The School Library Association Information Book Awards nominees have been announced.
The 12 – 16 category includes:
- Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust by Doreen Rappaport.
- How to Draw Like a Fashion Designer by Celia Joicey and Dennis Nothdruft.
- Starving the Anxiety Gremlin by Kate Collins-Donnelly, illustrated by Rosy Salaman.
- Who’s Who of World War I by Clive Gifford.
- Weird Sea Creatures by Erich Hoyt.
From the School Library Association
We are trying to get a more complete picture of the situation in school libraries in the UK now. We have designed a very simple, short and quick survey to get a sense of the position school libraries are in currently. Please take 5 minutes to fill it in. All answers are anonymous and cannot be tracked to a specific respondent.
The more schools we have responses from the better our data will be, and the more notice will be taken of the results when we talk to stakeholders and government – so please distribute the link to all your networks and to other schools in your area or cluster. The survey is open now – and will stay open for 4 weeks – until Friday 25th May. Access the survey here.
On Friday the School Library Resource Centre at St Maurice’s HS welcomed Helg Harper and Hilde Solhaug from Askim videregående skole in South East Norway. They and their colleagues (190 in total) were in Scotland on a short staff development trip and were taking the opportunity to learn more about the Scottish Education system.
In a visit arranged by the Scottish branch of the School Library Association, Helg and Hilde came to St Maurice’s before heading on to visit a school in Glasgow. Ms Cameron, LRCM @ St Maurice’s gave the two ladies a tour of the school before spending the morning in the LRC discovering how Scottish School Libraries run and exchanging ideas which they can take home to Norway.
Although Askim videregående skole is mainly a Sixth Form/Technical College , with academic and vocational courses and has about 900 pupils aged 16-19, it was a great opportunity to show them our initiatives here in North Lanarkshire for our older pupils. They had a chance to explore our blogs and find out about our Catalyst awards as well as how we go about improvement planning and supporting pupils with Careers information, Information Skills and other initiatives at a more local level.
Thanks to Hilary Petrie for arranging the visit. We hope they enjoyed their trip to Scotland!