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ASLA-ALIA Release Recommended Minimum Staffing Levels Table

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

International School Library Day Zoom Meeting

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

Curious and Wild #8

Curious and Wild #8 Back to all posts Working together to ensure student access to high quality school library services. Stay updated Join our mailing list. Subscribe Search Connect © 2020 Students Need School Libraries

Curious and Wild #7

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

Curious and Wild #6

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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

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?

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