This page will collate the SLA resources that are of particular use when working from home.
These are in addition to our usual provision of Online Courses, Publications, the CPD Library and the support resources and advice line.
The SLA office is still open, and we are on hand to maintain services.
You can find a list of resources and platforms which have been made freely available below, as well as information about upcoming events and plans in reaction to the closure of schools.
We will update this page as needed. Best wishes for you all at this time.
Childnet - film competition for young people deadline 22nd June 2020
BBC Super Movers - active learning resources
Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction - resources, winner announced in June
Hobbycraft daily #KidsCraftClub - new activity released each day at 11a.m. on Hobbycraft Instagram, Twitter & FaceBook
Empathy Day online - 9th June
Hay Festival Digital - 22 - 31st May
Barrington Stoke - Home School Help for Lockdown for dyslexic readers
We are running a series of webinars over the next few months, on topics from social media to library events, to hearing from international education and leadership speaker Richard Gerver. You can find out more about the webinars here: https://www.sla.org.uk/events
I'm sure there's no shortage of things on your to-do list that you never usually get time to do, but here's some suggestions:
There's a longer list available here from Sarah Pavey, care of SLG: https://slgtalkingbooks.com/2020/03/23/things-to-do-if-your-school-library-is-closed/
Many people have understandably been asking about the weekend course, and whether it's going ahead. At the moment, the plan is to continue as usual, but we are monitoring the situation closely. We realise this uncertainity may hamper people's ability to book, so we have created an 'Expression of Interest' form which allows you to benefit from the Early Bird discount (if signed up before 31st March) even if you don't book until closer to the date.