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
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
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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