Article: The Impact of Reading for Pleasure and Empowerment

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

Article: How Do Librarians in Schools Support Struggling Readers?

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

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

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

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

Article: School Libraries and Teacher-librarians – evidence of their contribution to student literacy and learning

Article: School Libraries and teacher-librarians: Evidence of their contribution to student literacy and learning International research provides compelling evidence that school libraries and teacher-librarians make a significant contribution to student literacy and learning outcomes. After summarising previous research, this article presents recent research focused on Gold Coast schools. These new Australian findings offer an evidenced … Continue reading Article: School Libraries and Teacher-librarians – evidence of their contribution to student literacy and learning