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The School Librarian: Previous Issues

The book reviews in The School Librarian are indexed online from Volume 53 onwards.


The ICT section reviews are available online from Volume 56 onwards.

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Volume 65, Number 2, Summer 2017

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  • Editorial
    Barbara Band
  • Notes from the President: Farewells
    Kevin Crossley-Holland
  • Another Book Award? Firing up Interest in Dublin Schools
    Joan Kelly
  • Innovative Ways to Promote Book Awards: Beyond the Essex Book Awards
    Allison King
  • Paying Homage to the SLA: Lessons from Turkey
    Ann Kardas
  • School Libraries – Their Importance Within the Wider Information Profession
    Karina van Dort
  • A Methodology for the Design of Tools to Assess Information Skills
    Dr Andrew K. Shenton
  • SLA Digital
    (SLA Digital Reviews are available online to SLA Members)
  • Book Reviews:
    (A complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Reviews editorial
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

Volume 65, Number 1, Spring 2017

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  • Editorial
    Steve Hird
  • Notes from the President: Tips for young writers
    Kevin Crossley-Holland
  • Some School Library Heroes
    Geoff Dubber
  • Books in Translation: Beyond the Narrow Horizon
    Charlotte Weatherley
  • ‘Non’: The School Library Association Information
    Book Award 2016

    Chris Brown and Lucy Chambers
  • Pupil Librarian Conference 2016: SLA Lancashire Branch
    Emma Suffield
  • Book Buzz: [at] Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre
    Claire Tyson and Mandy Rutter
  • The Body in the Library... (and other great ideas)
    Claudia Yates
  • SLA Digital
    (SLA Digital Reviews are available online to SLA Members)
  • Book Reviews:
    (A complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Reviews editorial
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

Volume 64, Number 4, Winter 2016

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  • Editorial
    Steve Hird
  • Notes from the President: Inspiration
    Kevin Crossley-Holland
  • School Libraries Celebration Day: School Librarian of the Year 2016
    Steve Hird
  • Profiles of the Honour List Librarians:   
    Sophie Chalmers; Rachel Knight; Amy McKay; Alison Tarrant; Lauren Thow
  • Michael Morpurgo: The Inaugural BookTrust Annual Lecture
    Michael Morpurgo
  • 'A Buzz Around the School': Running a School Book Award
    Ros Harding
  • ict[at]SLA - Websites and ICT resources
    (ict[at]SLA reviews are available online to SLA Members)
  • Book Reviews:
    (A complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Reviews editorial
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

Volume 64, Number 3, Autumn 2016

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  • Editorial
    Steve Hird
  • Rethink, Renew, Recharge: The SLA Weekend Course 2016
    Lin Smith
  • 'The most brilliant thing in the world of children's books': The Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals
    Joy Court
  • How to Grow Intelligent-thinking, Self-confident Students: A Librarian's Perspective
    Karina Van Dort
  • Hoards to Treasure: A School's Heritage Resources
    Anna Quick
  • School Librarian as Literacy Lead: A Great Opportunity
    Sally Dring
  • What To Do With a Carpet Roll: Display Ideas from an Enthusiast
    Lisa Fitzgerald
  • The 2016 Pupil Library Assistant Award: A Personal View
    Sam Miller
  • ict[at]SLA - Websites and ICT resources
    (ict[at]SLA reviews are available online to SLA Members)
  • Book Reviews:
    (A complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Reviews editorial
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

Volume 64, Number 2, Summer 2016

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  • Editorial
    Steve Hird
  • How far have we travelled? Looking backwards and forwards!
    Geoff Dubber
  • Pupil Library Assistant of the Year: The 2016 Award
    Steve Hird
  • Readers to Writers (and Back Again): A Personal Journey Shared
    Wendy Worley
  • Inspiring Readers: Book Aid International's new programme to bring a world of books into classrooms in Africa
    Jessica Faulkner
  • The Litcham Reading Hackers
    Kirsten Francis, with Cathy Berry and the Hackers
  • A Multi-Faceted Approach to School Pupils' Evaluation of Information
    Dr Andrew K. Shenton
  • The Costa Coffee Librarians
    Rachel Ayers Nelson
  • ict[at]SLA - Websites and ICT resources
    (ict[at]SLA reviews are available online to SLA Members)
  • Book Reviews:
    (A complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Reviews editorial
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

