SLA London

SLA London

We are an active branch who aim to meet members' needs. So come and talk to us, join in and meet new friends as well as perhaps learn from others.


Chair: Oceane Toffoli

Wimbledon High School (SW19 4AB)      

Treasurer: Marion Le Lannou 

Collège Français Bilingue de Londres (NW5 3AX)

Secretary:   Ella Taylor Harris 

Westminster Sixth Form (SW1H 9LH)   

Committee Members: Linda Kelley, St Paul's Girls' School (W6 7BS)  



Twitter: @UKSLA_London


Walker Books 2020 Meeting Report

Thank you to members who joined us for Walker Books' 2020 Highlights, we hope you had fun! Thank you so much to the lovely Jo Humphreys-Davies and her team for hosting this SLA London Branch meeting, we are very grateful.

It was great to discover “The Tale of a Toothbrush: A Story of Plastic in Our Oceans” by Maya Leonard and illustrated by Daniel Rieley. A picture book that shows children what happens to their plastic toothbrushes after they are thrown away.

For older readers, “The Good Hawk” by Joseph Elliott is a fantasy adventure set in Scotland and is full of deadly shadows and devastating plagues – it also has a fantastic main character Agatha, who was born with a condition.

A book club member in one senior school said she had to slow herself down, because the novel was good, and she didn’t want it to end!

Thank you again so much to Walker Books for this wonderful evening, hope you all had a great time meeting authors, networking with peers and bringing a generous goodie bag home!

Autumn Report

The Autumn 2019 event took place at Streatham & Clapham High School on 2nd October where Rachel Evans – Director of Digital Learning & Innovation at Wimbledon High School – gave an inspirational talk about “E-learning & Libraries. 

This CPD afternoon was a great chance to network and visit another great library and free to attend. 

The speaker discussed old skills re-purposed for a new age and how our approach as librarians is still super-relevant.

She also talked about what skills we need to add for students to use online learning effectively - and challenge of getting them there (research skills for 21st century; plagiarism; evaluating impact and not wasting time; etc.) – mentioning recent action research they have led in her school, Wimbledon High School.

The speaker also touched upon how to get value for money (and this also in sense of time spent by staff - as a finite resource) - data and evaluating impact and reach, and so much more! A very useful CPD event indeed.

Thank you everyone!

Warm regards,

The SLA London Branch Committee

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