“Benefits of reading are reciprocal and exponential.” — Cunningham and Stanovich (1998).
'Bev is a really engaging, friendly trainer - thank you for an intersting day!'
'Really excellent course with many ideas for the library - well done SLA for putting this on the training calendar!'
Bev Humphrey is now a Literacy and Technology Consultant after spending 10 years as a school librarian. She worked in an all boys secondary school in South East London and during this time developed a passion for encouraging her students to read and write for pleasure, often using online media to do so. She was given a Reading Hero Award by the Literacy Trust at the end of the National Year of Reading for her work during this year and her international collaborative writing project, the Write Path was shortlisted for a Times Educational Supplement New Literacy Initiative Award in 2009 and has twice been shortlisted for a Lemos and Crane Literacy Award. Bev also worked with the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust as a Lead Practitioner for literacy. As a consultant Bev has presented at seminars and conferences all over the country for E2BN, Renaissance Learning, CILIP, SLG and SLA amongst others. A self-confessed geek, Bev lives much of her life online and loves using exciting new technology as a motivator for young people’s learning. She is a member of the SLA Board, SLA Website Content Manager and Editor, SLA Digital. Bev is at her happiest when enlightening colleagues in education about the possibilities of literacy presented by new technologies for enthusing young people about reading and writing for pleasure or when she is working with school librarians who are of course her favourite people!