films

Please share these films to paint a picture about what school libraries can and should be like.

Thanks and acknowledgements

Why are school libraries so important?

Author, Harry Laing; teacher librarian, Amy Byrne; author/illustrator Michael Salmon; teacher, Betty Chau; author and Australian Children's Laureate, Morris Gleitzman; and author Jackie French discuss school libraries.

Teachers +Teacher Librarians = Better Learning

Teacher, Marina Fowler; principal, Julie Murkins; teacher, Kate Elliot; teacher librarian, Emily Squires; and teacher librarian, Holly Godfree discuss school libraries.

The Pantry Analogy

Teacher librarian, Holly Godfree; author, Jack Heath; and author, Jackie French discuss school libraries.

The Library Team

Library assistant, Glenys Cooper; library technician, Kate Jones; teacher librarian, Holly Godfree; and teacher librarian, Olivia Neilson discuss school libraries.

What do you learn in a school library?

Teacher librarian, Holly Godfree; Teacher librarian, Emily Squires; student, Kika; and author and Australian Children's Laureate, Morris Gleitzman discuss school libraries.

Fostering a love of reading

Teacher librarian, Amy Byrne; author, Jack Heath; and teacher, Lance Yu discuss school libraries.

Primary school libraries

Executive teacher, Leonie Gracie; principal, Annamaria Zuffo; author/illustrator, Michael Salmon; teacher librarian, Amy Byrne; and student, Jamie discuss school libraries.

School libraries are a safe place

Teacher librarian, Lori Korodaj; school librarian, Ruth Mahon; teacher librarian, Amy Byrne; Nguru program outreach officer, Wayne Sloane; and student, Andrew discuss school libraries.

Researching in the modern world

Teacher librarian, Sue Martin; teacher librarian, Keith Mullumby; teacher librarian, Olivia Neilson; student, Jamie; and author, Jack Heath discuss school libraries.

Using technology well

Teacher, Lance Yu; Nguru Program outreach officer, Wayne Sloane; parent, Emma Booth; author, Jack Heath; and author, Jackie French discuss school libraries.

The common room of knowledge

Teacher, Marina Fowler; teacher librarian, Lori Korodaj; executive teacher, Leonie Gracie; school principal, Julie Murkins; and author, Jackie French discuss school libraries.

The importance of experts in schools

School principal, Julie Murkins; teacher librarian, Amy Byrne; teacher librarian, Keith Mullumby; and teacher librarian, Holly Godfree discuss school libraries.

Teacher? Librarian? Teacher Librarian?

Teacher librarian (former librarian), Sue Martin; teacher librarian, Amy Byrne; teacher librarian, Holly Godfree; student, Kika; and teacher librarian, Olivia Neilson discuss school libraries.

Natural Digital Experts

Primary school student, Jamie; teacher librarian, Keith Mullumby; school librarian, Ruth Mahon; and author, Jackie French discuss school libraries.

Film Credits

Videographer and editor

Andrew Ford

Andrew is a graduate from the 2017 class of Lake Tuggeranong College and is currently taking a gap year before attending the University of Canberra. He is a musician and a self-proclaimed geek and has hopes to one day be working on the set of the BBC’s Doctor Who. Andrew has been close friends with both Luke and Marcus since they attended High School and the three have worked on multiple media projects together. It’s his hope that they’ll do so again eventually.

Videographer and editor

Luke Marriott

Luke is a highly enthusiastic and outgoing student who graduated from the 2017 class of Lake Tuggeranong College. He is currently studying a Bachelor of Media Art and Production at the University of Canberra and already in his first year is receiving positive feedback on his progress. As well as participating in this project, Luke works closely with other individuals to create content for websites and marketing for businesses including Dominos Calwell and Created New. Luke endeavours to pursue his Media degree with hopes of one day collaborating with international filmmakers in the industry.

Videographer and editor

Marcus Sutton

Bio to come.

Executive Producer

Holly Godfree

Holly slid from the classroom into the school library in 2006 and completed her MEdTL in 2015. For years now, she has been very active in local and national efforts to advocate for improvements in school library resourcing. She is currently coordinating the Students Need School Libraries advocacy campaign.  She clearly remembers the meeting in 2015 when making these films was suggested as a wistful dream and is absolutely delighted that this fantastic team came together to make them a reality.

Producer

Stefan Kussy

Stefan is a teacher with many years experience teaching in the ACT, a media producer, photographer, film reviewer, and writer.  He authored the ACT’s first Media Studies course and contributed to every rewrite, including in his role as an industry practitioner. Stefan was a member of the successful team who received Commonwealth funding for a Multimedia Skill Centre at Lake Tuggeranong College and led the Education Directorate’s Media Production team. He has worked in the media industry with ABC radio, writes film reviews for a local newspaper, is a member of the Australian Society of Authors and runs a small media production business, including producing projects for Royal Life Saving Society Australia, Education Directorate ACT, ACT Health and the ACT government.

Music Credits

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