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Information Literacy eBooks from the SLA

16 April 2020 Share

New Kindle books available

We are delighted to announce two e-book editions of our popular information literacy titles, available now on Amazon Kindle.

Cultivating Curiosity: Information and Digital Literacy Skills and the Primary School Library by Geoff Dubber and Sarah Pavey 

Plans, Practices and Policies: Information Literacy and the Secondary School Library by Geoff Dubber 

At these times we are offering reduced priced publications, both ebook and paperback versions. View and order all our physical publications at https://www.sla.org.uk/publications and enter voucher code CPD2020 to receive a 10% discount. Due to the restrictions of pricing e-publications there is a single price for both members and non-members. These can be bought directly from Kindle at the moment and we will be exploring wider provision in the near future. We would welcome suggestions of other SLA publications you'd like as e-publications – please use the contact form (https://www.sla.org.uk/contact).

About Cultivating Curiosity: "A vibrant library, confidently and frequently used to seek and use information will be remembered by children for the rest of their lives. It will cultivate curiosity and motivate children to lifelong learning", write the authors. Cultivating curiosity in children in primary schools is one of the most important things that we can do for them. Developing an enthusiasm for learning is at the very heart of human development and a central reason for teaching information and digital literacy, and is a crucial focus for school library work. This new edition includes information about the most recent primary curriculum, government initiatives and recent inspection changes in respect of the school library and digital media. It explains the importance of embedding information literacy into a whole school and curriculum context, making use of modern technology where appropriate. It outlines and explains the processes of research for young children and shows ways that teachers and librarians can develop and promote information and digital literacy through the primary school library and link it to classroom practice. 

About Plans, Practices and Policies: Information literacy is most effective when library staff and teachers work together within a progressive curriculum context. This guideline takes an in-depth look at this essential area of work and collaboration. It provides clear guidance, strategies and a common sense approach to getting to grips with the curriculum, working with school colleagues and delivering these important skills to students. It also outlines the excellent information literacy work of two experienced school library practitioners.