Welcome to the online Cataloguing training programme. Participants are being offered an enjoyable and rewarding programme of learning and experience which will lead to a certificate of participation from the School Library Association.
This training is provided by Sarah Pavey, MSc FCLIP and is suitable for both primary and secondary school library staff. Sarah has a degree in Biochemistry and a Masters in Information Science. She worked as a school librarian for over 15 years in the UK, both in independent and maintained schools. She was recently librarian at Box Hill School in Surrey and is now working as an independent Library Consultant. Sarah conducts regular training events for CILIP, School Library Association, Special Schools and Academies Trust and International Baccalaureate in both the primary and secondary sectors. She is co-author of The Innovative School Librarian (Facet, 2009) and has spoken at numerous library conferences.
Benefits to the participants
The opportunity to gain knowledge and to put it to practical use in your school library. This will result in a deeper understanding of the way the library is organised and an understanding of how you can develop the library services to meet the needs of the pupils.
Benefits to the school
The SLA offers practical training, advice and support to your library co-ordinator. The course consists of a series of modules which lead the participant through the essential skills needed for organising and exploiting the different resources in the school library.
Who is eligible to apply?
Anyone who has responsibility for cataloguing the library resources or is interested in the process.
How much does it cost?
The course costs £50.00 (for SLA members) and £150.00 (for non members). You can pay by BACS, credit card or cheque. We will raise an invoice to cover the amount due as soon as we receive your enrolment form. On receipt of your enrolment form the SLA will confirm login details. Participants are asked not to share their login details with anyone else.
Upon completion, please contact the SLA office to request a certificate of participation which will be issued free-of-charge.
Further information and next steps
For information about what is covered in each module please download the overview of the course:
Word document, 15 kB (Requires Microsoft Word 2007 or later)
If you are interested in enrolling please complete the enrolment form:
Word document, 24 kB (Requires Microsoft Word 97 or later)
and return it to:
School Library Association
1 Pine Court
For further information on the programme please telephone 01793 530166 or email info[at]sla.org.uk.
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