Report: 2021 Australian School Library Survey Each year Softlink conduct their school library survey of schools around the world. Have you read the 2021 report on school libraries in Australia? Investigating staffing, funding and key areas, this is important data. Read the report on the Softlink website. Working together to ensure student access to high quality … Continue reading Report: 2021 Australian School Library Survey Report
Website: Margaret K. Merga's Research Dr Margaret K. Merga has continued to show her support of school libraries and the important role of school library staff. Dr Merga has conducted an array of research, including the reading habits and attitudes of teens, the role of the teacher librarian, the importance of reading, and so much … Continue reading Website: Margaret K Merga’s Research
Have Your Say - Softlink School Library Survey Now Open Take part in the 2020 Softlink School Library survey! #SchoolLibrarySurvey. The Survey is your opportunity to have a say on the trends and issues facing school libraries and is open to all schools in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia Pacific. Survey closes 15 Sept, 2020. … Continue reading Have Your Say – 2020 Softlink School Library Survey Now Open
Article: How Can School Libraries Support Student Wellbeing? Evidence and Implications for Further Research Dr Margaret Merga explores the connection between school libraries and student wellbeing and mental health. Abstract: Concern about student wellbeing and related mental health is a global issue, and schools are increasingly expected to support student wellbeing. While the focus on … Continue reading Article: How Can School Libraries Support Student Wellbeing?
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’