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Librarian Activity Badge

How to earn your badge

  1. Show that you know how to look after books and e-readers.
  2. Show that you can use a library catalogue.
  3. Explain how fiction and non-fiction books are arranged on the shelves. Why are they treated differently?
  4. Learn what is meant by a reference book or material. Use some of these references to gather information for a journey with a purpose:
    • leisure leaflet or webpage
    • bus or train timetable
    • almanac or a who’s who
  5. Show how you would search for information using the internet.
  6. Talk to your assessor about:
    • books you have read and why you enjoyed them
    • information you found from books or websites
    • getting books on the internet for e-readers.




Each young person who participates in the Programme, including badges and awards, should face a similar degree of challenge, and requirements can be adapted according to each young person’s abilities. For more information and practical tips see our guidance on flexibility

Updated: March 2020


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