ASLD 2023 – Competition Celebrate Australian School Library Day this year with resources, ideas and a competition. Share a story about how school libraries or staff have had a positive impact on your life. As part of the Australian School Libraries Day celebration, you have the chance to win one of eight $100 gift vouchers … Continue reading ASLD 2023 + Competition
EOI – Campaign Coordinator Role A word from Campaign Coordinator – Holly Godfree Dear School Library Community, I’ve come to the (long-considered) conclusion that it is time for me to step down from my role as Coordinator of the Students Need School Libraries campaign. It was in 2016, a year after its conception, that … Continue reading EOI – SNSL Campaign Coordinator Role
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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