School Libraries During COVID-19

School Libraries Supporting Their Communities

SNAPSHOT OF A SCHOOL LIBRARY DURING COVID-19

We want to know and share what school libraries or school library teams have been focusing on during this COVID crisis. It might look a little different from the usual, but it's even more important during this time of change and upheaval.

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Take 5 minutes to respond to our questions or write a paragraph that explains what your school library has been doing during the COVID crisis.

School Libraries During and Post COVID-19 Webinar

Thank you to Eduwebinar for hosting this vibrant sharing session of what's been happening in many Australian school libraries during COVID19.  If only ALL students had access to such services!
You can watch the recording of the webinar and find links to the shared resources of the Eduwebinar website.

https://eduwebinar.com.au/webinar-archive/strategic-management/school-libraries-during-and-post-covid-19/

ACCESS Article

Thanks to all the contributors to Snapshot of a School Library During COVID-19. ACCESS featured a range of the responses in their June 2020 edition. You can read the article via the ASLA website or download the article PDF below.

This article was first published in ACCESS, vol. 34, issue 2, June 2020.

Read it here

Useful Links

Many of the library organisations of Australia have curated a range of resources and links to resources to aid school libraries during COVID-19.

Find more details on the websites of the organisations.

ALIA             -            ASLA               -                SLASA         -        SLAV

 

Lori, teacher librarian and creator of Lori's E-Musings shares her post on Connection - Local, Social, Global, about life and work in school libraries during COVID. Read it here.

What are school libraries doing?

Snapshot of a School Library During COVID-19 #11

April 29, 2020

Snapshot of a School Library During COVID-19 #11 Lynne Sim, Teacher/Librarian at the Mandurah Baptist College Senior School Library answered our questions about what their library team have been working on during COVID-19. What has been the focus for your school library/role during the COVID-19 Crisis? Providing opportunities for students to continue borrowing and reading. … Continue reading Snapshot of a School Library During COVID-19 #11

Snapshot of a School Library During COVID-19 #10

April 28, 2020

Snapshot of a School Library During COVID-19 #10 The Library Team at a school in Victoria are providing staff and students with online resources and information during COVID-19. The Head of Library Services answered our questions about what they have been doing. What has been the focus for your school library/role during the COVID-19 Crisis? … Continue reading Snapshot of a School Library During COVID-19 #10

Snapshot of a School Library During COVID-19 #9

April 27, 2020

Snapshot of a School Library During COVID-19 #9 The Library Team at a state high school in WA have been called stars by their appreciative parents as they work hard to support the students and staff during COVID-19. What has been the focus for your school library/role during the COVID-19 Crisis? Making sure that all … Continue reading Snapshot of a School Library During COVID-19 #9

Snapshot of a School Library During COVID-19 #8

April 24, 2020

Snapshot of a School Library During COVID-19 #8 A Teacher Librarian at a school in WA shared the story about how their school library has responded to COVID-19. Due to personal circumstances I was able to volunteer to supervise/teach the students of essential services parents that remained at the school. The number was small about … Continue reading Snapshot of a School Library During COVID-19 #8

Snapshot of a School Library During COVID-19 #7

April 23, 2020

Snapshot of a School Library During COVID-19 #7 Sarah Love, Head of Library at Mandurah Catholic College, WA, shares what has been happening in their school library during COVID-19. What has been the focus for your school library/role during the COVID-19 Crisis? As a Teacher Librarian – preparing to teach online. As the Library manager … Continue reading Snapshot of a School Library During COVID-19 #7

Snapshot of a School Library During COVID-19 #6

April 22, 2020

Snapshot of a School Library During COVID-19 #6 The Library Team at Cabra Dominican College have been busy supporting staff and students during COVID-19. Here’s what they have been up to. Towards the end of term when we had fewer and fewer students, we remained open. We continued to encourage reading and allowed unlimited borrowing. … Continue reading Snapshot of a School Library During COVID-19 #6

Snapshot of a School Library During COVID-19 #5

April 21, 2020

Snapshot of a School Library During COVID-19 #5 Janine and her library team at Mater Dei College, Edgewater in WA, have been busy supporting staff and students, while also making some updates to their library collections. She answered our questions to give us some more information about the tasks she and her team have been … Continue reading Snapshot of a School Library During COVID-19 #5

Snapshot of a School Library During COVID-19 #4

April 20, 2020

Snapshot of a School Library During COVID-19 #4 Rhonda Bruce, Teacher Librarian at St Johns College, Dubbo in NSW answered our questions about what their school library team have been doing during the COVID-19 outbreak to ensure their staff and students have access to the resources they need. What has been the focus for your … Continue reading Snapshot of a School Library During COVID-19 #4

Snapshot of a School Library During COVID-19 #3

April 18, 2020

Snapshot of a School Library During COVID-19 #3 Belinda Cameron, Teacher Librarian at Maclean High School  shares what she has been up to during COVID-19, focusing on collaboration RECREATING OUR LIBRARY COMMUNITY ONLINE: LIBRARY WEBSITE – Designed to support students, families, teachers and capture key areas of the MHS library such as origami, Harry Potter … Continue reading Snapshot of a School Library During COVID-19 #3

Snapshot of a School Library During COVID-19 #2

April 17, 2020

Snapshot of a School Library During COVID-19 #2 Natasha Georgiou, Teacher Librarian at Sevenoaks Senior College, WA, answered our questions about what their school library team have been doing during the COVID-19 outbreak. What has been the focus for your school library/ role during the COVID-19 crisis? Providing resources and online support for our teaching … Continue reading Snapshot of a School Library During COVID-19 #2

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