Librarian conference · School Libraries

Sharing our learning. LILAC conference 2019

Elizabeth attended and presented at the LILAC information Literacy conference 2019 and has given her permission to share her blog post here. To see the original click here Having just come home from 3 very intensive days of learning, collaborating, sharing and networking I am exhausted. However, I feel it is important to write this… Continue reading Sharing our learning. LILAC conference 2019

Alternative Teaching Methods · Information Literacy · School Libraries · Study Skills

School Librarians supporting inquiry-based learning in schools through FOSIL

When you read about school libraries these days there is a mountain of information about how the librarian supports literacy and reading for pleasure. Wonderful librarians like Emma Suffield, school librarian of the year, do amazing things from their school library. Recently Emma was interviewed about her role where she demonstrates how she goes above… Continue reading School Librarians supporting inquiry-based learning in schools through FOSIL

Alternative Teaching Aids · Reading for Pleasure

New initiatives for promoting literacy from our Schools’ Library Service

Over the last few years, Schools’ Library Service in Guernsey has had a big focus on teaching and supporting information literacy showing teachers how the research skills we teacher links to the Bailiwick of Guernsey curriculum. Last year we made more of an effort to focus on our offer for literacy. We already offer book… Continue reading New initiatives for promoting literacy from our Schools’ Library Service

Library events · Reading for Pleasure · School Libraries · Ways to Inspire Reading

Celebrating World Book Day 2019

Another year, another wonderful World Book Day celebration! Every year here at SLS we invite local schools to put together a team of either Year 6 or Year 7 students to take part in a literary quiz. Ranging from ‘Food for Thought’ to ‘Magic & Mystery’, we put together six rounds of quiz questions for… Continue reading Celebrating World Book Day 2019

Book Review · New Book Releases · Reading for Pleasure

Book Review: Inkling by Kenneth Oppel

Quirky from the outset, Kenneth Oppel’s latest offering Inkling is an innovative look at creativity, honesty and belonging. The story follows Ethan Rylance, the 11-year old son of a well-known graphic novel artist, who finds himself in need of inspiration when a school project pressures him to turn in an art project that is nothing… Continue reading Book Review: Inkling by Kenneth Oppel

Book Review

Book Review: The Man who Loved Libraries

In 2019 as libraries suffer cuts and closures around the UK, author Andrew Larsen wanted to share the story of a man who founded many libraries across the world. This beautifully illustrated book published by Pikku Publishing tells the story of a man who understood the value of libraries in his life and wanted to… Continue reading Book Review: The Man who Loved Libraries