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.
Recently added Resources/Activitie
Best summer reads for children 2020 - Sunday Times
Jennifer Bell, Wonderscape - Teachers Notes
Simon & Rosie - Covid themed picture book download from Lucy Moonen & Gillian Johnson
Just Imagine - free webinars on the theme of reading
Children's Bookshow - sharing book of the week emails, videos etc
The Gruffalo - themed resources
Isadora Moon - guide to writing
Junior Library Guild - free access to online reading platform
Anthony Horowitz - chapters of new Diamond Brothers story Where Seagulls Dare now online, next chapter released eachFriday
Oliver Jeffers reading one of his books a day live on Instagram, posted to his website afterwards
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.