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
Snapshot of a School Library During COVID-19 #4 Rhonda Bruce, Teacher Librarian at St Johns College, Dubbo in NSW answered our questions about what their school library team have been doing during the COVID-19 outbreak to ensure their staff and students have access to the resources they need. What has been the focus for your … Continue reading Snapshot of a School Library During COVID-19 #4
Snapshot of a School Library During COVID-19 #1 In a South Australian public primary school of 400 students, the school library team have been busy ensuring that their students have everything they need during the COVID-19 crisis. The focus of the school library staff during this time has been: Buying more books and getting them … Continue reading Snapshot of a School Library During COVID-19 #1
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
A Day in the Life of a Head of Library Services Meet Sarah. Sarah Love is the Head of Library Services at Mandurah Catholic College, Mandurah Western Australia. The school library caters for students from Kindergarten to Year 12. Sarah agree to answer our questions to give us an idea about what a typical day … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Head of Library Services #1
Article: How do librarians in schools support struggling readers? Written by Margaret Kristin Merga Abstract: While librarians in schools often face significant budgetary cuts, they can play an important role in supporting learning in literacy and literature. However, little is known about the practices that they may employ to this end. Of particular interest is … Continue reading Article: How Do Librarians in Schools Support Struggling Readers?
The Big Issue: For the Love of Libraries In March 2019, The Big Issue cover story was all about libraries. For the Love of Libraries explored why school libraries must fight for survival when they are such important places - instilling a love of reading and providing literacy support, access to digital resources and a … Continue reading The Big Issue: Love of Libraries
Article: Challenges for teacher librarianship in the 21st century In her three-part article, Barabara Combes of Edith Cowan University, investigates the three main challenges faced by the profession of teacher librarianship in the 21st century, technology, time and workload, and status and role. Read the part one in Issue 66 of SCIS Connections. Read the … Continue reading Article: Challenges for teacher librarianship in the 21st century
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 Book Chook: What's so great about school libraries Teacher Librarian, Deb Robins, and Sue Stevenson of The Book Chook teamed up to write this article, published at The Book Chook, that explains what’s great about school libraries. It invites people to check out the Students Need School Libraries campaign website. Read the full article … Continue reading The Book Chook: What’s so great about school libraries?