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School Library/Literacy Consultants

Do you need help or advice locally? Do you need someone to come into your school? The SLA recommend that you contact your local schools library service in most circumstances. Current school library services are listed here. Where these do not exist, or do not provide the service you need, an independent consultant is a good alternative.  

The inclusion of a consultant here does not indicate any recommendation or approval from the SLA - each school must take up references as appropriate.

Consultants: To advertise your services here please contact consultants(at)sla.org.uk

N.B. There is a small fee of £75 + VAT per year for each listing.

Barbara Band

Barbara Band is a professional librarian with over 25 years’ experience, offering school library, reading and literacy consultancy services, including support, training and advice, to suit your needs and requirements.

Mona Joshi

Mona Joshi is a professional librarian with over 25 years experience. She most recently transformed the Learning Resource Centre at Westminster City School in London (2010 – 2016) and is passionate about ‘reading for life’ and embedding the library into school culture as a key central resource. She has a proven track record in engaging students and staff using a range of reading strategies, events and displays. Check out her LinkedIn profile for more information and recommendations.

Little Creative Days

Tonya Meers (The Chief Storyteller) & Natasha Dennis (The Crafty Chief)  are co-founders of Little Creative Days, an educational resources and training company. They provide a wide range of interactive literacy based and story related workshops for primary schools and early years settings.

Sarah Pavey

Sarah Pavey has over 20 years’ experience as a professionally qualified librarian in schools both in the independent and maintained sectors.

John Royce

John Royce has more than 40 years experience in teaching and school librarianship in Zambia, England, Malawi, Germany and Turkey. 


Susan Staniforth has 35 years experience of working in public and school libraries and was Manager of Library Services for Education (LSE) for 11 years until July 2014.

Laura Taylor

Laura Taylor - www.taylormadelibraries.co.uk - worked throughout her 35 year career as a librarian in secondary schools and school library services in London.