Students Need School Libraries

All children need a quality school library run by qualified professionals. Is your child's school library all that it can and should be?

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7 Signs Flyers - Free to download

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Our Mission

Our mission is to ensure student access to high quality school library services.

Our vision is that every student has access to a dynamic, well-resourced school library run by qualified library staff.

Wall of Support

"Every school needs a school library—it’s a no-brainer. Reading underlies every area of the curriculum and the key is having a well stocked school library and a passionate school librarian who can put the right book into the right hands at the right time."

Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton

Resources

Your voice is important. We invite you to join our campaign to spread the word about the importance of quality school libraries for all children. We have created a toolbox of free resources for parents, teachers and schools to use to help secure quality school libraries for all students.

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Show your support. Our partners at Syba Signs have created a wonderful range of Students Need School Libraries merchandise. From posters and bumper stickers to banners and badges, you can show your support of our important mission.

10% of all sales will be donated back to the Students Need School Libraries campaign!

News

Campaign Launch Date Announcement

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Campaign Launch Date Announced Mark your calendars!  The date and time for the launch of the Students Need School Libraries campaign is Tuesday, … Continue reading Campaign Launch Date Announcement

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

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Article: School Libraries and teacher-librarians: Evidence of their contribution to student literacy and learning International research provides compelling evidence that … Continue reading Article: School Libraries and Teacher-librarians – evidence of their contribution to student literacy and learning

Website: Canadian School Libraries

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Website: Canadian School Libraries Canadian School Libraries (CSL) is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to professional research and development in … Continue reading Website: Canadian School Libraries

From our blog

Announcing Australian School Library Day 2022

Announcing Australian School Library Day We are super excited to announce Australian School Library Day. Celebrating on the 24th of August, 2022, Australian School Library Day sits in the middle of the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book Week. It is the perfect opportunity to highlight incredible Australian children’s literature and the amazing things Australian … Continue reading Announcing Australian School Library Day 2022

ASLA-ALIA Release Recommended Minimum Staffing Levels Table

ASLA-ALIA Release Recommended Minimum Staffing Levels Table ASLA and ALIA have released the long-awaited update to the recommended minimum staffing levels for Australian school libraries. ABSTRACT: “Since the publication of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and Australian School Library Association (ASLA) Learning for the future: developing information services in schools (LFTF), 2nd edition in … Continue reading ASLA-ALIA Release Recommended Minimum Staffing Levels Table

International School Library Day Zoom Meeting

Recap of Zoom Meeting – What Parents Need to Know About School Libraries We got some great feedback from our lively event on Tuesday, 20th of October, which was International School Library Day. Holly Godfree, campaign coordinator ran attendees through the key reasons why school libraries are so important for students and offered a range … Continue reading International School Library Day Zoom Meeting

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