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ANNUAL WORKSHOP AND AGM, FRIDAY 9th FEBRUARY 2007

Interior of the Bar Convent, YorkOur Annual Workshop and AGM took place on 9th February 2007, once again in the fantastic setting of the Bar Convent in York. Its lovely interiors were the perfect place to offer our training sessions, entitled Children DO read - Fact! and Extended Schools. Our AGM was then held. An evaluation summary of the day school, courtesy of Mary Marlowe, is available for download as a PDF file.

Children DO read - Fact!
Trainers: Jane Flynn, Lyn Hopson, Lesley Hurworth
Feedback comments (see also evaluation summary):

  • Thoroughly enjoyable, thank you
  • Very enjoyable
  • Very useful and enjoyable

Photos from the session:

Photo from the session Children DO read - Fact!

Photo from the session Children DO read - Fact!

Photo from the session Children DO read - Fact!

Photo from the session Children DO read - Fact!

 

Extended Schools
Trainers: Jan Hepworth, Sheila Silvester
Feedback comments (see also evaluation summary):

  • Short and sweet!
  • Very informative
  • Good fun as usual!
  • Great day. Ideas were bouncing off the ceiling.

Photos from the session:

Photo from the session Extended Schools

Photo from the session Extended Schools

 

AGM

  • Minutes (PDF)
  • Précis of Year:
    • Summer Term 2006:
      Our intention had been to host a social one weekend daytime in a regionally accessible park.  However it proved impractical to find a central venue in the short time we had allotted ourselves, therefore we decided to concentrate on the forthcoming programme for the academic year and canvas opinion on potential social activities.
    • Information Literacy Course:
      Unfailingly good feedback.  Anne Harding led and informative, informal and sociable day which led all delegates to go back to their schools fired with ideas and with a solid grounding of how to begin.  As ever most valuable was the sharing of ideas and meeting other like-minded people.
    • Committee
      Met regularly and as usual shared work out democratically, although Lynne recognises that until she returned from Maternity Leave in April 2006 she was about as useful as a chocolate teapot.  Great thanks need to go to Sally, Mary and Jayne, who was certainly thrown in at the deep end.  Great use is made of Email and file sharing via attachments.  Ensuring branch work is completed regardless of geographical proximity.  None of the current committee positions are due for renewal at this time.
  • Plans for Future:
    • Courses on Self-Evaluation and Create Exciting Displays (full details on Courses/Events page)
    • Social Activities?
      Opinions please. 
      Advantages would be - hosting them external to working hours, meeting people for whom the courses offered are not appealing, networking, placing them on in different regional areas, more fun (?!)
      Disadvantages would be – hosting them external to working hours, would people come?  We are the largest geographically spread branch of the SLA – could we offer something for everyone?
    • Course Ideas?
      Courses run in the region thus far:-   Do we repeat any?  What have we missed? Is one per term too many?
      Day School – does it work in this format?  Would a half-day option of such as an author be preferable?

The 2007 AGM in progress.
The 2007 AGM in progress.

 

Exterior of The Bar Convent, York
The Bar Convent, York


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