Discover how our new Library Advisory Service could help your library grow...
We offer instant advice, support, guidance, learning and development for your primary school library
If you no longer have access to the advisory support of a county schools library service, MLS can now provide a new advisory service. We can help your school library develop into an attractive and thriving learning environment and foster the culture of reading for pleasure and purpose.
At the heart of our new advisory service is access to the expertise of our dedicated and friendly team. As a chartered librarian Sue Polchow is experienced working in libraries as a school library service advisor and as a school librarian. Lucy Armitage has worked in public libraries and as a school library service advisor before becoming an MLS Trainer. Their shared love of children's books, their passion for the importance of reading and of having a successful school library, is the driving force behind the advisory service.
Service delivery would include e-mail and online support, live discussions, regional network and training meetings on school library and literacy topics and a virtual librarian area on MyMLS. Professional advice available at flexible times that suit your school day.
Our MLS Advisory Service would work in partnership with your school management team, school librarian, literacy co-ordinator and teaching staff, teaching assistants, pupil librarians, parent volunteers and governors covering areas such as:
- Reader development ideas and initiatives
- Advice on meeting Ofsted requirements for the school library
- Effective and eye catching library layout and design
- Raising the profile of your library and showcasing achievements
- Planning information and library skills programmes
- Development of pupil library helpers
- Guidance on the use of eBooks and the iMLS mobile app
- Advice on selecting exciting children's fiction and key resources
- Making full use of Junior Librarian.net and the Reading Cloud
Also included is membership of The School Library Association which connects you to a national network of school librarians and provides The School Librarian quarterly magazine. You will also have access to a library of reading and library related website resources.
Receive a free welcome pack when you subscribe to the MLS Advisory Service, it's packed with goodies for your library and will include a copy of Off the Shelf: how to run a successful primary school library and promote reading.