School Library Advocacy Group
The School Library Advocacy Group was a Task and Finish Group of the CILIPS Trustee Board from 2012-2016 set up to help respond to the growing number of cuts to school librarians. The group is now independent from CILIPS and will continue to meet regularly under a new name from 2017 onwards and CILIPS will attend these meetings. Please e mail email@example.com for more details.
During it’s time as a CILIPS Task and Finish Group, the collective produced an advocacy strategy (you can view this on the right hand side), campaigned for school libraries and librarians and developed a strand at the CILIPS Autumn Gathering.
Employability – https://youtu.be/YREReiRc4O8
Closing the Gap – https://youtu.be/08zwcNc3HXE
Reading for Pleasure – https://youtu.be/5851PQ6J-o8
http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/GettingInvolved/Petitions/SaveScotlandsSchoolLibraries– Responses to Save Scotland’s School Libraries Petition to the Scottish Parliament
https://youtu.be/uwkKkNTsn6Q – School library advocacy film produced for the SLIC stand at the 2015 Scottish Learning Festival
https://www.facebook.com/SaveScotlandsSchoolLibraries – Save Scotland’s School Libraries Facebook page
https://twitter.com/tiassl – Today in a Scottish School Library Twitter feed
http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2014/sep/18/school-librarian-literacy-support-teacher-students – Don’t overlook your school librarian, Guardian article – 18th September
http://www.ilovelibraries.org/declaration-right-school-libraries-text-only – American Library Association: Declaration for the right to school libraries
http://www.scottishlibraries.org/storage/sectors/schools/SLIC_RGU_Impact_of_School_Libraries_2013.pdf – Robert Gordon University report on the Impact of School Libraries on Learning
http://www.schoollibraries.org/ – A website created by CILIP where the UK wide #shoutabout campaign is detailed
http://www.sla.org.uk/ – The School Library Association
http://www.cilips.org.uk/slg/ – The CILIPS School Library special interest group including a link to their blog
Audit of school librarianship in Scotland – Keith Fraser – This audit was carried out via Freedom of Information requests to local authorities and details the school library provision across Scotland at the time of request.
http://catalystnlc.wordpress.com/ – Blog about the Catalyst Book Award
https://lrcms.wordpress.com/ – a blog about managing a library resource centre