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Report: 2021 Australian School Library Survey Each year Softlink conduct their school library survey of schools around the world. Have you read the 2021 report on school libraries in Australia? Investigating staffing, funding and key areas, this is important data. Read the report on the Softlink website. Working together to ensure student access to high quality … Continue reading Report: 2021 Australian School Library Survey Report
July 17, 2022
Report: Knowledge Bank of Australian and New Zealand School Libraries Drawing on over a 100 years of resources for and about teacher librarians and school libraries in Australia and New Zealand, Knowledge Bank of Australian and New Zealand School Libraries (KBANZSL) provides a point in time finding aid to critical reports, books, papers and other … Continue reading Report: Knowledge Bank of Australian and New Zealand School Libraries
Website: Margaret K. Merga’s Research Dr Margaret K. Merga has continued to show her support of school libraries and the important role of school library staff. Dr Merga has conducted an array of research, including the reading habits and attitudes of teens, the role of the teacher librarian, the importance of reading, and so much … Continue reading Website: Margaret K Merga’s Research
November 25, 2020
Report: 2020 School Library Survey – Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific preliminary findings The preliminary findings for the Softlink 2020 School Library Survey Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific have been released. This very important annual survey helps to raise awareness around staffing levels, funding, budgets, programs and areas of interest for school libraries. … Continue reading Report: 2020 School Library Survey – Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific preliminary findings
Report: School libraries in South Australia 2019 Census This report presents the results of a survey census and website review of school libraries, taken across all South Australian schools in Term 3, 2019. The census collected data on school library staffing, facilities, funding, and support. Results reveal that schools with a qualified teacher librarian are … Continue reading Report: School libraries in South Australia 2019 Census
October 3, 2020
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?
July 27, 2020
Report: 2019 Softlink Survey Report Findings from Softlink’s 2019 Australia, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific School Library Survey into school library budgets, staffing, library services and trends. Read the report on the Softlink website Looking for more research? Return to Research Page Working together to ensure student access to high quality school library services. Stay updated Join … Continue reading Report: 2019 Softlink Survey Report
May 6, 2020
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
December 12, 2019
Report: Research evidence on reading for pleasure The first section of the document highlights research evidence on reading for pleasure from domestic and international literature; exploring evidence on the trends and benefits of independent reading amongst both primary and secondary- aged children, as well as why children read. The second section covers the evidence on … Continue reading Report: Research Evidence on Reading for Pleasure
August 29, 2019
Report: On the edge of adulthood: Summary of Key Findings from the Competent Learners at 16 project Competent Children, Competent Learners is a longitudinal study which began in 1993 and follows the progress of a sample of around 500 New Zealand young people from early childhood education through schooling and beyond. Several reports from the … Continue reading Report: On the Edge of Adulthood
August 28, 2019
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