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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

School Library Spotlight: Evelyn Scott School

By Natalie Otten

Issue 125, Term 2 2023

find the right information and utilise it well. What do you see as the most important part of the library’s role in the school community? I think the libraries are the hub or the heartbeat of the school. They’re a space for wellbeing, community and belonging. Particularly at our school, the library

Is your library the window and mirror all children need?

By Dr Helen Adam

Issue 125, Term 2 2023

ingham, G. E., Girardeau, K., & Starks, F. (2016). What's on Our Bookshelves? The Diversity of Children's Literature in Early Childhood Classroom Libraries. Journal of Children's Literature, 42(2), 29-42. Lee and Low Books (2017) Classroom Library Questionnaire

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

Stories make us: in conversation with Morris Gleitzman

By Nicole Richardson

Issue 105, Term 2 2018

to new experiences Morris Gleitzman’s predecessor Leigh Hobbs spent a large portion of his laureateship campaigning for school librarians and school libraries, especially in response to their diminishing roles in some schools. Morris also understands the important role that school library staff pla

Internet Resource Management-The Role and Development of Metadata

By Kyle Hassan

Issue 34, Term 3 2000

the resource itself. This concept closely emulates the cataloguing and indexing activities conducted by the library profession. As mentioned earlier, libraries have a long history of producing metadata in order to describe and facilitate the retrieval of print-based information resources. Each time