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making a difference

School Library

Making a difference...

the library the heart of the school
The Library - the heart of the school
  • The school library offers learning services, books and resources that enable all members of the school community to become critical thinkers and effective users of information in all formats and media. School libraries link to the wider library and information network in accord with the principles in the UNESCO School Library Manifesto
  • “My vision of learning for children and young people in the future, has the library, in all its forms, at its heart.” Professor Tim Brighouse
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Libraries, Learning and the Curriculum

Making teaching more effective and efficient

What actions does the library need to take to achieve success?

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Libraries : Promoting Literacy, Inspiring Reading

  • Supports National Literacy Strategies
  • Introduces texts to pupils and teachers
  • Increases pupils’ enjoyment of reading
  • Encourages wider reading
  • Develops pupils’ effective and critical response to texts
  • Stimulates writing skills
  • Encourages creative thinking
  • Celebrates cultural diversity

The School Librarian:

Developing pupil response to reading

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Libraries : Promoting Literacy, Inspiring Reading

  • Over 2000 school libraries form reading groups to shadow the Carnegie and Greenaway Medals judging each year.
  • 85% of secondary school libraries plan special events to celebrate World Book Day.
  • The national strategies have recognised the importance of school libraries inspirational promotion of reading in supporting literacy skills.

Developing pupil response to reading

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The Library and Information Literacy

“Information literacy is the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate and effectively use that information for the task in hand”.

National Forum on Information Literacy, USA. 2003

Skills for Further Education, Work and Life.

What is the role of the school library in supporting the development of pupils information literacy skills?

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Libraries Go Live - Libraries and I.C.T

  • e-Learning
  • Intranet
  • Virtual Library

A school library enables students to use technology

in practical ways for real research.

The world@schoollibraries.com

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The Pupil as Citizen...

TECHNOLOGY

READ

INFORM

INVOLVE

FUN

RESPONSIBILITY

CONNECT

INNOVATE

ENERGISE

ENJOY

UNDERSTAND

PARTICIPATE

DISCOVER

EMPOWERMENT

LEARN

CULTURE

RELAX

Communication

EMPTHISE

IMAGINATION

CHOICES

EXPLORE

CHALLENGE

ENABLE

EMOTION

DIVERSITY

CREATE

INSPIRE

EXPERIMENT

EXPERIENCE

AWARENESS

…available at your School Library!

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Libraries and Learning - Out of Hours

Resources in safe and supportive environment

extend opportunities to learn

What range of activities does your school library provide to support Out of Hours learning?

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The Librarian - Reading Champion and Information Broker

The way to get children reading is to leave the library door open and let them read anything and everything they want. ‘Terry Pratchett’

The librarian can develop independent

learner and readers for life

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The Librarian - Reading Champion and Information Broker

  • Manages and operates a major learning environment used by the whole school community
  • Makes a significant impact on teaching and learning
  • Makes reading fun and enjoyable
  • Motivates both the convinced and unconvinced reader
  • Keeps up-to-date and is part of the big picture
  • Is a leader not a follower
  • Encourages readers to be creative and innovative

The School Librarian :

The librarian can develop independent learners and readers for life

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Schools Library Service

Working with you to develop best practice

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How are we doing : A Quiz

X % school libraries have a professional librarian

X % of school libraries run a regular reading group

Mean spending per pupil on school library provision in the UK is £X

X % of school libraries have written library policy

X % of school libraries receive plans of work from all departments

Secondary School Libraries Today

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The School Library and the School of the Future

“The extent to which a school library can effectively

meet the needs of learners and educators within the school is determined by the levels of collaboration

with the rest of the school community”.

Start with the Child. CILIP. Report 2002

Change is the Only Option