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The SLA Resources Blog is designed to highlight new resources which we at the SLA think may be of interest to school librarians and to others working in related fields. The blog is available at http://www.sla.org.uk/resources-blog.php and can also be read via an RSS feed at http://www.sla.org.uk/sla-resources-rss.php.

Older blog posts are still available, though archived, on the website, but please check the date at the top of the post to make sure the offer or information is likely to be valid.

Arts Award is ten!

Arts Award supports young people to develop as artists and arts leaders. In its tenth year Arts Award is aspiring to reach even more young people across the UK. Whether through schools, colleges, arts organisations, museums, libraries or clubs, Arts Award offers young people aged up to 25 an inspiring arts journey and the chance to achieve a qualification.

Get young people working towards an Arts Award this autumn for:

  • their chance to take the 10-month challenge and achieve an award by summer 2016
  • special competitions and themed articles written by young people on artsawardvoice.com
  • discounts on moderations and opportunities to profile your organisation

Wide-ranging support for advisers delivering Arts Award is now available including new resources to support the development of creative projects, or you can find out about training to get started

Follow #ArtsAward10 on Facebook or Twitter for updates on Arts Award’s tenth birthday or pledge your support to reach a quarter of a million awards for young people at artsaward.org.uk/ArtsAward10

 

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Win a copy of Whitaker’s 2016

WhitakersThe Whitaker’s Almanac is the definitive reference guide and ultimate single-volume reference source, packed with thousands of facts, figures, overviews and statistics relating to the UK and the world. It is a brilliant asset for any school library, saving hours of research and cross-referencing between different sources. Read more here.

Fully updated for this year, we have 5 copies of Whitaker’s 2016 (RRP £75) to give away, courtesy of the Whitaker’s team! Simply send an email to whitakerscomp[at]bloomsbury.com including your name and postal address, and 5 winners will be drawn at random on 25th January 2016  
 

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Outsell's 2015 Information Management (IM) Benchmarking Survey - free report for all participants!

Would you like to know how your library stacks up?  Outsell, the research and advisory firm, has launched its 15th annual Information Management (IM) Benchmarking Survey at http://outsell.interceptsurveys.com/IMB.  In return for your participation, you will instantly receive a free 12-page report showing how your responses compare to both your peer group, and the library community as a whole. Outsell's 2014 survey, which included government, corporate, academic, healthcare, school and public libraries, found that budgets increased by 2.8%, and that over 50% of these budgets were dedicated to content. It should take no more than 20 minutes of your time to complete (you can pause it and return at will), and all information will be kept strictly confidential.  The survey will close on 13th November, 2015. Thank you for your kind participation, and feel free to contact us should you have any queries.  Contact: Leonie Nicholas, Affiliate Analyst, Outsell, Inc.: lnicholas@outsellinc.com. You can find the survey at: http://outsell.interceptsurveys.com/IMB
 

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Get free access to the complete Churchill Archive!

Churchill Archive Screenshot with Border.docxThe complete Churchill Archive (www.churchillarchive.com) is now available free of charge to schools for the first time.  Opening up exciting new opportunities for the teaching and learning of History at secondary level, the Churchill Archive offers cross-searchable online access to over 800,000 original documents – from Churchill’s personal correspondence with family and friends to official exchanges, and from photographs and newspaper reports to speeches in various drafts.

“All children should understand Sir Winston Churchill’s fundamental place in our nation’s history and schools can now seize the opportunity to access the Churchill Archive – a tremendous cache of documents that bring history to life.”
Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities

Find out more about the Churchill Archive and the free access offer at www.jcsonlineresources.org/catalogue/churchill-archive.
To gain access to the Churchill Archive, one member of staff (usually the librarian) needs to complete the short registration form at www.jcsonlineresources.org/churchill-archive-access-request-form on behalf of their school.
 

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