Training and support

Training and support for school libraries and reading

What do we offer?

  • In-service training courses that deal with a range of library related issues. These can be school based or centrally organised.
  • Reading Updates that provide termly briefings on the best newly published resources together with current awareness information on all matters connected to reading for pleasure.
  • Regular Forums for Secondary school staff responsible for the school library to share good practice, training and information on new initiatives.
  • Discounted training for school networks/clusters.

Examples of Training Courses SLS can deliver:

Greenaway Shadowing and Visual Literacy 
A look at how quality picture books can impact on teaching, learning and developing literacy skills. This course will inspire and fully prepare you for the “shadowing” process with practical ideas to take back to school. Suitable for both Primary and Secondary school staff. 
Reading for Pleasure 
Encouraging children to read for pleasure is an important part of any literacy strategy. This course will outline a variety of approaches that can be used to get everyone in school reading. Learn how to make reading fun and enjoyable for everyone and engage your reluctant readers using the latest technology. It also covers practical advice on running reading clubs, Chatterbooks groups and whole school reading events. Suitable for both Primary and Secondary school staff. 

Library training sessions for 2021 

New training courses will be available soon.

For more information on training or library support, please contact SLS on 024 7697 5485 or email

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Schools Library and Resource Service

Address: Central Library
Smithford Way

Telephone: 024 7697 5485