Report: 2019 Softlink Survey Report

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

Sydney Morning Herald: New Children’s Laureate worries for teen readers

Sydney Morning Herald: New Children's Laureate worries for teen readers Linda Morris of Sydney Morning Herald spoke with Australian Children's Laureate, Ursual Dubosarsky, about her concerns for teenage readers and the importance of school libraries. Read the full article on the Sydney Morning Herald website.  Return to Media: School Libraries Working together to ensure student access … Continue reading Sydney Morning Herald: New Children’s Laureate worries for teen readers

The Chronicle: Glennie’s Blind Date With A Book

The Chronicle: Glennie's Blind Date With A Book Coinciding with QSLA's Queensland School Library Week, Toowoomba's Glennie School library featured in The Chronicle about their library's Blind Date with a Book event. The article also highlighted the importance of school libraries. If you have a subscription with The Chronicle, you can hear more from Teacher … Continue reading The Chronicle: Glennie’s Blind Date With A Book

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

Developmental Bibliotherapy – using books to guide young people through adolescence

Development Bibliotherapy - using books to guide young people through adolescence Written by Judith Wakeman Students need school librarians and dedicated reading programs to enhance their mental health and wellbeing. Not only does reading fiction help adolescents navigate personal and emotional development during their teens, but developing a reading habit can help to mitigate the … Continue reading Developmental Bibliotherapy – using books to guide young people through adolescence

Report: Research Evidence on Reading for Pleasure

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

Article: The Impact of Reading for Pleasure and Empowerment

Article: The Impact of reading for pleasure and empowerment "There is strong evidence that reading for pleasure can increase empathy, improve relationships with others, reduce the symptoms of depression and improve wellbeing throughout life, new research carried out for The Reading Agency has found. The report, conducted by BOP Consulting and funded by the Peter Sowerby Foundation, … Continue reading Article: The Impact of Reading for Pleasure and Empowerment

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