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Developmental Bibliotherapy – using books to guide young people through adolescence

Development Bibliotherapy – using books to guide young people through adolescence Written by Judith Wakeman Students need school librarians and dedicated reading programs to enhance their mental health and wellbeing. Not only does reading fiction help adolescents navigate personal and emotional development during their teens, but developing a reading habit can help to mitigate the … Continue reading Developmental Bibliotherapy – using books to guide young people through adolescence

Celebrating 1 Year of SNSL

Celebrating 1 Year of the Students Need School Libraries Campaign   It’s our birthday!! The Students Need School Libraries campaign is turning one. It’s been a big year since our launch in October 2018. Here are some of the highlights: SNAP for SNSL photo competition – thanks to the sponsors and congratulations to the winners. … Continue reading Celebrating 1 Year of SNSL

International School Library Day 2019

International School Library Day 2019 October 22, 2019 is International School Library Day. What an exciting way to celebrate school libraries and everything they do for school students and school communities. School libraries may provide the only place a child has access to books. Or maybe the school library is a place of refuge for … Continue reading International School Library Day 2019

Practical Steps for Action

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

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

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Developmental Bibliotherapy – using books to guide young people through adolescence

Development Bibliotherapy – using books to guide young people through adolescence Written by Judith Wakeman Students need school librarians and dedicated reading programs to enhance their mental health and wellbeing. Not only does reading fiction help adolescents navigate personal and emotional development during their teens, but developing a reading habit can help to mitigate the … Continue reading Developmental Bibliotherapy – using books to guide young people through adolescence

Celebrating 1 Year of SNSL

Celebrating 1 Year of the Students Need School Libraries Campaign   It’s our birthday!! The Students Need School Libraries campaign is turning one. It’s been a big year since our launch in October 2018. Here are some of the highlights: SNAP for SNSL photo competition – thanks to the sponsors and congratulations to the winners. … Continue reading Celebrating 1 Year of SNSL

International School Library Day 2019

International School Library Day 2019 October 22, 2019 is International School Library Day. What an exciting way to celebrate school libraries and everything they do for school students and school communities. School libraries may provide the only place a child has access to books. Or maybe the school library is a place of refuge for … Continue reading International School Library Day 2019

Practical Steps for Action

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

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

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

SNSL Coordinator to speak at National Education Summit

SNSL Coordinator to speak at National Education Summit Fancy a trip to Brisbane?  Students Need School Libraries Coordinator, Holly Godfree, will be speaking about the campaign at the National Education Summit Brisbane.  Find out more at www.nationaleducationsummit.com.au Download the Program @ https://bit.ly/2SJVLgj #NESBRIS2019 @NatEduSummit Working together to ensure student access to high quality school library services. Stay updated Join our … Continue reading SNSL Coordinator to speak at National Education Summit

How Did We Get Here?

Teacher Librarians pioneered the introduction of technology in schools and still play a critical and leading role today. In this blog post Teacher Librarian Deb Robins looks back on 30 years as a Teacher Librarian and her key role in implementing technological change and ensuring equitable access for all students. She considers what the future … Continue reading How Did We Get Here?

A love letter to my primary school library and librarians

A love letter to my primary school library and librarians This post was originally published on Melissah’s blog on 24 November 2018 Without doubt, one of the most instrumental places in my life – during my primary school years in the early 80s – was our little school library. The library was situated under a classroom … Continue reading A love letter to my primary school library and librarians

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