone the SLA office to add your name to the waiting list. Depending on demand, we may look into the possibility of arranging for a second session of the Teaching Skills course to take place in London later in the year.
  • 8 March 2017, 09:30-16:00: Derbyshire and Derby School Library Service, Kedleston Road Training Centre, Derby DE22 1GT [Map]
    Special attendance fee applies for delegates who are non-members of the SLA but work in schools which subscribe to Derbyshire and Derby School Library Service.
  • 28 February 2018, 09:00-16:00: EES for Schools/School Library Service, 11 Freebournes Road, Witham, Essex CM8 3UN [Map]
    Special attendance fee applies for delegates who are non-members of the SLA but subscribe to EES for Schools/Essex School Library ServiceBook Online
    Discount Deadline: 31 January 2018; Closing Date: 9 February 2018