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Manchester Branch


Manchester BranchContact Details

  • Chair: Judith Sprawling
    Turton School
    Bromley Cross Road
    BL7 9LZ
    Tel: 01204 333233 (Ext. 117)
    Email: sprawlingj[at]turton.uk.com  












Branch Events

The School Library Association Manchester Branch presents

“Help I’m in charge of the Secondary School Library”

Thursday 28 February 2019, 9:15am-15:00pm

at Dean Trust Ardwick, 345 Stockport Road, Manchester M13 0LF

Early bird price: Non Members £150  Members of SLA £90

Have you recently taken over responsibility for looking after the library but are not sure where to start? If so, this course is for you!  An essential course for anyone new to running or managing a school library, delegates will consider the role of the library in the school, gain an overview about all aspects of managing the school library and learn about the processes and practical aspects of running it.  They will also have the opportunity to look at a range of resources for the Library.

Topics covered will include creating an inspiring library environment, library organisation and maintenance (including an introduction to Dewey and the benefits of a range of Library Management systems), selecting and buying books, library promotion, budgeting and writing a library policy/development plan. Delegates will leave with the confidence to move the library forward and ensure it is used to maximum effect within their schools.

For more details and to book please click here.


We are a branch of the School Library Association but please note that your school does not need to be a member of the SLA for you to attend our meetings (although preferential rates apply if there is a charge for an event).

SLA Manchester branch AGM and talk by the fabulous prize-winning author and MBE recipient Alex Wheatle
MMU Business School 4.00pm - 4.30pm
AGM 4.30 - 5.15pm
Talk and book signing by Alex Wheatle 5.15pm – 6.15pm
Social  6.45pm at Zouk5

MC AGM and Social invite 11 March 2019

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Branch Newsletters

SLAM Newsletter Autumn 2015

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