Every librarian has access to a network of authors, artists and advocates. For your pleasure, we've interviewed some of our favourite speakers in this curated collection.

Four pictures of a library, showcasing shelves filled with books.

Eileen Armstrong: Angel of the North East

Even working as a librarian at a busy school can be a surprisingly lonely professional experience. Alongside career highlights here’s how Eileen Armstrong, librarian at a large secondary school in Northumberland, uses SLS to save money...


Nina Simon: The Coronation, the King and Me

It was just another workday, when an email popped into my inbox from ‘Honours Mailbox’ inviting me to the King’s Coronation.  My first reaction was “is this a scam’? On confirming its authenticity, my next thought was “why me?’  ...


St Mary’s Primary School: Shelf Life

When Year 6s from St Mary’s Primary school asked for a library where they could relax and enjoy books, Deputy Head Amanda Bishop sought advice from Wandsworth Learning Resources Service. Amanda and librarian J Lythgoe meet to discuss...

Cheesy love shelfie by Jackie Hope.

Shelfie Love

Preston-based Jake Hope has found all sorts of ways to bring the best reading to children, especially those living in the north of England. Here he discusses how children’s books and libraries make life better....

A pattern with a lion, a giraffe and a tiger designed by Chitra Soundar.

An interview with Chitra Soundar

Chitra Soundar is the author of more than 40 books for children who identifies as a “dreamer, bookworm, writer, author, storyteller” and has a real passion for picture books with stories you want to read aloud....