Courier Mail: Page Turners Spreading the Word on Books and Letter to Editor

Courier Mail: Spreading the Word on Books An article in QLD's Courier Mail, accompanied by a splendid photograph of  students,  featured the good work of teacher librarians in Queensland who are building students' literacy. Activities highlighted in the article included reading and writing workbooks with children's author Aleesah Darlison, and the Premier's Reading Challenge. In … Continue reading Courier Mail: Page Turners Spreading the Word on Books and Letter to Editor

ABC News: School libraries hit by the loss of a dying breed as teacher librarians enter ‘survival mode’

ABC News: School libraries hit by the loss of a dying breed as teacher librarians enter 'surival mode' Rebecca Carmody at ABC News reports on the trend of the loss of qualified teacher librarians in Australian schools, with a focus on literary researcher Margaret Merga's research into school libraries. Read the full article on the … Continue reading ABC News: School libraries hit by the loss of a dying breed as teacher librarians enter ‘survival mode’

The Canberra Times: Charnwood-Dunlop School community rallies to improve reading

The Canberra Times: Charnwood-Dunlop School community rallies to improve reading Written by Megan Doherty, this article talks about the strategies, including the employment of a teacher librarian, the Charnwood-Dunlop School have used to increase reading engagement, with positive implications for their testing results. Read the full article on The Canberra Times. Back to Media: Our … Continue reading The Canberra Times: Charnwood-Dunlop School community rallies to improve reading

Connections: Morris Gleitzman on the uniquely contributive role of school libraries

Connections: Morris Gleitzman on the uniquely contributive role of school libraries "Australian Children's Laureate Morris Gleitzman discusses the uniquely contributive role of school libraries, and how parents and supporters can work together to ensure students have access to strong school library services. " Read the full article in Connections, Issue 108. Return to Media: School … Continue reading Connections: Morris Gleitzman on the uniquely contributive role of school libraries

The Conversation: Don’t worry, a school library with fewer books and more technology is good for today’s students

The Conversation: Don't worry, a school library with fewer books and more technology is good for today's students In response to a recent article about a school changing its library services, this article discusses the importance of school libraries and how libraries work with and teach students to use technology well. Read the full article … Continue reading The Conversation: Don’t worry, a school library with fewer books and more technology is good for today’s students

ASA: Gender, Gatekeepers and Good Fun

ASA: Gender, Gatekeepers and Good Fun: The Current State of Play in Children’s Literature In her 2018 Australian Society of Authors’ Colin Simpson Memorial Lecture, presented on November 3 in Sydney, Jacqueline Harvey talks about the importance of reading, gender in literature, and the role that librarians, teachers, and parents have in encouraging reading. You can read … Continue reading ASA: Gender, Gatekeepers and Good Fun

ABC News: School libraries ‘disappearing’ as the digital age takes over

ABC: School libraries 'disappearing' as the digital age takes over Patrick Wood on ABC News Breakfast talks school libraries and the steps author Leigh Hobbs it taking to save them. Read or listen to the article on ABC News.  Return to Media Coverage Working together to ensure student access to high quality school library services. Stay … Continue reading ABC News: School libraries ‘disappearing’ as the digital age takes over

EducationHQ: Are school libraries on the way out or up?

EducationHQ: Are school libraries on the way out or up? Sarah Duggan writes about the future of school libraries in Australia and the steps author Leigh Hobbs is taking to preserve them. Read the full article on EducationHQ Return to Media Coverage Working together to ensure student access to high quality school library services. Stay updated … Continue reading EducationHQ: Are school libraries on the way out or up?

The Guardian: Experts condemn ‘folly’ of pilot scheme using pupils to staff school libraries

The Guardian: Experts condemn 'folly' of pilot scheme using pupils to staff school libraries "Parents, literacy experts, trade unions, teachers and librarians have spoken out against initiative being trialled by the Scottish Borders council" Read the full article on The Guardian. Return to Media: School Libraries Working together to ensure student access to high quality school … Continue reading The Guardian: Experts condemn ‘folly’ of pilot scheme using pupils to staff school libraries