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

The Sydney Morning Herald: ‘It’s a crucial role’: Teacher librarians push to boost their numbers in schools

The Sydney Morning Herald: 'It's a crucial role': Teacher librarians push to boost their numbers in schools An article by Natassisa Chrysanthos was published in the The Sydney Morning Herald about the release of the updated recommended minimum staffing levels for school libraries. The staffing level table was released jointly by ASLA and ALIA. The … Continue reading The Sydney Morning Herald: ‘It’s a crucial role’: Teacher librarians push to boost their numbers in schools

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

Report: 2020 School Library Survey – Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific preliminary findings

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

Big News: SA ACER Report into School Library Staffing

Big News: ACER Report reveals data about staffing in SA School Libraries The 2011 Parliamentary Inquiry into School libraries and teacher librarians in 21st century Australia recommended national research into the links between library programs and student achievement as well as data on Teacher Librarian numbers in Australian schools. The School Library Association of South … Continue reading Big News: SA ACER Report into School Library Staffing

Snapshot of A School Library During COVID-19 #28

Snapshot of a School Library During COVID-19 #28 The Library Team at Heathdale Christian College (Werribee and Melton) have been busy during both Victoria's first and second COVID outbreaks. What has been the focus for your school library/role during the COVID-19 Crisis? Library teacher turning 1st round of remote learning did take library classes, using … Continue reading Snapshot of A School Library During COVID-19 #28

School libraries feature in these two free webinars

School libraries feature In these free webinars Thanks to Eduwebinar, two free webinars featured school libraries and their focus during COVID-19. While schools, teachers, students and the library teams that serve them were facing closures, a move to online learning and new restrictions, these school library staff responded quickly to the changes and were determined … Continue reading School libraries feature in these two free webinars