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(Re)Designing the library through school community participation

By Dr Hilary Hughes

Issue 111, Term 4 2019

Designing a school library presents exciting and sometimes daunting challenges. It can bring the whole school community together in a shared creative purpose. However, as one experienced teacher librarian commented: ‘It’s not enough to have a pretty building or space, it has to work as well’ (Bland

The DANZ Childrens Book Award

By Kate Foster

Issue 126, Term 3 2023

Understanding the value of inviting and listening to a variety of voices is considered the ultimate path to true acceptance. Slowly but surely, more books are being published which shine a light on diverse characters and communities. Furthermore, educators are recognising the importance of adding t

New Zealand school libraries respond to COVID-19

By Glenys Bichan

Issue 114, Term 3 2020

ans shared their brilliant ideas. Raroa Intermediate School’s Library Manager, Clare Forrest, put together Rahui Resources , providing this school community with a huge range of library goodness via links to e-books, online magazines, read-alouds and a great tab called ‘Fun and cool stuff’.  

Easy access to library services: public and school libraries working together

By Adie Johansen

Issue 116, Term 1 2021

Since 2015 we’ve been modernising our library service for the Manawatū community and embracing change. Our vision is simple: to be ‘the best little library in New Zealand’. A library is more than just an avenue for books. Libraries are community hubs where you can learn, create, feel safe and eng

The magic of school libraries

By Belinda Cameron

Issue 115, Term 4 2020

ians. The story of Harry Potter is so engaging that at Maclean High School , it has become a catalyst for an annual connection, involving our school community in a night of literacy, creativity, collaboration, technology and entertainment. Teacher librarians must continue to seek out ways to conne