Weekend Courses

2019


Held in June at a different location each year, the course is hugely popular and has become an essential element of continuing professional development for many school librarians – a weekend of inspiration, information gathering and networking and "a wonderful melting pot of ideas".

The three-day course is fully residential, with day delegate options also available. SLA Members qualify for a large discount on the course fee.


The 2019 SLA weekend course - "Building Identity, Building Readers" - a joint venture with CILIP YLG - was held on 21 to 23 June 2019 at the Aston Conference Centre, Aston University, Birmingham, with a broad theme of wellbeing and identity.

2020

Weekend Course 2020

"Digital Education: Opportunities for Reading and Learning"

#DigiEd20

The SLA's next weekend course will be held on 19–21 June 2020 at Ashford International Hotel in Ashford, Kent.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Baasit Siddiqui,  (sponsored by Britannica Encyclopedia)
  • Neelam Parmar 
  • Stephen Heppell
  • Lucy Powrie
  • Julian McDougall 

The weekend includes 3 workshops for each Saturday or Fully Residential delegate. Workshop leaders include:

  • EmpathyLab
  • Lucas Maxwell
  • David Goutcher
  • Bev Humphrey
  • Sarah Pavey

Access-It are headline sponsors for the 2020 Weekend Course.

 

SLA Member

Non member

Fully resident Early bird

£355.00

£455

Fully resident No Early bird

£385.00

£485

 

 

 

Friday inc lunch

£80

£100

Friday lunch & dinner

£110

£140

Saturday lunch

£100

£130

Saturday lunch and dinner

£140

£170

Sunday

£65

£95


The full programme for the 2020 Weekend Course is now available to download in PDF format. Plan your visit and choose your optional sessions now.

Weekend Course Programme [PDF]

Online booking opens: early in the New Year

Early bird discount ends: 31 March 2020

Booking closes:  11 May 2020


Advocacy for attending Weekend Course

Information for Exhibitors

This year we have moved to an online booking form: 2020 Exhibitor Booking

Please book your stands as soon as possible as places are limited - extras such as accommodation and dinners can always be added at a later date.