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The SLA blog contains news about the SLA and topical information of general interest to our members. The blog has been running since 2004. An RSS 2.0 feed and information about how to subscribe to the blog are available.

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Three new ISLD posters

ISLD posterSLA is pleased to offer three new downloadable posters for you to  
promote International School Library Day in your school.

These are new additions to the set of ten we made available last year and which are still available to download and use.

All these posters are also available in Welsh.

Other resources can also be found on our International School Library Day website pages.

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Supplementary Materials for Paperwork Made Easy

Paperwork Made EasySchool Library Policies and Development Plans is a special supplement to the SLA's guideline book Paperwork Made Easy.

Fifteen examples of library policies and development plans from a wide range of schools are shown, to guide you in planning your own documents that will help to formulate thinking about the library, the services that it offers, the role it plays in school and its future direction.

These examples of policies and development plans are available exclusively to SLA members as a pdf download.

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SLA email problems finally at an end

We are delighted to report that our ongoing email problems are finally solved. You may now contact us on the following emails:

For general office enquiries: info(at)sla.org.uk
For advisory enquiries: sally.duncan(at)sla.org.uk
For regional training courses: ann.adams(at)sla.org.uk
For publications enquiries: jane.cooper(at)sla.org.uk
For weekend course: dawn.barras(at)sla.org.uk

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New posters to download for NYR

NYR posterThree new specially-designed posters in our series for National Year of Reading are now available. Featuring quotations about books, libraries and librarians, they can be used to help create a buzz around reading.

The posters are intended for printing out at good quality resolution at A4 edge-to-edge size or can also be easily enlarged to make an A3 poster or reduced to make an A6 postcard. They could also be sent to your local digital print shop if you want to get the best results.

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Nominate your favourite librarian!

nomination formNominations for the School Librarian of the Year 2009 are now open. Please consider recommending a school librarian who demonstrates outstanding professional qualities. You can nominate a colleague in primary or secondary schools who you think deserves to be recognised for the work that they do.

The award ceremony will take place on International School Library Day - 5th October 2009. The nomination period runs from 1st September to 30th November 2008. Nomination forms were included in the Autumn issue of The School Librarian, or can be downloaded here.

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Book now for SLA training courses

Book now for our two early October training courses and receive the early booking discount (up to 15 September).

Reading and Libraries in the Foundation Stage and KS1 takes place on Wednesday 8 October 2008 in Halifax. Trainer Anne Harding explores ways to build a love of books and lay the foundations for happy and successful reading. An interactive course for early years practitioners, foundation stage coordinators, literacy coordinators, foundation stage and KS1 teachers and teaching assistants.

For further information and booking, click here.

Getting Them and Keeping Them: Reading across the Primary/Secondary Transition takes place on Thursday 9 October 2008 in Enfield. Trainer Alec Williams looks at ways to promote reading for pleasure and how to create a reading culture that runs across the transition from primary to secondary. A course for primary teachers running a school library, secondary school librarians, support staff and English teachers.

An accompanying member of staff from a partner school can attend at a reduced price. For further information and booking, click here.

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