Volume 64, Number 1, Spring 2016

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  • Editorial
    Steve Hird
  • Notes from the President: On Reading
    Kevin Crossley-Holland
  • Information Book Award 2015: Celebrating Fascinating Facts
    Chris Brown
  • Could there be a Foyle Poet of the Year in your School?
    Ruth Smith
  • Library in the Sky: Introducing Core Books Online
    Ann Lazim
  • Information Literacy for Sixth Form Students: Evaluating its Perceived Use and Importance
    Karen Sisk
  • The Little English Library: Inspiring Children's Love of Language
    Helen Redding
  • It's not a Book, it's a Doorway: New Research into the
    Impact of the BookTrust School Library Pack

    Diana Gerald
  • ict[at]SLA - Websites and ICT resources
    (ict[at]SLA reviews are available online to SLA Members)
  • Book Reviews:
    (A complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Reviews editorial
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

Volume 63, Number 4, Winter 2015

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  • Editorial
    Steve Hird
  • Notes from the President: Inspiration
    Kevin Crossley-Holland
  • School Libraries Celebration Day 2015
    Steve Hird
  • School Librarian of the Year Award 2015
    Ginette Doyle
  • The SLA Inspiration Award 2015
    Dawn Woods
  • Tips for Event Organisers: Planning the Perfect Event
    Nicola Morgan and Duncan Wright
  • Surveying the Sixth Form: Usable Results from Short Surveys
    Julie Hoskins
  • A Genre Alphabet: Guidance for Secondary Students
    Anna Quick
  • The North Herts Book Award
    Sarah Linwood and Angela Dent
  • ict[at]SLA - Websites and ICT resources
    (ict[at]SLA reviews are available online to SLA Members)
  • Book Reviews:
    (A complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Reviews editorial
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

Volume 63, Number 3, Autumn 2015

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  • Editorial
    Steve Hird
  • Notes from the President: Gifts
    Kevin Crossley-Holland
  • Creating Future Learners: A Hoard of Knowledge – Reporting the SLA Weekend Course 2015
    Steve Hird
  • The Pupil Library Assistant of the Year Award: Why Do We Need It?
    Barbara Band and Susan Staniforth
    [download and print an Erratum to this article (PDF of pp134-135)]
  • My First Twelve Months: How Social Media Helped Me Develop as a School Librarian
  • Emma Suffield
  • Malorie Blackman and Bali Rai Visited Fernhill... So Did the BBC!
    Sue Murdoch
  • Graphic Novels in the School Library: Using Graphic Novels to Encourage Reluctant Readers and Improve Literacy
    Joel Crowley
  • School Library Research and the Conundrum of Informed Consent
    Andrew K. Shenton
  • ict[at]SLA - Websites and ICT resources
    (ict[at]SLA reviews are available online to SLA Members)
  • Book Reviews:
    (A complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Reviews editorial
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

Volume 63, Number 2, Summer 2015

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  • Editorial
    Steve Hird
  • Notes from the President: Raising the Roof
    Kevin Crossley-Holland
  • Thank You, Elspeth!
    Geoff Dubber
  • Marsh Award for Children’s Literature in Translation 2015: Transcript of the Presentation Speech
    Kevin Crossley-Holland
  • Personal Perspectives from a Book Pusher
    Annie Harrison
  • Find Hidden Library Treasure: Read Your Stock!
    Anna Quick
  • Developing a Love of Reading in Children: The Lovereading4schools Way
    Jo Grange
  • Mapping Effective School Library Spaces
    Loh Chin Ee
  • ict[at]SLA - Websites and ICT resources
    (ict[at]SLA reviews are available online to SLA Members)
  • Book Reviews:
    (A complete index of the book reviews in this issue is available)
    • Reviews editorial
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

Volume 63, Number 1, Spring 2015

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  • Editorial
    Steve Hird
  • Notes from the President: Celebrations and Challenges
    Kevin Crossley-Holland
  • The Life-Long Benefits of Reading for Pleasure
    Professor Alice Sullivan
  • Reading Makeover Stylists Project at Netherbrook Primary School
    Jo Avery
  • Ways to Improve Your Reading: Photographic Inspiration
    Sue Penny
  • SLAMbassadors with Tower Hamlets Schools Library Service and the Poetry Society
    Tom MacAndrew and Gillian Harris
  • Good News Library: Establishing a library in Malawi
    Lesley Martin
  • Literacy in Art: A Year 9 Project
    Patsy Moody and Nicky Clayton
  • ict[at]SLA - Websites and ICT resources
    (ict[at]SLA reviews are available online to SLA Members)
  • Book Reviews:
    (A complete index of the book reviews in this issue is available)
    • Reviews editorial
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

