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School Libraries are essential

In September 2018, Vibrant Libraries, Thriving Schools – A National Strategy for School Libraries in Scotland 2018-2023 was released by the Scottish Library and Information Council.  This strategic document highlights the essential role the school library and school librarian plays in facilitating Curriculum for Excellence from 3-18.  In addition to stressing the importance of the school library to the students and the community at large, it informs head teachers, school librarians, and parents how to best utilise school library services.  Hard copies of the National Strategy were sent to every school in Scotland and digital copies are available here or through the digital resource on the right and hard copies can be requested by emailing info@scottishlibraries.org.

Evidence

Vibrant Libraries, Thriving Schools – A National Strategy for School Libraries in Scotland 2018-2023

School Libraries are linked to increased attainment – https://scottishlibraries.org/media/1211/impact-of-school-libraries-on-learning-2013.pdf

Our briefing for Deputy First Minister John Swinney in February 2017

An Advocacy Strategy for school librarians, our document published in 2014

Why School Libraries Matter – Scottish Book Trust blog 

Responses to Save Scotland’s School Libraries Petition to the Scottish Parliament