The School Library Association’s annual Weekend Course is one of the highlights for anyone involved with reading, information literacy and the school library.

The SLA's first hybrid weekend course is proudly sponsored by Access-It and Penguin Random House

The 2022 theme is Lifelong Learners: Journeys of Curiosity, Collaboration and Imagination. This hybrid course will appeal to school library staff and teachers in primary or secondary, and has three streams running throughout the programme. Seminars and workshops will deal with topics on these themes, with opportunities to hear from librarians, teachers, authors and other notable speakers. 

The Exhibition is back for 2022, providing an opportunity to hear about the latest developments in publishing, your Library Management System, and other relevant areas. 

This year, delegates will have an opportunity to attend in person or virtually. In-person tickets are available for the weekend or single days, while virtual tickets will provide access to the event platform and session recordings after the event. 

Day tickets - Due to the complexities of day tickets, these can be booked via this link, and an invoice (which can be paid online) will be sent to you directly. 

Prices shown are Regular prices as Early Bird booking has now closed.  For full Terms and Conditions please see the programme on the link below.


For full event information, have a look at the webpage. 

Speaker Info

Speaker Name

Speakers include: Cressida Cowell, John Agard, Professor Julian McDougall, Sophia Thakur, Chris Lloyd, Teresa Cremin

Speaker Details

And: Richard Gerver - President of the SLA, Margaret Pemberton – Chair of Judges, the Information Book Award; Jake Hope – Consultant and Librarian; Phoebe Demeger from the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education, Derek France- Librarian, Cheltenham Literature Festival, Emma Wallace - Librarian, Sarah Pavey - Librarian and Consultant, Lucas Maxwell - Librarian, The Day and the SLA team!