Volume 62, Number 4, Winter 2014

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  • Editorial
    Steve Hird
  • Celebration Day: Honouring the Best for 2014
    Geoff Dubber
  • SLYA 2014: Celebrating the Honour List Librarians
    Ginette Doyle
  • Informed Decisions: Information Book Award 2014
    Chris Brown
  • Notes from the President: Vivid Observations No.2
    Kevin Crossley-Holland
  • If You Go Down to the Woods Today...
    Chris Routh
  • Writing ‘The Reader’: School Writing Group Publishes a Book
    Helen Robinson
  • Could there be a Foyle Poet of the Year amongst your Pupils?
    Marcus Stanton and Lucy Wood
  • Enticing your Students into the Library: Promoting Physical and Virtual Stock
    Lucy Atherton
  • Websites and ICT resources
  • Reviews:
    (A complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Reviews editorial
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

Volume 62, Number 3, Autumn 2014

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  • Editorial
    Steve Hird
  • Notes from the President: Vivid Observations
    Kevin Crossley-Holland
  • No Librarian is an Island: SLA Weekend Course June 2014
    Nikki Heath
  • Ditch the Posters: Marketing our School Library
    Sarah Davies
  • Starting from Scratch: Encouraging Reading for Pleasure
    Andrea Hassan
  • One Small Stone: Building a Training Session on Inclusive Libraries
    Karen Goulding
  • The Thrill of the Choice: Selecting the 2014 School Library Pack
    Stephen King
  • Websites and ICT resources
  • Reviews:
    (A complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Reviews editorial
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

Volume 62, Number 2, Summer 2014

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  • Editorial
    Steve Hird
  • Library Perceptions of a New Year Seven Student
    Geoff Dubber
  • Lighting the Touchpaper: Have Your Say on the Big Issues
    Adam Lancaster
  • Librarian Steers the Way: Oslo in April 2014
    Lin Smith
  • Pupil Librarians: An Insider’s View
    James Kearney
  • A Rose By Any Other Name: Pseudonyms in Literature
    Sarah Lee Hope
  • The School Library at Carterton Community College
    Niall McWilliams
  • Brilliant Book Award Schools’ Extravaganza
    Elaine Stevenson
  • Babies and Bathwater:  Memory Banks in the Teaching of Information Literacy
    Dr Andrew K. Shenton
  • Websites and ICT resources
  • Reviews:
    (A complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Reviews editorial
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

Volume 62, Number 1, Spring 2014

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  • Editorial
    Steve Hird
  • The Bridge Learning Commons: A Whole School Approach to Learning for the Future: First Steps
    Carolyn Shaw, Darren Flynn and Lynn Barrett
  • Using iPads to Teach Year 7 Induction with Aurasma
    Emma Connolly and Julie Hoskins
  • My Year 8 iPad Project: Apps in Action
    Carol Williams
  • The Story Sack Project: A Flagship Project for the School
    Sonja Bredgaard
  • Fur and Faces: Profundity in Pictures: The Art of Robert Ingpen
    Chris Brown
  • Chris Brown – an appreciation
    Tricia Adams
  • Websites and ICT resources
  • Reviews:
    (A complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Reviews editorial
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

Volume 61, Number 4, Winter 2013

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  • Editorial
    Steve Hird
  • School Libraries Celebration Day: The SLA’s Awards for 2013
    Ginette Doyle
  • School Librarian of the Year: Profiles of the Honour List
    Ginette Doyle
  • Library Design Award: Citations of the Judging Panel
    Geoff Dubber, Jane Grimwood, Kevin Hubbard and Dawn Woods
  • Three Years Strong! The SLA Information Book Award 2013
    Chris Brown
  • Is Everybody In? Part 2. Making Our School Library Collection Truly Inclusive
    Alex Strick
  • A Look at eBook Platforms for the School Library
    Elspeth Scott
  • The Strange Encounter: My Approaches to Book Illustration
    Sarah Hughes
  • Websites and ICT resources
  • Reviews:
    (A complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Reviews editorial
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

Volume 61, Number 3, Autumn 2013

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  • Editorial
    Steve Hird
  • Reaching Out: New Ways to Engage. The 2013 Weekend Course, Belfast
    Steve Hird
  • Blogging to Improve Literacy at Key Stage 2
    David Mitchell
  • Is Everybody In? A look at diversity and inclusion in children’s books
    Alex Strick
  • The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Putting into practice a Year 7 author research project
    Eleanor Parker
  • Poetry in the Library: Effective and confident communication
    Hazel Scanlon
  • Durham Schools’ Big Book Bash
    Jacqui Durcan and Angela Roe
  • Websites and ICT resources
  • Reviews:
    (A complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Reviews editorial
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

