Teamworking for the School Librarian

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Teamworking for the School Librarian

NOTE:  For our e-learning training you will require a connection with camera and microphone ability.  When training, cameras are expected to be on, and when asked to respond via the chat, comments to be added.  This is to show engagement and attendance.  If there is no camera or engagement certification cannot be issued.

Programme Overview
Teamworking for the School Librarian
Delivery Model Online Face to Face session
What is Included
  • Certificate of attendance.
  • Course material (if applicable).
  • AED 660 per delegate plus 5% VAT
  • Discounts available for 3 or more delegates from the same school
Deadline booking date
Training dates
Programme breakdown
  • Two 2-hour online, live facilitated sessions.
  • Participant self-directed personal exercise time.
  • Opportunity to ask questions and meet other delegates via ZOOM.
Platform ZOOM
Target audience

PRIMARY and SECONDARY School librarians who wish to learn more about communication skills and working within teams. This course will also be suitable for library team leaders.

Aims of the course

This course draws upon that experience looking at how the school librarian can manage their own library staff and also considers the role they may play collaborating with other members of the wider school community. Successful communication plays an important role in ensuring positive impact of library services. The course will cover different team scenarios as well as looking at skills needed as both a team leader and as a team member.

Intended outcomes
  • A better awareness of the way in which teams develop with time and how to manage change
  • A knowledge of using communication techniques to maximise positive collaboration and successful outcomes in different types of teams as a leader or a participant
  • An understanding of how to grow networks by making new contacts outside the school and forging links for positive impact on the library service

Sarah Pavey

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Sarah Pavey has worked as a teacher librarian for many years, both in the independent and maintained sectors in the UK. She has published several professional books and is also a co-author of "The Innovative School Librarian". Her new publication “Playing Games in the School Library” was published in September 2021. Sarah has spoken at numerous teaching and library conferences and training events, most recently at the World Education Summit. Sarah holds a post 16 teaching certificate and is involved with the training of teachers and librarians on a regular basis in a variety of areas.

Programme details:

Whenever we work with a least one other person we are part of a team. We might be leading that team or we might be a participant. Whatever our role, communication skills and understanding team dynamics are important to the outcome and impact of the collaboration on the library service we provide. This course will help delegates understand the process and to put theory into practice to maximise the chances of success.

*Times are 1pm to 3pm UAE Time


Live Sessions using ZOOM


Session 1:

Understanding team dynamics

Stages in team development

Reacting to and managing change


Communication skills

Verbal and non-verbal communication

Listening skills


Dealing with challenging people

An activity will be set on management styles to be completed overnight


Session 2:

Managing and working within different types of team

Feedback from the set activity

Working with students

Working with teachers and support staff

Working with senior leaders and governors

Working with parents



Teamworking beyond the school community

Forging links and making contacts

Sarah Pavey
4 hours