Great School and College Libraries

Thursday 4 July, 10.25

Room 1.218

Making Connections: Developing a Whole School Love of Reading

Providing practical advice, Lucas will present ways to connect students to great literature through fun and engaging programs. Through multi-departmental partnerships, global connections and innovative ideas that won’t drain the budget, this presentation will help Librarians and educators establish the Library as the thriving hub of the school.

Lucas Maxwell, Librarian, Glenthorne High School

Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, Lucas Maxwell has been working with teens in the Library for ten years. He is a regular contributor to the web site Book Riot and has written for School Library Journal and School Librarian Magazine. In 2017 he was named the SLA School Librarian of the Year. He can be found on Twitter @lucasjmaxwell.

Great School Libraries? Education, empowerment and change

Using some data from the Great School Libraries survey Alison will examine what the current state of school libraries are, and look at options for their future.

Alison Tarrant, Chief Executive, School Library Association

Alison Tarrant is the Chief Executive of the School Library Association (SLA), and a Bookseller Rising Star 2018. She worked as a school librarian beforehand; setting up a library in a brand new school, and during that time was on the middle management team and held roles as Gifted and Talented Co-ordinator and a form tutor. She was on the Honour List for the SLA School Librarian of the Year in 2016. Alison was a Trustee for the SLA and Chair of the Youth Libraries Group Eastern before her appointment to the SLA.

A recipe for success? The Know @ Oldham Sixth Form College

What makes a library excellent? How do you measure success? The Know @ OSFC was given a Grade One ‘Excellent’ rating in its CoLRiC peer assessment in October 2018. It takes many different ingredients to create a great service and then to sustain that level of delivery. How is that achieved with limited resources and with ever shifting goalposts?

Corinne Walker, Learning Resources Manager, Oldham Sixth Form College

Corinne has worked at OSFC for 27 years and spent 5 years prior to that in an HE library. She is currently co-Chair of CoLRiC (Council for Learning Resources in Colleges) which represents 145 FE & 6th Form library services in the UK, Chair of LEGO (Librarians in Education Group Oldham) and Data Protection Officer (DPO) for The Pinnacle Learning Trust, which is a multi-academy trust (MAT), incorporating OSFC, and a Secondary and Primary Academies.

She enjoys baking, reading, knows where to go and what to do in the event of a Zombie Apocalypse, and how to commit the perfect murder!

Chair: Elizabeth Hutchinson, Head of Learning and Development, Guille-Allès Library, Guernsey

Elizabeth is Head of Learning and Development and has responsibility for school libraries in Guernsey. She is a Chartered librarian and Fellow of CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals). She came runner up in the 2016 LILAC Information Literacy Award, is an international presenter and writes regularly about how school librarians can make a difference. She is on the working party of the Great School Libraries campaign and is on the national committee of CILIPSLG.