Moving from Primary up to Secondary School is a challenging and exciting time for students and it offers School Librarians an ideal opportunity to engage at this crucial point. The unique position of Library Staff means we can engage with these students in a way which builds the foundations for them to develop into independent library users. 

Primary students may have come from schools with a diverse range of libraries or book collections and will carry with them a spectrum of associated experiences and attitudes. Transition and induction time provides a golden moment to ensure a positive start with us and showcase how their new library can be an inclusive, supportive, fun and dynamic space of their own.  

Helen will share some background thinking behind quality transition and induction, then suggest a whole host of ideas you can easily adapt straight into your own library context. Considering both supporting reading for enjoyment and providing a foothold into information skills across the curriculum, Helen will also discuss strategies on how you can overcome barriers to being included in effective induction.  

Speaker Info

Speaker Name

Helen Emery

Speaker Details
Helen Emery is Librarian and Resource Centre Manager at King Edward VI School in Lichfield and Chair of SLA Staffordshire Branch. During her 20 years in School Libraries she has developed a proactive and dynamic approach which she aims to share with you.