Hampshire School Library Service

Welcome to the Hampshire School Library Service virtual learning environment, this resource is intended to support schools and organisations who subscribe to our service. To subscribe to our services or to find out more, please see our SLAs or contact our SLS HQ.

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    Hampshire Illustrated Book Award 2020

    by Hampshire School Library Service - (SLS HQ) -

    The waiting is over and the winner is...…….

    After 6 weeks of reading, reviewing, discussion and deliberation, Year 5 pupils across Hampshire have declared a winner. We are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2020 Hampshire Illustrated Book Award is Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol retold by Tony Mitton and Illustrated by Mike Redman

     A Christmas Carol

    Congratulations to all the authors and illustrators of the 6 shortlisted titles and many thanks to all the schools, their staff and the Year 5 pupils, that took part.

    Autumn 2020 Library Teach Meets

    by Hampshire School Library Service - (SLS HQ) -

    The presentations for the Autumn Term 2020 Primary and Secondary Teach Meets are now available to view on the Moodle. Along with the presentations are Book Review Videos of fiction and non-fiction for all key stages. A list of books introduced in each video is also available. You can access the content here .

    If you do not have a Moodle logon then please click on this link to Request a Moodle Login   Follow us on Twitter @HantsSLS for updates.

    Exclusive offer for Hants SLS Schools

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    One of our partners, Softlink, have an exciting offer for our schools who may want to change their Library Management System (LMS).  Softlink are offering all of our schools a move to their Oliver or Oliver Junior systems at no cost.

    We use Oliver to manage our resources and the activities we deliver to you, we have been working with Softlink over the past few months to explore how Softlink can provide a benefit to you as well.

    We are pleased to share this great offer exclusively to our schools, it is fantastic that there is no charge to more over to their Oliver products.

    Schools who wish to take up this great offer get a hosted Library Software which links directly to our central Hambase hub as well as full integration with your schools ePlatform site, which makes deploying and managing eBooks and AudioBooks even easier. 

     Secondary Sliders

    Oliver’s sliders to show off your catalogue to your Secondary students

     Primary Home Page

    Oliver Junior’s new look for Primary students to discover 

    Schools can also benefit from increased remote support from Hants SLS with your schools Library software being linked to our Central Oliver Hub, with some new features like the ability to easily import items loaned from us into your Library software in a couple of clicks.

    Click ‘here’ or the top logo to read more about this exciting offer, or contact Softlink sales@softlink.co.uk and use the promo code of HantsSLS to guarantee your new system at our special rate.

    (Edited by Andy J Macfarlane - original submission Friday, 6 November 2020, 12:47 PM)

    Hants SLS ePlatform Demo for schools

    by Hampshire School Library Service - (SLS HQ) -

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    To support schools who are keen to get eBooks and AudioBooks implemented, allowing pupils to access our great ePlatform from home as well in the classroom as part of a teaching and learning activity.

    We are pleased to offer some FREE ePlatform Demonstration Sessions hosted by Hants SLS and Wheelers, the Demonstration will be delivered by James Richmond from Wheelers.  We are releasing three provisional dates, and depending on demand we may look to add additional dates:

    Wednesday 18th November 09:30 – 10:30

    Tuesday 24th November 12:30 – 13:30

    Thursday 26th November 15:30 – 16:30

    The Demo Sessions will last for an hour and will be introduced by our Lead Digital Advisor (Andy) before handing over to James.  The purpose of the session is to focus on how to use ePlatform in your school both for reading for pleasure as well as for Teaching and Learning by using ePlatform in the classroom. 

    As part of the introduction from Andy we will cover what information is available on our Moodle to support getting your school using eBooks and AudioBooks via your free ePlatform spoke which is included in our SLA.

    Further information on our ePlatform solution can be found on our Moodle (click here)

    To sign up for one of these FREE sessions please email the Digital Team digi.sls@hants.gov.uk, with your school name, your name and email address, along with which date you would like to book.

    The Demo Session will be delivered via Microsoft Teams and you will receive an email containing a link which will allow you to join the Demo either via a Web Browser or vis MS Teams if you have it installed.

    For queries regarding these event please contact the Digital team on digi.sls@hants.gov.uk,  or call 01962 826663.

    New Phone System

    by Hampshire School Library Service - (SLS HQ) -

    We are still having some problems answering calls with our new corporate telephony system, so please bear with us whilst we work out these issues. Whenever possible, please email your local base or HQ in the first instance and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

    The email addresses are as follows: 

    Headquarters - hq.sls@hants.gov.uk

    Digital - digi.sls@hants.gov.uk

    South and East Schools (Based at Fareham) - ses.sls@hants.gov.uk

    South West Schools (Based at Calmore Junior School) - sws.sls@hants.gov.uk

    North Schools (Based at South Ham Library) - nos.sls@hants.gov.uk

    North East Schools (Based at Farnborough Library) - nes.sls@hants.gov.uk

    Apologies for any inconvenience.

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