As schools plan for closure, the school library teams get to work

What school libraries are doing to prepare for online learning With the spread of COVID-19, some schools have already had to temporarily close and others are preparing for more wide-spread closures. Whether this comes to pass or not, you can count on school library teams to be prepared. Even before this current threat, school libraries … Continue reading As schools plan for closure, the school library teams get to work

ABC News: School libraries hit by the loss of a dying breed as teacher librarians enter ‘survival mode’

ABC News: School libraries hit by the loss of a dying breed as teacher librarians enter 'surival mode' Rebecca Carmody at ABC News reports on the trend of the loss of qualified teacher librarians in Australian schools, with a focus on literary researcher Margaret Merga's research into school libraries. Read the full article on the … Continue reading ABC News: School libraries hit by the loss of a dying breed as teacher librarians enter ‘survival mode’

Article: Inquiry skills in the Australian Curriculum: A bird’s-eye view

Article: Inquiry skills in the Australian Curriculum: A bird's-eye view "The Australian Curriculum is a living document, and developing, implementing and evaluating it is a major logistical exercise. Teacher librarians are likely to be the only staff member in the school with a bird’s-eye view of the curriculum." Abstract: "This paper presents an analysis of … Continue reading Article: Inquiry skills in the Australian Curriculum: A bird’s-eye view

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 Canberra Times: Charnwood-Dunlop School community rallies to improve reading

The Canberra Times: Charnwood-Dunlop School community rallies to improve reading Written by Megan Doherty, this article talks about the strategies, including the employment of a teacher librarian, the Charnwood-Dunlop School have used to increase reading engagement, with positive implications for their testing results. Read the full article on The Canberra Times. Back to Media: Our … Continue reading The Canberra Times: Charnwood-Dunlop School community rallies to improve reading

Article: Opportunity knocks: The Australian Curriculum and Guided Inquiry

Article: Opportunity knocks: The Australian Curriculum and Guided Inquiry Written by Leonne FitzGerald, Lecturer in Teacher Librarianship at Charles Sturt University, this article is about the opportunity provided by the Australian Curriculum to employ an information literacy model such as that provided by Guided Inquiry. Read the article on the Charles Sturt University Research website. … Continue reading Article: Opportunity knocks: The Australian Curriculum and Guided Inquiry

ASA: Gender, Gatekeepers and Good Fun

ASA: Gender, Gatekeepers and Good Fun: The Current State of Play in Children’s Literature In her 2018 Australian Society of Authors’ Colin Simpson Memorial Lecture, presented on November 3 in Sydney, Jacqueline Harvey talks about the importance of reading, gender in literature, and the role that librarians, teachers, and parents have in encouraging reading. You can read … Continue reading ASA: Gender, Gatekeepers and Good Fun