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Vibrant Libraries, Thriving Schools – National strategy for school libraries published

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The Scottish Government and COSLA have jointly produced a new National Strategy for School Libraries, the first of its kind in the U.K.

The development of the strategy was led by the Scottish Library and Information Council with support from an advisory group, Chaired by Martina McChrystal, and 5 working groups. Vibrant Libraries, Thriving Schools – A National Strategy for School Libraries in Scotland 2018-2023 aims to highlight to decision makers the intrinsic value of a good school library service and the impact this can have on children and young people’s wider school experience. It also aims to inform headteachers, school librarians and education practitioners on how to utilise their school library services. The strategy will advise decision makers of the central role that school library services play in the education sector and advocate for appropriately resourced services for each child in Scotland. 

CILIPS were delighted to see the strategy launched and to have been part of the advisory group during the development stage. We now look forward to being part of the implementation group to ensure the strategy is delivered.