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

Courier Mail: Page Turners Spreading the Word on Books and Letter to Editor

Courier Mail: Spreading the Word on Books An article in QLD's Courier Mail, accompanied by a splendid photograph of  students,  featured the good work of teacher librarians in Queensland who are building students' literacy. Activities highlighted in the article included reading and writing workbooks with children's author Aleesah Darlison, and the Premier's Reading Challenge. In … Continue reading Courier Mail: Page Turners Spreading the Word on Books and Letter to Editor

Website: NatLib NZ Reading for Pleasure – A Door To Success

Website: National Library of NZ Reading For Pleasure - A Door to Success "Aside from the sheer joy of exercising the imagination, research shows reading for pleasure improves literacy, social skills, health, and learning outcomes." This website outlines the many benefits of reading for pleasure and offers many links to supporting research. Visit the National … Continue reading Website: NatLib NZ Reading for Pleasure – A Door To Success

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

The Conversation: Don’t worry, a school library with fewer books and more technology is good for today’s students

The Conversation: Don't worry, a school library with fewer books and more technology is good for today's students In response to a recent article about a school changing its library services, this article discusses the importance of school libraries and how libraries work with and teach students to use technology well. Read the full article … Continue reading The Conversation: Don’t worry, a school library with fewer books and more technology is good for today’s students

Readability: Can the solution to Australia’s literacy woes be found in the school library?

Readability: Can the solution to Australia's literacy woes be found in the school library? This blog post by Fleur Morrison discusses the Students Need School Libraries campaign and the importance of school libraries in addressing the literacy skills of Australian students. Read the full blog post on the Readability website. Back to Media Releases Working together … Continue reading Readability: Can the solution to Australia’s literacy woes be found in the school library?

EducationHQ: Are school libraries on the way out or up?

EducationHQ: Are school libraries on the way out or up? Sarah Duggan writes about the future of school libraries in Australia and the steps author Leigh Hobbs is taking to preserve them. Read the full article on EducationHQ Return to Media Coverage Working together to ensure student access to high quality school library services. Stay updated … Continue reading EducationHQ: Are school libraries on the way out or up?