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
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
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 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
Try this… Hazel Edwards OAM is an author, educator and grandmother who reads on Facetime nightly with her 7 year old grandson. Librarians and Antarctic expeditioners are her heroes. In that order. It makes economic sense investing in teacher-librarians. If we don’t, the later prison costs and loss from the entrepreneurial businesses NOT started, will … Continue reading Try this…
It’s Not About Shelving The Books and Keeping Kids Quiet This post was originally published on Nick Earls’ blog on 21/09/2015. Some schools no longer have teacher-librarians and, the more I see of teacher-librarians, the less sense that makes to me. What’s next? No teachers? Kids turning up to the classroom each morning and inventing … Continue reading It’s Not About Shelving The Books and Keeping Kids Quiet
Campaign Launch Date Announced Mark your calendars! The date and time for the launch of the Students Need School Libraries campaign is Tuesday, 16 October at 7:00pm (AEDT) on the dot. We will mark the start of the campaign with a social media takeover. Our goal is to get #StudentsNeedSchoolLibraries trending on the evening of the 16th, with other media … Continue reading Campaign Launch Date Announcement
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