eResources Training


East Lothian Library service is considering delivering a course to school staff on eResources and are trying to gauge what interest there would be in attending. It would be designed for anyone who works with children such as teachers, support for learning, teaching assistants both within primary and secondary schools.


The course would make delegates aware of the e-resources and online services that they can use within the classroom to support learning and literacy.


On completion of the course, participants will:

  • Know where to find the Online Library catalogue and be able to search for resources ( AR, Coping Collection, Education library)
  • Know how to/Will have set up an online classroom membership.
  • Know how to/Will have set up an account for Borrowbox, how to access and the main functions.
  • Know how to/Will have set up an account for Rbdigital, how to access, relevant content and the main functions.
  • How to access/create account for Pressreader and main functions
  • How to access SCRAN and search
  • How to access Universal Class and functions.
  • Know how to access and use Issues online ( Secondary only)


It would be delivered jointly by school librarians and library headquarters staff and take place within school libraries.

Dates, times and venues are still to be confirmed.


For more information or queries, please speak to your school librarian or email Kelly Gallacher ( see email below)


If you are interested in attending, please email with your name, job title and school.






Subject Specific Professional Learning for Secondary School Teachers


Free subject-specific professional learning that supports your 2019/20 GTCS profile supported by the European Union.


Open to all Scottish Secondary school teachers, Issue to action is a blended learning course that will connect you with a network of teachers across Scotland and equip you with the skills to teach your subject through a global citizenship lens.

For more information: Issue to action

Start Your Journey – Raising Pupil Voice and Rights for All

Free workshop for Primary teachers in East Lothian supported by East Lothian Council.

Is your primary school thinking about starting or currently working towards the UNICEF rights respecting (RRSA)?

Come along to this CLPL workshop and discover how the fully funded inscool project can connect you with a learning community across Europe and contribute to the achievement of your school’s RRSA.

Saturday 21st September

10.00 – 16.30

Quaker Meeting House

7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12JL

For more Information: SCOTDEC-EastLothian-INSCOOL-FLYER

Teachers Reading Group

CPD for Pleasure

What: We invite anyone committed to developing children’s desire and engagement as readers to join our new OU/UKLA Reading Group. Informal, Friendly and supportive, we hope teachers and support staff will join us and commit to attending all six CPD sessions

Group Leader: Agnès Guyon – Senior Librarian for Schools, Children and Young People

 Frequency: 6 sessions throughout the year – dates to be arranged to fit the group

Time: Preferably 2 hours – 4 to 6 but could also be Friday pm or 3:30 to 5:30, or reduced to fit the group

 Venue: Library HQ, Dunbar Road

Background information:

The Open University (OU) and United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA) Teachers’ Reading Groups partnership is linked to the Teachers as Readers research. These groups provide free CPD for teachers, teaching assistants, early years professionals, librarians and others to enrich their knowledge of current texts, their understanding of reading for pleasure (RfP), and how to support it. Free books will be provided.

The aims of the groups are:

  1. To foster children’s reading for pleasure through supporting teachers’ /members’ own RfP and research-informed practice;
  1. To support the profession by building a professional community around RfP locally and online;
  2. To share teachers’ resultant development work on the OU RfP website.

I have recently been trained by Professor Cremin* to be a group leader, in a full-day workshop with accompanying material.

*Professor in Education (Literacy at the OU, Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences,(AcSS) the Royal Society of the Arts (RSA) and the English Association (EA).

Please contact Agnès Guyon: