Editorial

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Editorial


Hird, Steve, School Librarian


It's wonderful that Kevin Crossley-Holland has accepted the invitation to continue in the role of SLA President for another year. He works so hard and tirelessly on our behalf and we are all the beneficiaries. Not least in these pages, where we welcome Kevin's latest Notes from the President. In a short space, he ranges widely, topically and relevantly, and every word is food for thought.

Many of us gathered in Staffordshire in June for the annual SLA Weekend Course. This year it's my turn to report back, and hopefully to recapture the essence of another very successful event. As always, you will find much more in-depth coverage of the whole weekend, with many presentations and reports from workshops and seminars on the SLA website.

Barbara Band and Susan Staniforth have written about the new Pupil Library Assistant of the Year Award. Established jointly by the SLA and the School Libraries Group of CILIP, the Award has been received with great enthusiasm, as reflected in the high number of nominations. The authors recount how the Award came about, its structure and organisation, the Award ceremony itself, and look forward to the next Award. Nominations for this are invited from September until 31 October, so if you have a likely candidate in your school library, get your entry in!

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