On Friday the LRC was visited by the new LRC Manager, Mrs Hoskins. Mrs Hoskins spent the day in the LRC observing how it works and how it is used. She spent time talking to staff and students to gain an understanding of the library and mentally note how she will take it forward.
Mrs Hoskins is a very experienced school librarian, having spent over seven years at Bruton School for Girls and 2 years at King Arthur’s Community School. During her time at Bruton she has ensured a growth in user numbers by promoting reading through author visits and acquiring new fiction, as well as creating a welcoming environment for students to be in. She has kept up to date in developments in library issues by attending librarian conferences and contributing to the School Library Association journal and other publications. She has recently gained Chartership status with CILIP and is looking forward to taking on a bigger and more challenging library. She has lots of fresh ideas for updating the LRC, and ensuring it serves its 21st century users, both staff and students.
Mrs Hoskins will be joining the Gryphon School LRC 2 weeks after the Easter holidays.