Volume 61, Number 2, Summer 2013

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  • Editorial
    Steve Hird
  • Primary Language Teaching: Back on the Agenda
    Catherine Bruzzone
  • Language Case Study: Peasedown St John Primary School
    Gill Trueman and Belinda King
  • Whole-school Literacy: Achieving Recognition for your School Library
    Lyn Hopson
  • Promoting Good Practice: The Warwickshire SLS Library Awards
    Stella Thebridge
  • ‘Jane Eyre is my BookFace Friend!’: Using Social Networking Templates to Explore Characters
    Kathryn Brack
  • Information-Seeking, Information Literacy and Cognitive Psychology
    Dr Andrew K. Shenton
  • Websites and ICT resources
  • Reviews:
    (A complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Reviews editorial
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

Volume 61, Number 1, Spring 2013

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  • Editorial
    Steve Hird
  • The Continuing Adventures of the School Library Association Information Book Award
    Chris Brown
  • Small But Perfectly Formed: A New Library for Stenness Community School
    Elizabeth Lawrence and Frances Sinclair
  • Wikipedia and Information Literacy: A Springboard for Research
    Andrew Gray
  • Akili Trust: Supporting Libraries in East Africa
    Pam Dix
  • LAL with LOL at MHS: Literacy Across Learning in the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence
    Elspeth Scott
  • Anthologise: Entering the National Poetry Competition
    Lynne Webb
  • Websites and ICT resources
  • Reviews:
    (A complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Reviews editorial
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

Volume 60, Number 4, Winter 2012

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  • Editorial
    Steve Hird
  • School Libraries Celebration Day: The SLA’s Awards for 2012
    Lin Smith
  • SLYA 2012: Honour List Citations
    Dawn Woods
  • Library Design Award 2012: Citations of the Judging Panel
    Geoff Dubber, Rob Stone and Anne-Marie Tarter
  • Librarians are Leaders of Learning: Leadership and the School Library
    Carol Webb
  • YALDI! The Glasgow School Libraries Magazine Project
    Clare Thompson
  • Buzzing, Fizzing and Crackling: A View from the Corner of the Library
    John Townsend
  • How To Make 60 = 75: Numbering the Journal
    Chris Brown
  • Websites and ICT resources
  • Reviews:
    (A complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Reviews editorial
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

Volume 60, Number 3, Autumn 2012

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  • Editorial
    Steve Hird
  • Lighting the Future: Reviewing the joint SLA, SLG and YLG Weekend Conference
    Sally Dring
  • Guardians of the Hoard
    Kevin Crossley-Holland
  • Exposure to E-Books: Exciting or Extravagant?
    Duncan Wright
  • Our Whole School Olympics Project – Love Sport: Love Reading
    Jayne Gould
  • Greater Expectations: Aspirational Reading for Young People Today
    Stephen Meek
  • Out of Bounds: British Black and Asian Poets
    Frank Startup
  • Websites and ICT resources
  • Reviews:
    (A complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Reviews editorial
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

Volume 60, Number 2, Summer 2012

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  • Editorial
    Steve Hird
  • The SLA is 75! So what have we been up to since the last big anniversary?
    Ginette Doyle
  • Geraldine McCaughrean at the Eleanor Farjeon Award: A Diversion in Documents
    Geraldine McCaughrean
  • Researching the Tintin Effect: How can the active promotion of graphic novels enhance boys’ enthusiasm for leisure reading?
    Val Bunn
  • The Lost Suitcase: A Cross-Curricular Project in the LRC
    Sue Bastone
  • ‘Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore’: Discoveries on a Study Trip to the USA
    Josephine Crimp
  • Websites and ICT resources
  • Reviews:
    (A complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Reviews editorial
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

Volume 60, Number 1, Spring 2012

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  • Editorial
    Steve Hird
  • The SLA Information Book Award: Reviewing the First Year
    Chris Brown
  • Truth, Lies and the Internet: Exploring Digital Fluency
    Jamie Bartlett and Carl Miller
  • The UKLA Book Award: A Teachers’ ‘Carnegie’?
    Prue Goodwin
  • The Skype’s the Limit: Virtual Events in the School Library
    Helen Cleaves
  • A Barrier to Communication? The Challenging Language of Information Behaviour
    Andrew K. Shenton
  • Websites and ICT resources
  • Reviews:
    (A complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Reviews editorial
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

