Running a secondary school library

An interactive training course for secondary school librarians with little previous library experience.

The course explores the role and aims of libraries in the secondary sector, identifies practical strategies for running them successfully and provides opportunities to share and find answers to concerns.

Expected learning outcomes:

  • more understanding of the library’s relationship with the curriculum and learning
  • input into library policy and development plans
  • methods for fostering students’ learning, reading and library skills
  • strategies for supporting the curriculum and working with departments
  • more knowledge of selection, management and exploitation of stock
  • new ideas for library layout, guiding and display
  • greater confidence in managing, developing and promoting the school library

Anne is happy to adapt this course to local circumstances and learner needs.

A full set of back-up material accompanies the course.

What people say about this course

This course has made me more aware of many different issues. I have lots of good ideas to take away with me and put into place to improve the school library.

Very good information. Good ideas from group discussions to carry out when the library is up and running.

This course has given me a lot of food for thought. I have now got a lot of new ideas for my new library.

Enjoyed sharing ideas - many of which I shall take away with me and try out.

An excellent training day.