SLS-UK School Library Award

SLS-UK School Library Award

Schools Library Services (SLSs) , specifically those in membership of the Association of Senior Children’s and Education Librarians (ASCEL) who are offering bulk loans to schools, are now able to offer schools in primary and secondary sectors a new national award to recognise the work of the library in school to support pupils and help raise achievement.

The Award has grown from one originally designed by Warwickshire SLS and now bears this national name of SLS-UK.

However, SLSs will administer the Award at a local level to the schools they serve, making the process as time-efficient and cost-effective as possible while still offering a robust scheme to reward good work going on in school libraries across the UK to raise literacy levels and educational achievement and to promote a love of reading.

Following a self-assessment process, the awarding SLS gives certificates acknowledging the main award, or, in the case of high-achieving schools, the Gold SLS-UK School Library Award.

Schools pay a fee to their awarding SLS for administration of the award and certificate, and SLSs will promote the award locally to schools in their areas.

Schools wanting to know more should consult their SLS in the first instance.


SLSs should login to the ASCEL website for all further details and links to sign up.