Promoting the school library

Interactive, practical training to explore library promotion and identify strategies for raising the profile of the school library.

Anne provides courses on this subject for the primary and secondary sector and as cross-sector training. The training is suitable for school librarians, library coordinators, teachers and teaching assistants with responsibility for the school library. Anne adapts every course to local circumstances and learner needs.

This training is accompanied by extensive back-up material.

Questions for consideration include:

  • What constitutes effective advocacy and what are its benefits?
  • What are the key messages to convey in order to market the library persuasively?
  • What are successful methods for promoting the library to pupils?
  • How can it be promoted to senior managers and other members of staff?
  • How can it be promoted to governors and to parents and carers?
  • What are the policy implications?

Expected learning outcomes:

  • more understanding of the nature and purpose of successful library promotion
  • extra strategies for encouraging pupils, staff and the wider school community to exploit the library
  • new ideas for supporting teaching and learning through the library
  • greater confidence in managing and developing the library

What people say about this training

A very useful opportunity to share effective methods of promotion. Excellent facilitation by Anne.

This course will help me re-evaluate the library and my job in it to ensure that it is at the forefront of new development.

Good practical ideas that I will be able to put in place straight away.

Excellent - full of practical suggestions and ideas to enable me to develop the school library and make relevant improvements.

I will be spreading the word about how important a library is, and hopefully will engage the children's imaginations. Lots of useful info, and will be using it.

Encouraged me to prioritise and to discuss more with teaching staff what they want from library.

Very useful, particularly on Ofsted as we shall soon be facing our first Ofsted as a school.

Very good ideas - even for a seasoned practitioner. Sure to engender enthusiasm.

Inspiring and thought provoking. Great opportunity to swap ideas and pick up new ones.

Allowed me to further my understanding as new to libraries. Learnt a lot and hopefully going to be able to make a difference.

Very useful, lots of ideas that I will actually use. Positive day, hopefully leading to positive developments.