CLS Network Meeting – Spring 2020 at Babington Academy, Leicester

An opportunity to network with library staff from other schools

The theme and focus of our Spring meeting will be on the various book awards you can get involved with, including the CLS Book Challenges. You will get a chance to hear a bit about Cassie’s experience as a national judge for the CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medals. She will also talk about the shadowing of the award and we’d love to know about your experiences of shadowing the Carnegie and Greenaway awards too. And of course if you’ve had any particular successes or difficulties running any book awards or challenges in your school we’d love to hear about them! Here’s a bit about our very own Cassie:

East Midlands CKG 2020 Judge

I have been a committed bookworm from a young age but fell into library work almost by accident after I finished my English degree at the University of Leicester and started working as a library intern. From then on, my fate was sealed- I was to be a librarian!

I completed my Information and Library Management MA at Loughborough University the following year and after graduating I was lucky enough to work at the magical Bodleian Library at the Oxford University in the Special Collections department.

From there I moved back to the Midlands and started working as Assistant Librarian at Coventry Schools Library Service. In this role I was part of the Coventry Inspiration Book Awards team and began writing reviews for The School Librarian journal.

I returned to my native Leicestershire in 2017 and began in my current role at Creative Learning Services.

When not reading I can be found on my allotment, playing with my bunnies in the garden or creating havoc in the kitchen. Being a CKG judge is a dream come true and I am overjoyed to have been given this opportunity. Bring on the books!

The meeting agenda will also:

  • Provide updates and various aspects of Creative Learning Services
  • Include an opportunity for attendees to celebrate successful events or initiatives they’ve led
  • Allow attendees the chance to share any recent dilemmas for which the group may be able to offer a solution
  • Include time for CLS Librarians and attendees to share recommended reads, especially new books

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Free event