Volume 59, Number 4, Winter 2011

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  • Editorial
    Steve Hird
  • School Libraries Celebration Day: The SLA's 2011 Awards
    Ginette Doyle and Steve Hird
  • SLYA 2011: Honour List Citations
    Dawn Woods
  • Library Design Award 2011: Citations of the Judging Panel
    Geoff Dubber, Rob Stone and Anne-Marie Tarter
  • I Wish I’d Known That Sooner...: Ten Tips for School Librarians
    Duncan Wright
  • Is Marketing the Way Forward for School Librarians?
    Claire Warren
  • Boys and Books – Again!
    Sue Hunt
  • Connecting Classrooms: Using International Links to Put Your Library on the Map
    Sue Seymour
  • Websites and ICT resources
  • Reviews:
    (A complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Reviews editorial
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

The School Librarian Autumn 2011 Volume 59, Number 3, Autumn 2011

  • Editorial
    Steve Hird
  • Information Literacy and our Primary School Library
    Annike Dase
  • Libraries Give Us Power: Reviewing the SLA Weekend Course 2011
    Sally Dring
  • Standing at the Crossroads: Ten Years as a School Librarian – a Personal View
    Duncan Wright
  • Is There a Place for iPods in our School Libraries and Resource Centres?
    Katie Edwards
  • Encouraging Teachers to Read Teenage Fiction
    Julie Hoskins
  • Hosting a Library Conference: 'Digital Natives'
    Rachael Guy
  • Websites and ICT resources
  • Reviews:
    (A complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Reviews editorial
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

The School Librarian Summer 2011 Volume 59, Number 2, Summer 2011

  • Editorial
    Steve Hird
  • Save Our Librarian: A Case Study
    Stephen King
  • Learning Brick by Brick: How Lego can expand the minds of your students
    Kevin Sheehan
  • Rethinking Learning: The Library Challenging Tradition
    David Lindley
  • School Librarian and Company Director: The Dual Life of a Book Award Organiser
    Lyn Hopson
  • Enriching Lives in the Library: The Eddie McCluskey Library Bursary
    Hannah Thomson
  • Ursula Moray Williams (1911-2006)
    Colin Davison
  • Websites and ICT resources
  • Reviews:
    (A complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Reviews editorial
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

The School Librarian Spring 2011 Volume 59, Number 1, Spring 2011

  • Editorial
    Steve Hird
  • Whatever Happened to the UK Survey of School Libraries?
    David Streatfield, Sue Shaper and Simon Rae-Scott
  • Let's Hear It for Schools Library Services
    Alison Brumwell
  • Skills for Life: Delivering Information Literacy Skills
    Sue Bastone
  • Ideas to Perk Up Library Storytimes and Other Children's Programmes
    Barbara Freedman-De Vito
  • The Curious Breed of the Television Tie-In
    Andrew Shenton and Naomi Hay-Gibson
  • Websites and ICT resources
  • Reviews:
    (A complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Reviews editorial
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

School Librarian 2010 04Volume 58, Number 4, Winter 2010

  • Editorial
    Steve Hird
  • School Librarian of the Year
    Ginette Doyle and Steve Hird
  • SLYA 2010: Honour List Citations
    Ginette Doyle
  • Pupil Librarians: The Pros and Cons of Volunteer Students in School Libraries
    Claire O'Neill
  • Sleuth! Investigating Detective Fiction for Children
    Penny Billyeald
  • Creating and Using a Subject Index
    Sarah Masters
  • Reflections... of a Retiring South African School Librarian
    Marilynn Berrington
  • Websites and ICT resources
  • Reviews:
    (A complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Reviews editorial
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Professional

School Librarian 2010 03Volume 58, Number 3, Autumn 2010

  • Editorial
    Steve Hird
  • The Magic Threshold: Step into New Worlds. Report from the SLA Weekend Course 2010
    Steve Hird
  • Reporting on Reading: A Survey into the Reading Attitudes and Personal Reading Habits of Year 2 Children
    Michelle Austin and Biddy Casselden
  • Effective School Libraries: Evidence of Impact on Student Achievement
    Lynn Barrett
    This article is available as a free PDF download.
  • What's in a Name? National Non-Fiction Day
    Adam Lancaster
  • The Curriculum for Excellence: Knowledge, Engagement and Contribution by Scottish School Librarians
    Christine Irving
  • Websites and ICT resources
  • Reviews:
    (A complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Reviews editorial
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

