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Daring to be different: celebrating diversity in literature

By Ruth Devine

Issue 105, Term 2 2018

re physical and developmental diversity in such a way? Simple. We need writers to write them, publishers to produce them and booksellers, schools and libraries to stock them. As a mum of three boys with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), it hurt when the eldest told me he felt defectiv

Promoting literature to students

By Bob Docherty

Issue 94, Term 3 2015

', built my knowledge of literature, and I grew to realise that children and young adults needed to be told about all those wonderful stories. School libraries do a brilliant job but they are under increasing pressure to reduce staff and costs as electronic sources take precedence. Librarians and te

CC News

By Schools Catalogue Information Service (SCIS)

Issue 34, Term 3 2000

for library staff. Contributions are encouraged as we would like to provide comprehensive information on our website that is beneficial to all school libraries. 5. Subscriptions 2001 Due to requests from library staff we are making arrangements for SCIS subscriptions for the year 2001 to become avai

Building a buzz with book snaps

By Susan Stephenson

Issue 104, Term 1 2018

es to copyright principles. You can find more information at the Australian Copyright Council. You can also read about the special agreement covering libraries and book covers. So, how can you make a book snap? You start with a tablet or computer. You also need something that can take a photo of a p

CC News

By Schools Catalogue Information Service

Issue 30, Term 3 1999

been produced locally for specific needs will not be on the SCIS database and will need to be catalogued by the Teacher Librarian. In some instances libraries may wish to edit the record to i nclude specific local details such as acquisition details, reviews, further subject headings and notes. CIP

A world of online distraction

By Natasha Georgiou

Issue 91, Term 4 2014

ed the school library landscape and we need to be prepared for this if we want to remain relevant in our schools. In a world of information overload, libraries have never been more important. Teaching information and digital literacies, and promoting and encouraging a love of reading are vital for t

How are you using SCIS?

By Ben Chadwick

Issue 102, Term 3 2017

posters and charts, music CDs, maps, and toys. These figures justify our policy on the cataloguing of good quality electronic resources to supplement libraries’ physical collections. In terms of resource content, based on Dewey classifications, the majority of downloads were for fictional works. Wit

Dyslexia: can we read with our ears?

By Sarah Asome

Issue 106, Term 3 2018

ng to the International Dyslexia Association. It is estimated that one in five children in Australia have dyslexia. We often take it for granted that libraries are inclusive for all our citizens, but they can be places that students with dyslexia will avoid. Often, dyslexic students get lost in the

Venturing Out on the NSW Board of Studies Website

By Louise Bidenko

Issue 30, Term 3 1999

eviews of their latest and most pertinent material. Another source, which seemed important to include, was the existing resources available in school libraries and storerooms around the state. With the absence of a syllabus for many years decisions concerned with resourcing HSIE K-6 have been somewh

How to support early literacy with phonemic awareness

By Judith Barker

Issue 119, Term 4

‘breaking the code’ of the written language.  Terms used here often overlap in the classroom. For more detailed phonics information and resources for libraries and schools see Resources below. Encouraging students' confidence and success in reading Both phonemic awareness and phonics are taught on a

Playful learning in the library

By Sarah Pavey MSc FCLIP FRSA

Issue 120, Term 1

ally reducing engagement. This is why Josie, for example, might struggle with a points-based reading scheme. Games for learning and for promoting our libraries to our communities With our wonderful librarian creativity, the door is wide open for designing learning tools for students, working with su

Graphic novels and manga selection: 101

By Michael Earp

Issue 121, Term 2 2022

ur library. Keep going. There is so much delight and depth to be discovered. I wrote about the way we categorise our graphic novels in my Schools and libraries newsletter late last year. I got a lot of feedback that it was extremely helpful. It showed teachers, parents and even publishers how to app

Imagining the future

By Lili Wilkinson

Issue 122, Term 3 2022

one, everywhere to be able to think STEM could be for them, and this project is  a great way to introduce that idea to young people. How can schools, libraries and individuals get involved? Imagining the Future will be providing a suite of resources that are great for use in schools and in the libra

Supporting learning: a digital collection tale

By Kathy Talbot

Issue 124, Term 1 2023

their classes upon their return from remote learning. This was an excellent example of the ‘proof was in the pudding’ – our subject-specific digital libraries were selling themselves.  It wasn’t until this year that I realised the need to track the requests. This has been an important step to quant

Addressing reconciliation in a school setting

By Jan Poona

Issue 94, Term 3 2015

9.9215. And that's a win for reconciliation! Teacher librarians, SCIS, and reconciliation Dreaming stories are purchased in their thousands by school libraries and used with school children as part of the curriculum. However, few teacher librarians would do their own cataloguing. Instead, they would

OZJAC – Matching Career Aspirations With Reality

By Keith Gove, Martin Murley

Issue 16, Term 1 1996

ls and tertiary institutions, many DEET sites, some training providers and industry bodies, and a wide range of community access sites such as public libraries, neighbourhood houses and community education providers. All existing JAC subscribers were forwarded OZJAC subscription packages in February

Country to Canberra: empowering rural girls

By Hannah Wandel

Issue 97, Term 2 2016

heartening to hear about teachers and librarians lending their support to Country to Canberra by spruiking the essay competition in their classrooms, libraries, and community clubs. A survey of last year’s competition entrants indicated that the majority of applicants entered because their teacher h

Graphic novels: providing a different perspective

By Karen Gray

Issue 91, Term 4 2014

'Going Graphic: Using graphic novels to engage boy's in school reading'. Access, 21(1), 13-17. Lee, A. (2007). 'Graphic Attraction–Graphic novels in libraries'. Connections, 62, 1-3. Lyga, A. (2006). 'Graphic Novels for (Really) Young Readers'. School Library Journal. [online] Available at: http://

The cathartic experience: understanding grief through the written word

By Nicole Richardson

Issue 106, Term 3 2018

u’re going to get better is just to do it — and to be compassionate with yourself, because for every word you write, you are learning. What role have libraries played in your life? A huge role — my mum was a school librarian. She had — and still does have — a huge, huge passion for books. We used to

The relationship between SCIS Subject Headings and ScOT

By Les Kneebone

Issue 95, Term 4 2015

itory of learning content arising out of TLF and its successors(6). TLF broadened its scope, creating metadata for cultural resources from galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (sometimes called the GLAM sector). ScOT did a lot of its growing up in amongst this vibrant and somewhat ambitious c