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A “kitemark” scheme for badging school libraries

CILIP’s Policy Committee will be holding two or three Policy Inquiries a year and the first Inquiry will revisit the schools agenda.  The purpose of this Inquiry is to determine the value and feasibility of developing and marketing a quality mark (or “kitemark”) scheme for badging secondary school libraries. The aim of such a scheme is to improve teaching, learning and pupil achievement within schools by increasing understanding amongst school leaders of the role of qualified school librarians and the importance of effective school libraries.   Click here for an Inquiry Briefing Paper.

An outline scheme will be developed during the Inquiry.  The scheme will use the CILIP Guidelines for Secondary School Libraries (3rd edition) as a key source.

The Policy Unit is currently gathering evidence for this Inquiry and we have designed this short survey to gather your views on the readiness and willingness of the school library community for such a scheme.

The survey will be open until July 4th 2016.
If you have any questions please contact Yvonne Morris on 020 7255 0629 or at


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