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Kids' Lit Quiz Voluntary Regional Organiser


Looking to develop your CV and develop contact with like minded librarian colleagues across the UK? – Then look no further!

The Chairman and Trustees of the Kids' Lit Quiz UK are looking for a Regional Organiser for the coming year and beyond, for South West England (based in the Plymouth area or near the Devon/Cornish border), to join our happy team of volunteers.

The KLQ UK hold 19 Regional Heats up and down the country which culminates in a grand National Final, normally held in London. The winning UK National team are then invited to enter the World Final the following year, which would take place in one of the other participating countries. Wayne Mills, our Founder and Quizmaster, asks questions on children's literature and it could be anything from the Comics to the Classics. There is no reading list. The Regional Organiser would be responsible for contacting schools to enter teams of four students from Years 6, 7 and 8 to compete for the Regional cup, to collect the entry fees and complete a Returns Form to be sent to the National Treasurer, and to provide a venue (usually a School hall) to hold approx 20 teams and supply light refreshments. All expenses are paid.

A list of Guidelines will be sent on request.

For further details, please contact Jacky Atkinson, Chairman - klquktrustee1[at]gmail.com


St George’s School seeks an experienced librarian to lead our library team and further develop the library space.

The School
Serving the international community in Cologne for almost 30 years, St George’s School combines an enriching curriculum with family orientated care. The school has grown from small beginnings into a thriving community of over 750 pupils, aged from 2-18 and representing more than 40 nationalities. The National Curriculum is taught throughout the school, and we offer the IB Diploma in our Sixth form. One of a group of four schools located across Germany, St George’s offers the successful applicant an exciting range of opportunities for professional development and growth across the school group
The Location

Located on a new, purpose built campus on the outskirts of Cologne, St George’s School enjoys direct transport links to the city centre, as well as to the greater area of Cologne-Bonn. Germany’s fourth largest city, Cologne is a dynamic and vibrant cultural centre, with a large and diverse international community. Situated in the heart of Europe, Cologne offers a high standard of living, as well as numerous opportunities for travel and cultural discovery. Cologne-Bonn airport is located only 20km from the school, with many daily flights to the UK, and a high speed rail service connects Cologne to London, via Brussels.

Please download our application pack below for detailed information about the role.

SGSC Application Pack 2018 Librarian

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For further details, and to make an application, please visit our website
Only applications made through our on-line system will be considered.  

Closing date: 15th September 2018. The school reserves the right to contact outstanding applicants in advance of this deadline.
St George’s is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will therefore be subject to enhanced background checks.

For any enquires relating to this role, please do not hesitate to contact us directly:

Mr. P. Dickinson
Academic and Recruiting Director.
Tel: 0049 2233 808870





An exciting vacancy has arisen within the SLA. 

The Member Development Librarian will have oversight of Member Services, and be the first port of call for profession based (opposed to membership based) enquiries. This person will enjoy a great degree of autonomy and will take responsibility for managing her/his day-to-day workload.  Main areas of responsibility will be in maintaining and developing services to Association members and looking after the website content. Project management may be required at times.

The Member Development Librarian has to have a flexible approach in assisting with urgent demands and new projects. They will work with the team in the Office to ensure SLA members receive a first class service and a strong and proactive Association.

Base:            SLA office, Swindon

Hours:             37 per week although a part time role of 25 hours or more would be considered (Flexible Working Arrangements available after the probation period)

Salary:        NJC scale 28-29: £25463 - £26470 (FTE)

Holiday:      22 days plus bank holidays

Closing date: Wednesday 29th August. For more information, see the documents below (the person specification is 'Why work at the SLA') or email info[at]sla.org.uk

Member Development Librarian

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Why work at the SLA

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SLA Application form MDL

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