Magazine article School Librarian

Editorial

Magazine article School Librarian

Editorial

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Kevin Crossley-Holland has taught me a new word--geisty. I did query it, but no, it is a word. Our President continues to inspire, challenge, and--yes - introduce new words, with his eloquent, reflective and challenging 'Notes from the President' column. Among other ponderings this time, there is a plea from Kevin to the SLA to respond to the on-going desperate refugee crisis. Action is needed and, with our expertise, we can help in the area we know best.

The Information Book Award is now in its fifth year, and well established as one of the SLA's flagship promotions. Since its inception Chris Brown has given us a resume of the latest Award process and ceremony, and here he does so again, explaining the change of date and entertaining us, as the Award-day audience were entertained, with a glimpse of the talk that he gave on that occasion.

The Poetry Society founded the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award in 1998, an Award which is now firmly established as a world-renowned competition for young poets aged between 11 and 17. Here, Ruth Smith outlines the Award process and the 2015 winners, and urges school librarians to encourage their students to 'have a go' in the 2016 competition, which runs from March to July.

For twenty years the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education has produced its Core Booklist of recommended reading, to help librarians and teachers to support young pupils in their reading development. Since November 2014 the booklist has been available online--this enables much more frequent revision, wider availability, and different usage opportunities. …

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