Want to know more?

Whether you have a school library or not doesn't matter. The fact that you are here reading this means that you have begun to think about the role a library can play within your school. School libraries are known to make a difference to independent learning, literacy and well-being of your students so if you need some ideas to get you started or already have a vision please contact me.

Training 

I provide training both face to face and online, in the following areas:

  • Understanding and integrating the IFLA School Library Guidelines for school librarians and teachers

  • Understanding and using FOSIL across your curriculum for school librarians and teachers
    • How to use your school library and librarian within inquiry learning across your curriculum

    • How to get value for money from your school library management system by using it throughout your school  e.g. starting your digital literacy journey with your LMS
    • Media and information literacy 

    • Digital citizenship and using social media.

    • Fake news and misinformation

I run webinars or 1-1 online training as well as face to face. Please contact me to discuss your individual needs.

Why should you contact me?

I am an award-winning librarian with over 17 years of experience in school libraries and I can help you bring your school library into the heart of your curriculum. I have worked with 

  • Leigh Academy Trust

  • School Library Association

  • CILIP SLG

  • Cumbria School Library Service

I have spoken at many events including 

  • Google National Headquarters 

  • ResearchEd National Conference

  • Practical Pedagogies Conference - Toulouse and Cologne 

  • Caravan of Knowledge Teacher Conference- Kazakhstan 

Consultant for 

  • Warwickshire Great School Libraries Project - External Evaluation Consultant 

 

Not only can I support and train current library staff but I can also show you how to embed inquiry learning throughout your school and across the curriculum. I can work with teachers and support staff ensuring that your school library sits alongside their teaching thereby enhancing your student's education.

Students who have access to and use a school library with a librarian:-

 

  • Get better grades

  • Have strong digital awareness and skills

  • Can navigate and understand the world around them

  • See literacy levels improve

Teachers who have access to and use a school library with a librarian have:-

  • Access to quality resources

  • No need to spend their own money on resources for research

  • Support in teaching inquiry learning through pedagogical tools

Senior Leaders benefit:-

  • Evidence of value for money 

  • Evidence of use and impact across the curriculum

  • Happy supported teachers

What if we don't have a school library or librarian?

Don't worry! We all have to start somewhere... Contact me and we can work out a plan together. 

References 

Book Trust. (2019, May 1). Impact and Research. Retrieved May 5, 2019, from BookTrust: Getting Children Reading: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/what-we-do/impact-and-research/

 

Lance, K. C., & Kachel, D. (2018, March 26). Why School Librarians Matter: What years of research Tell Us. Retrieved May 5, 2019, from Kappan: The Professional Journal for Educators: https://www.kappanonline.org/lance-kachel-school-librarians-matter-years-research/

 

Willaims, D., Wavell, C., & Morrison, K. (2013, October 1). Impact of School Libraries on Learning. Retrieved May 5, 2019, from https://scottishlibraries.org/media/1211/impact-of-school-libraries-on-learning-2013.pdf

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