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?
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
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? 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
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 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 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 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