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 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 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
A Day in the Life of an Author on a School Visit Meet Susanne Gervay. You probably know her as the award-winning author of the I Am Jack series, along with many other picture books and books for young adults. When she is not working overseas talking to kids about bullying, promoting the power of … Continue reading A Day in the Life of an Author on a School Visit #1
What school libraries are doing to prepare for online learning With the spread of COVID-19, some schools have already had to temporarily close and others are preparing for more wide-spread closures. Whether this comes to pass or not, you can count on school library teams to be prepared. Even before this current threat, school libraries … Continue reading As schools plan for closure, the school library teams get to work
Denyse Whelan Blogs: Why Students Need School Libraries This post was originally published on Denyse Whelan Blogs on 23 October 2018 I can’t think that anyone might disagree with the statement: Students Need School Libraries. When I mentioned this campaign to assist more of the community to know WHY there even needs to be a … Continue reading Denyse Whelan Blogs: Why Students Need School Libraries
A New Tim Harris Short Story Featuring Students need school libraries In this blog post we’re thrilled to reveal a brand new “Mr Bambuckle approved” short story by award winning author Tim Harris. Polar Experiences explores the role of school libraries in fostering lifelong learners. Tim is a former primary school teacher of 15 years, … Continue reading A New Tim Harris Short Story
SNAP for SNSL Photo Competition Have you heard the latest? The Students Need School Libraries campaign is running a photo competition for Australian school libraries! There are great prizes up for grabs, from our supporters – Wheelers, WebLinks, Australianplays.org, Softlink and Bloomsbury. But of course you’re not doing it for the prizes, or not entirely, … Continue reading SNAP – Photo Competition
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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