Ambrose Treacy College Connect: Students DO Need School Libraries

Ambrose Treacy College Connect: Students DO Need School Libraries Sarah McCallan, Head of Library Services at Ambrose Treacy College, has written this fantastic article about why students need school libraries. She addresses topic such as literacy, 21st Century Skills and the ways in which their students benefit from having a wonderful school library. She also … Continue reading Ambrose Treacy College Connect: Students DO Need School Libraries

P&C fight for a teacher librarian in their school – and win!!

P&C fight for a teacher librarian in their school - and win!! How the voice of parents can make a difference A small government primary school in the suburbs of Brisbane, Queensland didn’t have a teacher librarian in their school library. What the school did have, though, was concerned parents and an amazing P&C committee, … Continue reading P&C fight for a teacher librarian in their school – and win!!

Article: School libraries, teacher-librarians and student outcomes: presenting and using the evidence

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

Enthralled Magazine: Michael Salmon: An Interview

Enthralled Magazine: Michael Salmon: An Interview An interview with Australian author and illustrator Michael Salmon about his creative process and his support for the Students Need School Libraries campaign. Read the full interview on the Enthralled Magazine website. Back to Media: Our Campaign Working together to ensure student access to high quality school library services. Stay … Continue reading Enthralled Magazine: Michael Salmon: An Interview

The Age: Extending the shelf life of the school library in the internet age

The Age: Extending the shelf life of the school library in the internet age Article by Henriette Cook. Extending the shelf life of the school library in the internet age takes a look at the condition of school libraries in Australia, staff levels, some misinformed ideas and how Australian Children's Laureate and the Students Need … Continue reading The Age: Extending the shelf life of the school library in the internet age

Article: Reviewing the research and evidence: Towards best practices for garnering support for school libraries

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