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A Day in the Life of a Library Aide #1

A Day in the Life of a Library Aide #1 Meet our next guest library staff member. She is a library aide. She works in a school in Queensland that teaches students aged 3 to 18. She gave us a rundown of her day and what she loves about her job. I love the flexibility … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Library Aide #1

A Day in the Life of a Teacher Librarian #4

A Day in the Life of a Teacher Librarian #4 Meet another teacher librarian. She works in the Secondary Campus library of a P-12 Anglican School and gave us a run down of her typical day as a teacher librarian. The Library is open 7.30 – 5.00 we share the supervision of the Library between … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Teacher Librarian #4

A Day in the Life of a Library Technician #1

A Day in the Life of Library Technician #1 Meet Jane Steinback. She is Library Technician and runs the school library at Curtain Primary. She answered our questions about her role and what a typical day looks like for her. What do you love best about your job? I love finding just the right book … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Library Technician #1

A Day in the Life of a Teacher Librarian #3

A Day in the Life of a Teacher Librarian #3 It’s time to meet another teacher librarian. For the sake of this post we will call her Janette. As well as being a specialist teacher, with a Masters in Education – Teacher Librarian, and running the school library, she works in her school as a … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Teacher Librarian #3

A Day in the Life of a Teacher Librarian #2

A Day in the Life of a Teacher Librarian #2 Meet a Teacher Librarian. For the sake of this post, we will call her Jane. She works in a school library in Melbourne that serves students from Year 7 to 10. As well as working as a teacher librarian, she also works as a regular … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Teacher Librarian #2

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Recruiting Ambassadors to the SNSL Campaign

Recruiting Ambassadors Ambassadors are vitally important to the Students Need School Libraries campaign. They help spread the word about the importance of school libraries. They put their name behind the campaign. We display images of our ambassadors on our Wall of Support and share these across our social media accounts. Our ambassadors can also share badges … Continue reading Recruiting Ambassadors to the SNSL Campaign

Love Your Library? Show Your Support

Uncover Something New Uncover something new at your school library this Library Lovers’ Day. February 14th is the day of love and we at Students Need School Libraries LOVE school libraries. They are such wonderful places of discovery and wonder. Places to learn, to share and to grow. The theme for ALIA’s Library Lovers’ Day … Continue reading Love Your Library? Show Your Support

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

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