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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.  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:101 tips (Facet 2012). His professional interests include the development of librarians as teachers and the iconography of learning spaces. He is a National Teaching Fellow and is a Fellow of CILIP, the HEA and the RSA.

Feedback from Course:

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

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

"Chris is an excellent teacher - supportive and thought-provoking." - Librarian, Latymer Upper School

Key Audience:

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

Venues and Dates:

  • 16 November 2017, 09:30-16:00: Wirral Grammar School for Girls, Heath Road, Bebington, Wirral CH63 3AF [Map]
    Special attendance fee applies for delegates who are non-members of the SLA but work in schools which subscribe to Wirral Schools Library ServiceBook Online
    Discount Deadline: 19 October 2017; Closing Date: 2 November 2017
  • 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 work in schools which subscribe to EES for Schools/Essex School Library ServiceBook Online
    Discount Deadline: 31 January 2018; Closing Date: 9 February 2018
  • 6 June 2018, 09:30-16:00: Warwickshire Schools Library Service, Unit 11a/b Montague Road, Warwick CV34 5LT [Map]
    Special attendance fee applies for delegates who are non-members of the SLA but work in schools which subscribe to Warwickshire SLS.Book Online
    Discount Deadline: 7 May 2018; Closing Date: 21 May 2018

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