I have some fabulous news to pass on regarding our Secretary Emma Suffield, and her journey in the School Librarian of the Year Award. I am delighted to pass on the news that she is an Honorary Finalist and will be going to London on 9th October!
My heart felt congratulations Emma, you are a fabulous librarian, a great ambassador for Lancashire school librarians and an inspiration to us all! I hope to see you all soon and in the meantime, keep up the good work folks.
Best wishes, Kathy Edge
- We welcome Kathy Edge as our new Chair, with Emma Suffield now Vice Chair and Secretary.
- Ruth Donald has received branch funding to attend this year's SLA weekend course in Glasgow. Congratulations Ruth!
- 'We Are Reading' has been launched as a year long pledge by Lancs County Council School Improvement Service in collaboration with Lancashire Libraries. Schools have been invited to 'take the reading pledge' and collaborate with a cluster of nearby schools to achieve their aims. Colleagues who have not already done so are invited to register their interest through the School's Portal, or by contacting Paul Duckworth at Lancashire School Improvement Service.
For our Summer Social, members took a tour of the libraries and museum at Stoneyhurst on July 11th with a guided tour by the curator who gave an extremely interesting account of the history of the many rare and beautiful artefacts in Stonyhurst's possession.
The tour was followed by a meal. Thanks to Jo Harwood for organising the event.
Our Library volunteers enjoyed their Pupil Librarian Conference on June 25th at St Wilfrid's, Blackburn. Hosted by our new Vice-chair and secretary Emma Suffield, students worked together to solve a Murder by the Book mystery; The Fishing Game; A Book Quiz and took away fantastic goody-bags at the end of the day. The event celebrates the support we receive from our Pupil Librarians throughout the year.
Our AGM took place on Thursday 22 March and was hosted by outgoing chairperson Rosalind Buckland. The event was well attended and saw the start of a transition where we agreed to amend our constitution and refresh our committee structure.
Sadly, we wished a very fond farewell, best wishes and a very big thank you to our secretary Valerie Laycock. Emma Suffield was welcomed to the role.
The excellent afternoon workshop was delivered by author and teacher Kenny Pieper : Reading for pleasure, a passport to everywhere (Independent Thinking Press, 2016).
- Wednesday 8th November 2017: SLA Lancashire Branch Meeting:
Ripley St. Thomas C.E. Academy, Ashton Road, Lancaster LA1 4RS
Rooted in Reading
- Friday 12 - Sunday 14 June 2015: SLA Weekend Course: Yarnfield Park Training and Conference Centre, Stone, Staffordshire: Creating Future Learners: A Hoard of Knowledge
- Friday 20 - Saturday 21 June 2014: SLA Weekend Course: No Librarian is an Island: Making Friends and Influencing People (Manchester)
- Friday 21 - Sunday 23 June 2013: SLA Weekend Course: Reaching Out: New Ways to Engage (Belfast)
- 25-27 June 2010: SLA Weekend Course: The Magic Threshold: Step Into New Worlds (Nottingham)
- 19-21 June 2009: SLA Weekend Course: Take Your Partners: School Libraries Building Bridges (Guildford)
- 13-15 June 2008: SLA Weekend Course: School Libraries: Leading Learning (Glasgow)
- 22-24 June 2007: SLA Weekend Course: The Future Is Now (Nottingham)
- 23-25 June 2006: SLA Weekend Course: If You've Got It, Flaunt It - Promoting School Libraries (Bath)