Article: Inquiry skills in the Australian Curriculum: A bird’s-eye view

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

Article: School libraries, teacher-librarians and student outcomes: presenting and using the evidence

Article: School libraries, teacher-librarians and student outcomes: presenting and using the evidence Abstract: "Evidence is required to ensure the future viability of school libraries and teacher-librarians. Education policy makers and school principals need detailed, reliable evidence to support informed decision-making about school library resourcing and staffing. Teacher-librarians need evidence to guide their professional practice and … Continue reading Article: School libraries, teacher-librarians and student outcomes: presenting and using the evidence

Article: Challenges for teacher librarianship in the 21st century

Article: Challenges for teacher librarianship in the 21st century In her three-part article, Barabara Combes of Edith Cowan University, investigates the three main challenges faced by the profession of teacher librarianship in the 21st century, technology, time and workload, and status and role. Read the part one in Issue 66 of SCIS Connections.  Read the … Continue reading Article: Challenges for teacher librarianship in the 21st century

Article: Reviewing the research and evidence: Towards best practices for garnering support for school libraries

Article: Reviewing the research and evidence: Towards best practices for garnering support for school libraries Excerpt: "Though not exclusive to school libraries, concerns about cutting funding to libraries have been common in the popular media in the past few years. For example, during the past few months alone, the American Library Association has given extensive … Continue reading Article: Reviewing the research and evidence: Towards best practices for garnering support for school libraries

Article: Opportunity knocks: The Australian Curriculum and Guided Inquiry

Article: Opportunity knocks: The Australian Curriculum and Guided Inquiry Written by Leonne FitzGerald, Lecturer in Teacher Librarianship at Charles Sturt University, this article is about the opportunity provided by the Australian Curriculum to employ an information literacy model such as that provided by Guided Inquiry. Read the article on the Charles Sturt University Research website. … Continue reading Article: Opportunity knocks: The Australian Curriculum and Guided Inquiry

Report: The 2018 Softlink Australia, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific School Library Survey Report

Report: The 2018 Softlink Australia, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific School Library Survey Report Findings from Softlink's 2018 Australia, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific School Library Survey into school library budgets, staffing, library services and trends. Read the article on the Softlink website Looking for more research? Return to Research Page Working together to ensure student access to … Continue reading Report: The 2018 Softlink Australia, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific School Library Survey Report

How do librarians in schools support struggling readers

Article: How do librarians in schools support struggling readers? 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 the role of librarians in … Continue reading How do librarians in schools support struggling readers

Report: The 2017 Softlink Australian and New Zealand School Library Survey Report

Report: The 2017 Softlink Australian and New Zealand School Library Survey Report Findings from Softlink's 2017 Australian and New Zealand School Library Survey into school library budgets, staffing, library services and trends. Read the article on the Softlink website Looking for more research? Return to Research Page Working together to ensure student access to high quality … Continue reading Report: The 2017 Softlink Australian and New Zealand School Library Survey Report

Report: What the Staff in Australia’s Schools surveys tells us about teachers working in school libraries

Report: What the Staff in Australia's Schools surveys tell us about teachers working in school libraries This report analyses the 2007, 2010 and 2013 Staff in Australia's Schools (SiAS) survey results to produce profiles of primary and secondary teachers who are working in a library role. It compares the findings about numbers of teachers working … Continue reading Report: What the Staff in Australia’s Schools surveys tells us about teachers working in school libraries