School Librarian 2010 02Volume 58, Number 2, Summer 2010

  • Editorial
    Steve Hird
  • "What's My Email Address Anyway, Miss?": Communicating with the Facebook Generation
    Nicola McNee
  • To E Or Not to E? That and a Lot of Other Questions...
    Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore
  • Our iPod Touch Experiment
    Liz Smith
  • Using Source from the Open Web: The Challenge for Students
    Joyce Martin
  • The Problem of Plagiarism... Just What Can We Do About It?
    Andrew K Shenton
  • The Diary of a Reformed Plagiarist
    Anne-Marie Tarter
  • Cephalonian Induction: It's Well Worth a Try
    Karen King and Nikki Heath
  • When Harry Met Jacky: And the Kids' Lit Quiz
    Jacky Atkinson
  • Websites and ICT resources
  • Reviews:
    (A complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Reviews editorial
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

School Librarian 2010 01Volume 58, Number 1, Spring 2010

  • Editorial
    Steve Hird
  • A Word from the SLA's New President
    Miranda McKearney
  • Library Aloud: Storytelling and Reading Aloud Give your School Library a Buzz
    Alec Williams
  • West Kent Schools Themed Book Awards
    Anne Whiteley
  • A Day with Dave Gibbons: Comic Book Genius
    Paul Register
  • The Modern School Library: Caveats, Anomalies and Dilemmas for the Information Professional
    Andrew Shenton and David Johnson
  • Going for Growth in the School Library
    Anita Baker
  • Websites and ICT resources
  • Reviews:
    (A complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Reviews editorial
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

School Librarian 2009 04Volume 57, Number 4, Winter 2009

  • Editorial
    Steve Hird
  • School Librarian of the Year Award 2009: Diary of the Award Panel: Celebrating and Supporting Excellence
    Dianne Southcombe
  • School Librarian of the Year Award 2009: Honour List Citations
    Ginette Doyle
  • Graphicology
    Chris Brown
  • Top of the League: Using Football to Encourage Reading in Schools
    Tom Palmer
  • Making a Difference: How a Reading Scheme and an Unusual Competition are Helping to Ring Changes in the Northern Pennines
    Chris Goy
  • Websites and ICT resources
  • Reviews:
    (A complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Reviews editorial
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

School Librarian 2009 03Volume 57, Number 3, Autumn 2009

  • Editorial
    Steve Hird
  • The Breslins in Conversation
    Frances and Theresa Breslin
  • Exploding the Library!
    Mike Dodsworth
  • Take Your Partners: The SLA Weekend Course 2009
    Steve Hird
  • "Boys into Books": Working Wonders in Doncaster
    Lyn Hopson
  • Developing a Whole School Approach to Information Literacy
    Andrea Angus, Rebecca Christine and Duncan Wright
  • What Do Students Read in a Typical Day?
    James Hind and Marilyn Roberts
  • Obituary: Naomi Lewis
    Chris Brown
  • Websites and ICT resources
  • Reviews:
    (A complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Reviews editorial
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

School Librarian 2009 02Volume 57, Number 2, Summer 2009

  • Editorial
    Steve Hird
  • The Right to be Seen: The 2009 Patrick Hardy Lecture
    Verna Wilkins
  • Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom: Principles into Practice
    Jo Sennett
  • Exploiting a VLE to Promote Reading and Information Literacy
    Sarah Masters
  • Successful Primary School Libraries: Six Case Studies
    Helen Greenwood, Claire Creaser, Sally Maynard
  • Geting the Opinions Which Count
    Michael Malaghan
  • Websites and ICT resources
  • Reviews:
    (A complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional
    • Index of advertisers
    • Index of books reviewed

 

School Librarian 2009 01Volume 57, Number 1, Spring 2009

  • Editorial
  • The Invisible Friendship: The Marsh Award 2009 Speech
    Anthony Horowitz
  • Christine Crump and the Poetry Crunch: The Results of a Survey of the Use of Poetry in School Libraries
    Alec Williams
  • School Intranets as an Information Resource for Pupils: Some Strengths and Weaknesses
    Andrew K. Shenton
  • Developing a KS3 Reading Scheme
    Fay Dowding
  • The Write Path: A Collaborative Writing Project
    Beverley Humphrey
  • Websites and ICT resources
  • Reviews:
    (A complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional
    • Index of advertisers
    • Index of books reviewed

 

School Librarian 2008 04Volume 56, Number 4, Winter 2008

  • My Life So Far... Taking up the Reins at the SLA
    Tricia Adams
  • The Campaign for the Book
    Alan Gibbons
  • If Living Is Seeing: Engaging with Web 2.0
    Ross Todd
  • The Role of the Editor in the Creation of a Children's Novel
    Rosalind Kerven
  • Harry Potter and the Increasing Birth Rate: An Overview of the UK Children's Book Market
    Kate Wilson
  • Once Upon a Theme: The Challenge for the School Library on Open Night
    Tanja Jennings
  • Websites and ICT resources
  • Reviews:
    (A complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poems and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

