Term 4 1997
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Thank you Heather, Welcome Nigel
This edition of Connections marks the last time Heather Kelsall will sit in the chair as editor. Heather has presided over the past 12 editions of Connections and in her own very professional way has put her stamp on the newsletter. For the 1997 school year, Heather accepted a new position at the Southport School as Director of Admissions but with her dedication to the teacher librarian profession decided to continue as Connections Editor, 'just to keep her hand in'. However, as the demands of her new position become more pressing, Heather has decided to hand the baton on to a new editor for 1998. Connections has benefited from Heather's editorship by being able to tap into her wide library experience and also her ability to locate and coerce many and varied teacher librarians and teachers to contribute to the newsletter.
On behalf of all Connections readers, Curriculum Corporation, and especially Ellen Paxton and myself, I would like to thank Heather very sincerely for her work over the past three years and wish her well with future endeavours. We look forward to occasional contributions to the newsletter as she visits interesting schools, and school libraries, in her new role.
Nigel Paull, teacher librarian at Sth Grafton Primary school, NSW, has agreed to step in as editor for the next two years. Curriculum Corporation welcomes Nigel to the position and looks forward to his perspective on school libraries over the next two years.
Farewell and Welcome
Three years and twelve issues later it is with some regret that I welcome Nigel Paull as the new editor for Connections in 1998. Nigel brings to the task new perspectives as a primary T / L from a country state school in New South Wales, South Grafton Primary School. His special interests are the application of technology, and the integration of thinking skills and information literacy. From 1989 to 1991, he was Senior Education Officer at Library Services with the NSW Department of Education working primarily with promoting and inservicing he SCIS database and associated services so Connections will be in safe hands!
My thanks to the many contributors who have made my time as editor both enjoyable and exciting. I have learnt something new almost every issue! My promotion last year away from the library has totally convinced me that T / Ls are the greatest networkers, supporting each other and sharing information sources for the benefit of our students.
Good luck, Nigel in your new role, and I wish you all well as you continue to service the information needs of Australia' s next generation.