The school librarian works as part of a network of librarians in the JCSP Demonstration Library Project. He/she is responsible, together with key school staff, for drawing up and implementing library strategies to tackle the literacy difficulties experienced by many JCSP students. All of the current libraries have established programmes of library-based classes, events and activities. Reading and writing skills are developed, reading habits nurtured and the information skills needed to navigate and participate in society are practised. Librarians are not timetabled to take classes. Rather they work in professional partnership with teachers and run intensive and focused programmes aimed at improving JCSP students’ literacy levels. A cross-curricular approach is taken to planning and designing all activities.
The JCSP School Librarian
Books to inspire young girls here in New Cross College JCSP Library