Digital Education: Opportunities for Reading and Learning

This year's weekend course is on the subject of digital education, and brings in speakers from diverse backgrounds and specialisms so that delegates are exposed to a range of  ideas to take back to their schools. There are also a choice of workshops to suit all budgets and levels of technology capability. 


Parking is free, and all delegates receive a delegates goody bag. There are also a range of changes this year to add value for every delegate:

• Choose three workshops on the Saturday; we've extended the breaks and lunchtimes for you to explore the exhibition

• View the Love your Library illustrations from Simon & Schuster.

• We are facilitating LMS User groups so you can head back to school with more tips and tricks to make your working life easier. 

• The 'Introductions' sessions are short sessions to introduce the latest in technology developments that are relevant to school libraries.

For full details of the weekend please download the full programme and watch the video about our keynote speakers below, or download the Keynotes document below.

These are unprecedented times for us all, and the closure of schools and general uncertainty is impacting everyone's ability to plan long term. If you are interested in attending the SLA Weekend Course, but can't formally book now please use this expression of interest form. Should you then be in a position to book we will apply the Early Bird Discount (if registered before 31 march 2020), but if you can't book that's fine as well. It's like saving your place in the queue. This also means should any plans change with regard to the weekend course we can let you know directly. Please use this form to register your interest. Best wishes, the SLA team. 

Proudly sponsored by Accessit.


Full pricing can be seen on the programme, SLA members can attend as a fully resident delegate for £385, or £355 if booked before 31st March. Day delegate prices from £65 for members, and £95 for non-members. 

The full programme for the 2020 Weekend Course is available to download, to see the plan for the day and choose your optional sessions now. [Download Weekend Course Full Programme(pdf)] You can download 'Getting to Ashford' and a floorplan of the hotel below.

Early bird discount ends: 31 March 2020

Booking closes:  11 May 2020

If you need to make a case for attendance, use our Advocacy document to help: Advocacy for attending Weekend Course

Fully Residential Delegates

Choose your optional sessions before booking, as you'll be asked for your Optional Session choices - you need a first and second choice per workshop. When you're ready, use this link:

Day Delegates

Plan which day/s you'll visit and choose your optional sessions (if you're booking for the Saturday- you need a first and second choice per workshop) before booking using this link:


This year we have moved to an online booking form: 2020 Exhibitor Booking

Please book your stands as soon as possible as places are limited - extras such as accommodation and dinners can always be added at a later date.