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Posted on: 27/09/2016

CALL FOR SCHOOL LIBRARY LEADERS

Pupils in years 7 and 8 are invited to apply for student librarian roles in the Morpeth School Library, by Friday 30th September 2016.

The scheme helps pupils develop their leadership and management skills, and gives them work experience, as well as broadening their knowledge.

Librarian, Amanda Ball said: “Although this is a voluntary role, we treat it as a proper job. There’s an application form, an interview and a trial period for pupils who are successful in being selected.

“The aim is to create a solid group of support librarians by the time they get to sixth form.

“The skills they acquire will be useful in later life, particularly when applying for jobs or university.”

The role involves responsibility for checking books in, tidying shelves, and running some of the library clubs such as the Graphic Novel and Manga Appreciation Society, and the Read Around Club.

Current year 8 student librarian, Isaac, said: “It has been an eye opener, learning how to organise something as complex as a library.

“It has helped me to develop my organisational skills, and involvement in school activities has made me a better student overall.

 “I’d recommend the role to other pupils and encourage them  to get involved in as many activities as possible.”

Morpeth School library stocks over 10,500 books, click here to learn more about the service.

Details about the Graphic Novel and Manga Appreciation Society, the Read Around Club, and other extra-curricular activities can be found here.

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