Article: How Can School Libraries Support Student Wellbeing? Evidence and Implications for Further Research Dr Margaret Merga explores the connection between school libraries and student wellbeing and mental health. Abstract: Concern about student wellbeing and related mental health is a global issue, and schools are increasingly expected to support student wellbeing. While the focus on … Continue reading Article: How Can School Libraries Support Student Wellbeing?
Report: 2019 Softlink Survey Report Findings from Softlink's 2019 Australia, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific School Library Survey into school library budgets, staffing, library services and trends. Read the report on the Softlink website Looking for more research? Return to Research Page Working together to ensure student access to high quality school library services. Stay updated Join … Continue reading Report: 2019 Softlink Survey Report
Article: Leading from the sweet spot: embedding the library and the teacher librarian in your school community Linking the role of the teacher librarian and student outcomes, this article by Emma Cox and Lori Korodaj explores leadership at a variety of levels and how the teacher librarian role can be embedded into a school community. … Continue reading Article: Leading from the Sweet Spot
Report: Research evidence on reading for pleasure The first section of the document highlights research evidence on reading for pleasure from domestic and international literature; exploring evidence on the trends and benefits of independent reading amongst both primary and secondary- aged children, as well as why children read. The second section covers the evidence on … Continue reading Report: Research Evidence on Reading for Pleasure
Report: On the edge of adulthood: Summary of Key Findings from the Competent Learners at 16 project Competent Children, Competent Learners is a longitudinal study which began in 1993 and follows the progress of a sample of around 500 New Zealand young people from early childhood education through schooling and beyond. Several reports from the … Continue reading Report: On the Edge of Adulthood
Article: The Impact of reading for pleasure and empowerment "There is strong evidence that reading for pleasure can increase empathy, improve relationships with others, reduce the symptoms of depression and improve wellbeing throughout life, new research carried out for The Reading Agency has found. The report, conducted by BOP Consulting and funded by the Peter Sowerby Foundation, … Continue reading Article: The Impact of Reading for Pleasure and Empowerment
Website: National Library of NZ Reading For Pleasure - A Door to Success "Aside from the sheer joy of exercising the imagination, research shows reading for pleasure improves literacy, social skills, health, and learning outcomes." This website outlines the many benefits of reading for pleasure and offers many links to supporting research. Visit the National … Continue reading Website: NatLib NZ Reading for Pleasure – A Door To Success
Article: How do librarians in schools support struggling readers? Written by Margaret Kristin Merga Abstract: While librarians in schools often face significant budgetary cuts, they can play an important role in supporting learning in literacy and literature. However, little is known about the practices that they may employ to this end. Of particular interest is … Continue reading Article: How Do Librarians in Schools Support Struggling Readers?
Article: Researcher's Perspective: Is teacher librarianship in crisis in digital environments? An Australian perspective Abstract: "The information environment of a good school library has been undergoing a transformation, powered by technology and trans-media influences in our classrooms. The role of the teacher librarian is to promote books, reading and research, in old ways and new … Continue reading Article: Researcher’s Perspective: Is teacher librarianship in crisis in digital environments? An Australian Perspective
Article: Inquiry skills in the Australian Curriculum: A bird's-eye view "The Australian Curriculum is a living document, and developing, implementing and evaluating it is a major logistical exercise. Teacher librarians are likely to be the only staff member in the school with a bird’s-eye view of the curriculum." Abstract: "This paper presents an analysis of … Continue reading Article: Inquiry skills in the Australian Curriculum: A bird’s-eye view