School Librarian 2008 03Volume 56, Number 3, Autumn 2008

  • Leading Learning
    Steve Hird
  • School Libraries Leading Learning: Reviewing the SLA Weekend Course
    Duncan Wright
  • A Question of Retirement: An Interview
    Kathy Lemaire
  • Life Beyond the Resource Centre
    Sue Bussey
  • Join the Debate! School Librarians and the Debating Team
    Sarah-Jane Brand
  • Websites and ICT resources
  • Reviews:
    (A complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poems and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

School Librarian 2008 02Volume 56, Number 2, Summer 2008

  • A Time to Celebrate
    Steve Hird
  • School Librarian of the Year 2008: the results in full
    Geoff Dubber, Dianne Southcombe and Kathy Lemaire
  • Reflections: A Year in the Life of the School Librarian of the Year
    Ingrid Hopson
  • Schools, Libraries and the National Year of Reading
    Michele Jones
  • Kids' Lit Quiz: The Pub Quiz without the Beer ­ Revisited
    Eileen Armstrong
  • What Makes an Ideal School Library
    Andrew K. Shenton
  • Websites and ICT resources
  • Reviews:
    (A complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poems and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Professional 

School Librarian 2008 01Volume 56, Number 1, Spring 2008

  • New year, new look
    Steve Hird
  • The Bigger Picture: the 2007 Patrick Hardy Lecture
    Michael Rosen
  • The Imagination Library: Dolly comes to Rotherham
    Bronwen Watson
  • Teachers as Readers in the 21st Century
    Prue Goodwin
  • Bringing Poetry Alive: T S Eliot Prize Shadowing Scheme
    Chris Holifield
  • 'Our Beautiful New Library': Planning a Primary School Library
    Ann Leeming
  • ict[at]sla : Websites and ICT Resources
  • Reviews:
    (A complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

School Librarian 2007 04Volume 55, Number 4, Winter 2007

  • Editorial Steve Hird
  • Briefing Alec Williams
  • Oh the Places You'll Go: a personal view of career development April Eichmiller
  • Doncaster Book Award: the ups and downs of establishing a local book award Lyn Hopson
  • Treading the Boards in Cardiff: the South East Wales branch Carnegie Shadowing event, 20 June 2007 Steve Hird
  • Maths in the News Carol Williams
  • Maths in the News: A Year 7 Library Lesson Rob Wix
  • Library NVQs for Students and Library Staff Alike Steven Oakden
  • The Moon at your fingertips Charlotte Heppell
  • Reviews:
    (A complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional
    • ict[at]SLA

School Librarian 2007 03Volume 55, Number 3, Autumn 2007

  • Editorial Steve Hird
  • Briefing
  • The Future is Now Alec Williams
  • 'The greatest university of all is a collection of books' Mike Butler
  • Can a world final of the Kids' Lit Quiz be organized in six months? - you just do it! Jacky Atkinson
  • School Libraries and the VLE: using Moodle for the Cumbria LSS Book Awards Fay Dowding
  • The information-seeking behaviour of teenagers in an English high school Andrew K Shenton
  • Reviews:
    (A complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional
    • ict[at]SLA

School Librarian 2007 02Volume 55, Number 2, Summer 2007

  • Editorial Steve Hird
  • Briefing
  • SLA School Librarian of the Year Honour List 2007 Geoff Dubber
  • School library services: the last ten years Claire Creaser
  • Engaging the Google generation through Web 2.0 Judy O'Connell
  • Building on Good School Libraries Alec Williams
  • Reviews:
    (A complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional
    • ict[at]SLA

School Librarian 2007 01Volume 55, Number 1, Spring 2007

  • Editorial Nancy Chambers
  • Briefing
  • A Childhood in Books Gervase Phinn
  • 'What Is Around You Matters' Anne Fine
  • The Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation, 2007 Wendy Cooling
  • Back Issues: An Occasional Glance at Perennial Concerns Sheila Ray
  • The Use of Independent School Libraries in England and Wales Richard Turner
  • Walking Towards Chartership Julia Rayment
  • Reviews:
    (A complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

School Librarian 2006 04Volume 54, Number 4, Winter 2006

  • Editorial Nancy Chambers
  • Briefing
  • Afterwords: An Interview with Aidan Chambers Alec Williams
  • Ahlberg to Zephaniah: Great poetry that works with children Stephen Bicknell
  • Recommended resources: A personal selection of advice from books and peers Anne-Marie Tarter
  • Personal, learning and thinking skills: The QCA framework Ian Shaw
  • Promoting the school library: A portfolio is a visual record of achievement Wendy Worley
  • Reviews:
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

