Using Technology and Digital Products with Effect in the School Library

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2 students

Using Technology and Digital Products with Effect in the School Library

2 Students
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
Using Technology & Digital Products with Effect in the School Library
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
Wednesday 10th April
Training dates
Monday 6th & Tuesday 7th May 2024 
1:00pm to 3:00pm UAE time
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 have responsibility for choosing technical and digital products for use in their school library or who wish to find out more about how it might be used.

Aims of the course

This course draws upon that experience looking at the application of digital initiatives for the learning environment and takes some examples from her recently published book. Sarah is passionate about the use of technology within school libraries and believes that library staff can be the drivers of innovation and inspiration. The course will provide a taster of how this might be achieved.

Intended outcomes
  • A better awareness of products that could be used within the library
  • A knowledge of when use of technology is important and when and why it fails to have impact
  • An understanding of how to put technology use into practice and how to overcome potential barriers to its implementation

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:

With the COVID 19 pandemic, the past two years have focussed on delivering library services in a virtual world. It has given us cause to think more deeply about how we might use technology to more effect. But there is so much to choose from – how do we know in what we should invest our time and what might be just used as a one-off gimmick to gain attention? This course will consider how we can impact on our school community through the use of carefully chosen software and hardware within information literacy and reading for pleasure. We will also look at how technology can be used within physical and virtual libraries to encourage use outside the curriculum.


Live Sessions using ZOOM


Session 1:

Impact of using technology in the school library

What types of product have the most effect on our library service?

How do we know that a product will be effective?

Challenges of technology provision and the barriers we may face


Technology for media and information literacy

What are the features to look for in this technology?

Using your Library Management System effectively

A look at products to support media and information literacy and research skills

Exercise will be set to be completed overnight


Session 2:

Technology for reading for pleasure

Feedback from the set activity

What features are important for this type of technology?

How can we work with potential barriers such as access to social media platforms?

A look at products to support reading for pleasure and raising literacy attainment including the use of reading scheme software.


Technology for extra-curricular time

How can we use technology to promote our library service?

How can technology be used to enhance our displays and hand-outs?

How can technology be used to encourage students and staff to make use of the physical and virtual library spaces.


Sarah Pavey
4 hours