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Weekend Course 2018

Glasgow 2018 LogoThe next SLA weekend course – Weavers of Dreams: Creativity and Imagination – will be held in a three-day format on 22 to 24 June 2018 at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow.

The course is fully residential, with day delegate options also available and we hope to welcome as many of you as possible to the Glasgow Grand Central Hotel for all or part of the proceedings.

  • The Full Programme is now available for download (Adobe PDF, 411 KB).
  • Booking for delegates is now open. Book Now

Speakers include:

  • Alison Tarrant, new Director of the SLA
  • Yvonne Manning on the Scottish National Strategy for School Libraries
  • Dr Dorothy Williams on the Impact of School Libraries
  • A panel discussing dyslexia friendly books including Joy Court, Jo Cotterill, Anthony McGowan, Tom McLaughlin
  • Lari Don, storyteller
  • Scottish Booktrust on reading promotion

Plus breakout sessions on

  • Wellbeing and Mindfulness
  • Reading for Pleasure
  • Recognising bias in the Post truth era
  • What to teach students in one hour in the library
  • Reflective Reading

Authors attending include (to date)

  • Philip Reeve
  • Alom Shaha
  • Sophie Cameron
  • Theresa Breslin and
  • Brian Conaghan

Plus, we can’t be in Scotland without a ceilidh, this year with Reelie Jiggered Ceilidh Band.

We have attempted to keep costs down as far as possible – and are grateful for sponsorship from MLS in helping us do this.  Full weekend costs are -

  • SLA Members - Early Bird £375.00 or £400.00 full price
  • Non Members  - Early Bird £464.00 or £489.00 full price


Day delegate prices are -

  • Friday pm only - Member - £84.00 inc VAT or Non Member - £107.00 inc VAT
  • Friday pm incl dinner - Member - £137.00 inc VAT or Non Member - £157.00 inc VAT
  • Saturday incl lunch - Member - £119.00 inc VAT or Non Member - £139.00 inc VAT
  • Saturday incl lunch & dinner - Member - £149.00 inc VAT or Non Member - £169.00 inc VAT
  • Sunday incl lunch - Member - £89.00 inc VAT or Non Member- £109.00 inc VAT

We can also take payment in several part payments – please speak to the office if you require this service.