Magazine article School Librarian

Editorial

Magazine article School Librarian

Editorial

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We're told to expect thunderstorms in South Yorkshire later, but for now it's sunny and hot, the butterflies are out in force in my garden, and England's cricketers have just soundly beaten India in the second Test Match. Happy days! Like the coming storm, we can expect gloomy news on the school library front in the days and months ahead, and must continue to be as prepared as we can, and keep making the case for libraries loudly and cogently, on behalf of our users and the vital services we provide. But, just as the cricket and the lovely summer weather bring a big smile to your editor's face, we have much to celebrate in the work that we do, as The School Librarian is happy to demonstrate over and over again.

In this edition, Annike Dase writes passionately about the primary school library at the independent school where she works, showing what a tremendous difference it makes to the development and learning of the children as they enter secondary school. We hope that Annike's story will be the first of many articles about primary school library experiences, an area perhaps neglected in these pages in the past.

Sally Dring summarises this year's weekend course at Wyboston Lakes, recalling the powerful talks, the informative seminars and workshops, the always useful exhibition, and the lively social milieu. Note that the keynote speakers' presentations, and several other sessions, are available to view on the SLA website. Note also the dates of the 2012 weekend course: 8-10 June at Old Windsor, to be run jointly with SLG and YLG. …

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