School Librarian 2006 03Volume 54, Number 3, Autumn 2006

  • Editorial Nancy Chambers
  • Briefing
  • If You've Got It, Flaunt It: Promoting the School Library. SLA Weekend Course, University of Bath Steve Hird
  • Improving School Libraries. The "Better Libraries" Project in Norfolk Robin Gregory and Paul Cunningham
  • Re-encountering the son of a poacher Rachel Anderson
  • Back Issues. The first in a series of occasional columns recalls the beginnings of the SLA Sheila Ray
  • Weblogs for Schools Phil Bradley
  • Reviews:
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

School Librarian 2006 02Volume 54, Number 2, Summer 2006

  • Editorial Nancy Chambers
  • Briefing
  • What can we learn from good school libraries? Philip Jarrett
  • The SLA School Librarian of the Year Award 2006: the Honour List Eileen Armstrong, Steve Hird and Kathy Lemaire
  • Libraries supporting learners Dorothy Williams
  • Belfast, the Library and the Wardrobe. The C S Lewis connection Joy Alexander
  • Schools Library Services: Key results from the LISU survey 2004-05 Claire Creaser
  • Reviews:
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

School Librarian 2006 01Volume 54, Number 1, Spring 2006

  • Editorial Nancy Chambers
  • Briefing
  • Golding's prophetic fable: The Lord of the Flies now needs to be read anew Peter Hollindale
  • The need for adventure: The Patrick Hardy lecture Anthony Horowitz
  • Use of ICT in US schools: A daily routine helps equip students with life-long skills Alison Turriff
  • Fanfiction: A room of their own for teenagers Lucy Pearson
  • Reviews:
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

School Librarian 2005 04Volume 53, Number 4, Winter 2005

  • Editorial Ray Lonsdale
  • Briefing
  • Up for inspection. A look at the process in England and its link to self evaluation Geoff Dubber
  • Student volunteers, worthwhile or more trouble than they are worth? Karen Horsfield
  • One step further. Improving School Library Services for primary schools Gillian Harris and Judith Collins
  • Digging for treasure. A makeover of a website used by thousands of schools Martin Hill
  • Solo workers. Getting away for meetings can be difficult Richard Turner
  • Reviews:
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Fiction, Information material
    • Five to Sixteen
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Fiction, Information material
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Fiction, Citizenship, Languages
    • Professional

School Librarian 2005 03Volume 53, Number 3, Autumn 2005

  • Editorial Ray Lonsdale
  • Briefing
  • Knowledge is power. This year's SLA Weekend Conference Ray Lonsdale and Alec Williams
  • From e-books to e-PALS. A project that keeps students in touch across the world Karen King
  • Integration of paper and electronic resources in school libraries Andrew K Shenton
  • Winds of change in Chile: Improvements in Learning Resource Centres Sarah McNichol
  • Danger: the library. Challenging stereotypes in children's literature Vivian Wright
  • Reviews:
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Fiction, Information material
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Fiction, Information material
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Fiction, Poetry
    • Professional

School Librarian 2005 02Volume 53, Number 2, Summer 2005

  • Editorial Ray Lonsdale
  • Briefing
  • Five cheers and a double act. The SLA School Librarian of the Year Award Alec Williams
  • Bhutan's school libraries: transforming vision into reality Felicity Shaw
  • Author Alan Gibbons, Defender of Belfast at the SLA Northern Ireland Conference Richard Murphy
  • Read Regular: help for dyslexic readers Linda Banner
  • BRILL reading: a perspective from a Scottish island Frances Sinclair
  • 'I know where I'm going': A pilot project on self evaluation for school libraries Sheila Percival
  • Reviews:
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Fiction, Information material
    • Five to Sixteen
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Fiction, Information material
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Fiction, Careers, Poetry

School Librarian 2005 01Volume 53, Number 1, Spring 2005

  • Editorial Ray Lonsdale
  • Briefing
  • We are what we read: The Patrick Hardy Lecture Michael Morpurgo
  • Spotlight on South Africa Alison Rudd-Clarke
  • The Marsh Award For Children’s Literature in Translation: Presentation Speech Aidan Chambers
  • Schools and public libraries: working together. A follow-up research project Ruth Buckingham and Sarah McNicol
  • The benefits of Revealweb Diane Farline and Wendy Hall
  • Print-on-demand Dennis Hamley
  • Reviews:
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

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