What is the one thing school library staff in the United Kingdom would change about their library or role?
The 2020 School Library Survey* asked this question and participants identified 6 key changes they would make:
There were also some participants who shared there is nothing they would change about their role (except for the challenges presented by COVID!).
“I am probably one of the few librarians who are happy with my situation. So can't think of anything. Just want the students back into the library space as soon as COVID restrictions are lifted.”
“I can honestly say, I would change nothing (usually - this year has been a challenge for all).”
We have collated the responses to this question in a feature document, “United Kingdom school libraries share: What I would change about my library or role”.
* The 2020 School Library Survey, conducted by Softlink on behalf of the SLA, was launched on 24th November 2020 and closed on 20th December 2020. The survey asked a range of questions about school library spaces, staffing, resources, the impact of COVID-19, and other important issues that arose in 2020.
The SLA is a United Kingdom focused charity which supports everyone involved in school libraries.
We believe that every pupil is entitled to effective school library provision and the educational, emotional, and developmental benefits that come with it.
The SLA is committed to supporting, promoting, and sustaining high quality reading, teaching, and learning opportunities, for all in a diverse and changing world.
With around 2300 members, we provide training and access to resources to support the running of school libraries and the continuing development of all school library staff.
To learn more about the SLA, read “How can the SLA (School Library Association) help you?”
Softlink has been providing school library software for over 30 years, offering solutions to meet the ongoing needs of schools globally.
Users of Oliver v5 benefit from regular new feature updates, which are developed in direct response to feedback and insights gained from our active user community.
LearnPath users can create, publish, and share rich learning guides and content. They also have access to over 300 ready-made guides produced by teacher librarians
For even more ideas and resources visit our blog