We know this is an enormously challenging time for schools, children & families and we're here to help.
Here are some ways in which we can make things a little easier for you when it comes to managing your library, providing accessible resources to keep your students engaged and getting the new year off to a good start.
Keeping up to date
Whether your library is open at the moment or you're planning to open it soon, here are a few things that will be helpful to you:
Importing new student data into your library system - Take a look at our latest webinar here for help and advice and see below for information on the new CRC Intake module for automated student provisioning
Classroom and library displays to motivate - take a look at these bright and colourful posters
Welcoming new students and staff - our parents, student and staff info leaflets will come in handy
We have two ebook collections for Primary and Secondary schools which include a huge range of wonderful titles from quality renowned authors and publishers and there's 40% off until the 31st January, plus £50 worth of Advantage title credits!
CRC Intake: Automated seamless student data imports
We've developed a new module for our Reading Cloud, Junior Librarian and Eclipse users called CRC Intake that will automate your student data import process by synchronising your school management information system with your library management system to ensure data accuracy across your systems and save you lots of time.
Take a look at our latest article for all the information you'll need to help you manage your library remotely including giving access to your students, finding help and guidance in our knowledge base, how to contact us with any support queries as well as:
Using Literacy 360 insights to keep students on the right track
A child's reading personality is as unique as they are and understanding their reading behaviours and preferences is vital when it comes to literacy and reading for pleasure.
If you're looking for ways to engage your students at the moment and keep them interested in reading for enjoyment, knowing how they really feel about reading , what they like to read, how they like to read and how they see themselves as readers is crucial.
Literacy 360, based on Adam Lancaster's Impact Through Reading methodology and Attitude to Reading survey will provide you with the insights you need.
Watch our on demand webinar to hear from Adam about how you can use Literacy 360 to help you and your students right now.
Our customer webinars are a really great way to expand your learning and take advantage of some useful hints & tips.
We ran a fantastic programme of webinars over the summer term covering various topics such as cataloguing know how, managing reminders, tools and features that help promote reading for pleasure and creating views for your students to support the curriculum.
You can catch up on all the webinar recordings at any timehere >>
The Customer Resource Hub is a dedicated area created to help Reading Cloud Schools make the best use of their library system and it includes a range of useful resources including "how to" videos, themed webinars and guidance documents and downloads.
If you haven't already done so now could be a good time to take a look at our FREE online School Library Evaluation tool! It takes around 15 minutes to complete and covers 6 broad areas. Find out if there are any areas you can improve to make your library even better for your students & staﬀ!
If you completed the evaluation tool last year, why not take it again and compare the insights and results to measure progress and improvements.
We have lots of insightful webinar recordings and blogs covering a variety of topics from prescription vs. autonomy in MATs to Q&A webinars with experienced primary and secondary Reading Cloud school librarians and most recently with Adam Lancaster ,experienced Senior Librarian, Head of Literacy and creator of the Impact Through Reading methodology.
So if you've missed anything you can easily catch up when you have the time!