The Scottish Government is to start developing a School Library strategy this Autumn.
The news was confirmed in a recent response letter to the Public Petitions Committee regarding the ongoing petition by Duncan Wright, Trustee of Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in Scotland (CILIPS), asking for a strategy as part of his ‘Save Scotland’s School Libraries’ campaign.
LAS welcomes the positive news and encouraging step forward in the Scottish Government’s response, which states:
“Development and engagement on the strategy will begin in the autumn, following the publication of the new HGIOS4 guidance on school libraries.
“It is important that the aims, objectives and content of the strategy are developed in a collaborative way.
“The engagement to develop the strategy will therefore include all key stakeholders, including the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professional in Scotland (CILIPS) and the Association of Directors of Education in Scotland (ADES).