Events and training courses


From Digital Literacy to Independent Learning: challenges and opportunities for librarians and teachers

Save the date: Friday 30 November 2018

JCS is delighted to announce that on Friday 30 November 2018 it will be holding its very first conference "From Digital Literacy to Independent Learning: challenges and opportunities for librarians and teachers". These are important and highly topical themes for schools and sixth form colleges and we expect the conference to be extremely popular so please save the date.

More information will be provided over the coming months but the key information for your diary is:

Themes of the day: Partnerships, collaboration, fake news and digital literacy, embedding e-resources into teaching and learning, preparing students for university, research skills.

Venue: Aston University Conference Centre

Who should attend: Librarians, EPQ coordinators, Heads of Teaching & Learning – and other members of SMT responsible for students’ study skills and their academic preparation for university

The one-day programme will allow for plenty of participation so delegates can share good practice and learn from each other.

More information will follow soon.


View the School Library Association events and training calendar here.

View the CILIP School Library Group events calendar here.


JCS was delighted to be invited by SLA to run two workshops at the joint SLA/YLG Weekend Course - Lightbulb Moments: Powered by Librarians over 23-25 June 2017 at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, Yorkshire.

One of the workshops was on Managing Change. For this workshop, we brought together Terri McCargar (Librarian, Latymer Upper School) and Elizabeth Hutchinson (Head of Service, Guernsey School Library Service) who we knew had considerable first-hand experience of managing change amidst the growing use of technology and digital resources. Read more in our full blog post.

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