Announcing Australian School Library Day We are super excited to announce Australian School Library Day. Celebrating on the 24th of August, 2022, Australian School Library Day sits in the middle of the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book Week. It is the perfect opportunity to highlight incredible Australian children’s literature and the amazing things Australian … Continue reading Announcing Australian School Library Day 2022
ASLA-ALIA Release Recommended Minimum Staffing Levels Table ASLA and ALIA have released the long-awaited update to the recommended minimum staffing levels for Australian school libraries. ABSTRACT: “Since the publication of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and Australian School Library Association (ASLA) Learning for the future: developing information services in schools (LFTF), 2nd edition in … Continue reading ASLA-ALIA Release Recommended Minimum Staffing Levels Table
Recap of Zoom Meeting – What Parents Need to Know About School Libraries We got some great feedback from our lively event on Tuesday, 20th of October, which was International School Library Day. Holly Godfree, campaign coordinator ran attendees through the key reasons why school libraries are so important for students and offered a range … Continue reading International School Library Day Zoom Meeting
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Curious and Wild #7 “I am wild about reading and I love sharing my passion for reading with our students and staff. My favourite event of the year is Book Week, when our whole school gets involved in the fun and joy of reading with heaps of great activities, displays, competitions and events.” – Deb … Continue reading Curious and Wild #7
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 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 Library Technician #1 Meet Jane Steinback. She is Library Technician and runs the school library at Curtin 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
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
A Day in the Life of a Teacher Librarian #1 Elizabeth Abbott is a Teacher Librarian at Dubbo College, South Campus in NSW. She loves the variety of her position and how no two days, periods or duties are the same. She works with students from Year 7 to Year 10. Elizabeth agreed to answer … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Teacher Librarian #1
A Day in the Life of a Head of Library Services Meet Sarah. Sarah Love is the Head of Library Services at Mandurah Catholic College, Mandurah Western Australia. The school library caters for students from Kindergarten to Year 12. Sarah agree to answer our questions to give us an idea about what a typical day … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Head of Library Services #1
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