Students Need School Libraries
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"Every school needs a school library—it’s a no-brainer. Reading underlies every area of the curriculum and the key is having a well stocked school library and a passionate school librarian who can put the right book into the right hands at the right time."
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ABC News: School libraries hit by the loss of a dying breed as teacher librarians enter ‘survival mode’
ABC News: School libraries hit by the loss of a dying breed as teacher librarians enter ‘surival mode’ Rebecca Carmody … Continue reading ABC News: School libraries hit by the loss of a dying breed as teacher librarians enter ‘survival mode’
Report: Research evidence on reading for pleasure The first section of the document highlights research evidence on reading for pleasure … Continue reading Report: Research Evidence on Reading for Pleasure
From our blog
My Library Needs Help: Practical Steps for Action Sadly, for those in the know about the state of many school libraries across Australia-and indeed the world- it comes as no surprise to hear of a school library being so unaccessible and unattractive that teachers are using their personal funds to buy books just to get … Continue reading Practical Steps for Action
The mystery of shrinking school libraries Written by Debra Tidball My friend has just retired from her teacher librarian position at a local primary school in a disadvantaged area in Sydney. I don’t think the school has plans to replace her. Last year the library was culled mercilessly of books which were then shrunk into … Continue reading The mystery of shrinking school libraries
Why the school library is a vital space for student learning and wellbeing Written by Dr Hilary Hughes Associate Professor Faculty of Education, QUT The school library is a vital space for student learning and wellbeing. It is generally the only place at school that inclusively welcomes students of differing ages and abilities. For students moving … Continue reading Why the school library is a vital space for student learning and wellbeing
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