Warwickshire Schools Library Service

Our Training Sessions for 2017/2018!

We provide an annual training programme, to inspire and motivate individuals that are working within school libraries or within the literacy curriculum!
NEW! Training Course for Multi Academy Trusts and Cluster Schools! To view please use this link

Training sessions coming up this term...

Wednesday 4th October 2017 
Help I'm Running the Library: This session is aimed at all who want to gain confidence in the day-to day running of their school library, linking with others in similar situations and getting it on track.
£50 for WSLS Subscribers, £75 for non-subscribers
9.30-13.00 at SLS, Warwick.
Book online here

Wednesday 11th October 2017
Pupil Librarian Training: A fun introduction for your pupil librarians, including: stock maintenance and the Dewey Decimal System, customer care, team working and the work environment. Staff will have the opportunity to discuss the management of pupil librarians.
£75 per subscribing school or £95 for non-subscribers (1x adult, 6x pupils)
9.30-12.00 at SLS, Warwick
Book online here

Wednesday 8th November 2017
Warwickshire Secondary Network Meeting: An opportunity for secondary school librarians to hear updates from WSLS - network about library issues, curriculum support and reading for pleasure. Within this meeting we will also decide on the winner of our Warwickshire Student Librarian of the Year 2018!
Please also join us from 10.30-12.30 to help us to shortlist for our popular Warwickshire Secondary Book Awards.
Free for WSLS subscribers, £35 for non- subscribers
1.30-3.30. at SLS, Warwick
Book online here

To view our full training programme for 2017-2018 please use this link
Future dates to remember:

Wednesday 14th February 2018:
Primary School Network Meeting: We will be highlighting the benefits of Library Management Systems (LMS) within the meeting and introducing Pergamon-Mu! A new Library Management System from Esferico.
FREE session
10am-12-30pm at SLS, Warwick
Book online here

Wednesday 7th March 2018:
The School Library and Accelerated Reader:
This training session is an opportunity to discuss AR and how it can be used in a variety of ways, whilst still supporting reading for pleasure. An empowering and useful session for staff working with reading and literacy in primary and secondary schools. The session will include a very useful, free toolkit! 
£50 for WSLS Subscribers, £75 for non-subscribers
10.00-12.30 Venue TBC
Book online here

We can help support schools using AR or thinking of using AR in a number of ways: through stock loans; stock purchase; stock maintenance; school training; advisory sessions and AR subscription offers. For more information about this please use this link

Monday 19th to Friday 23rd March 2018:
Year 4 Reading Celebration (Y4RC) Final Celebration Events: 
Following the success of last years event, our Y4RC will begin in January 2018. This encourages Year 4 pupils to read for pleasure and use their local Library. Pupils borrow and read four books and record this in a specially designed Reading Log. Four pupils from each school are invited to attend the Final Celebration Events that will be held the week beginning Monday 19th March at public Libraries throughout Warwickshire. For further information please contact us or click or click on this link to fill out our online form. 

Please get in touch with us if you would like any further information: schoolslibraryservice@warwickshire.gov.uk 


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