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An introduction to school librarianship
An introduction to school librarianship

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5 Summary of Session 5

In this session, you have a gained an understanding of the library’s major contribution towards literacy and considered how it can be embedded in your school through a variety of methods, both inside and outside the library. In particular, marketing your resources is key to maintaining your library’s profile and championing reading. This can be achieved through a variety of means including posters, assemblies, and displays around school. Author visits, reading schemes, and the promotion of topical or themed books are also brilliant ways to encourage good reading habits and engagement with your library’s offering, especially amongst reluctant readers.

In this session, you have also examined the power of role models such as celebrities, respected teachers and popular students to influence behaviour. This is something you can harness to encourage good reading habits in your school, particularly amongst those who are more likely to be reluctant readers, for example, teenage boys. Finally, you explored the crucial importance of non-fiction resources, which can help support the curriculum, advance learning and embed literacy in your school.

In the next session, you will learn how to encourage independent learning, raise awareness of plagiarism, and teach students how to navigate both physical and digital resources.

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