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Venturing Out on the NSW Board of Studies Website

By Louise Bidenko

Issue 30, Term 3 1999

iews 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

CC News

By Schools Catalogue Information Service (SCIS)

Issue 28, Term 1 1999

SCIS products available Curriculum Corporation has the following products available for use in libraries. To order please send a cheque with an official school purchase order form. Banksia Wave Modem Curriculum Corporation, in cooperation with All Barcodes Australia, is able to offer custom

Facing the 21st Century: The First International Conference of Jewish Pedagogic Centers

By Dianne Lewis

Issue 9, Term 2 1994

s obviously a popular place for students throughout the school day. Despite its limited resources, this library was philosophically similar to school libraries in Australia, UK and North America. The Pelech school, regarded as having an innovative religious curriculum for girls, was housed in an o

Content is King, but Content Management Rules

By Colin Bell

Issue 35, Term 4 2000

ices, Margaret Paten said the system allows for the management of a 'hybrid library' (see 'The Great Divide? Physical and Digital Resources in School Libraries', Connections Issue 34, p 1 ), in which resources are varied and increasingly online. She said it operates on several different levels to me

Building a buzz with book snaps

By Susan Stephenson

Issue 104, Term 1 2018

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 o

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 defec

Dyslexia: can we read with our ears?

By Sarah Asome

Issue 106, Term 3 2018

o 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

The appropriateness of age-appropriate reading levels

By Eric Neuman

Issue 108, Term 1 2019

by level does not help students engage with books and pursue their own interests’ (Parrott 2017). As with most things in the worlds of teaching and libraries, it comes down to what’s mandated by your school, and what your personal preference and teaching style are. So long as I’m not mandated to l

How to support early literacy with phonemic awareness

By Judith Barker

Issue 119, Term 4 2021

reaking 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 taugh

Playful learning in the library

By Sarah Pavey MSc FCLIP FRSA

Issue 120, Term 1 2022

y 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

Two sides of children’s literature: gatekeeper and creator

By Karys McEwen

Issue 121, Term 2 2022

ed the idea for All the little tricky things, and that my book will be ‘just right’ for at least some of the kids who discover it in their own school libraries, or have it handed to them by their passionate, intuitive school librarians.

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

e, 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 lib

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 qua

Is your library the window and mirror all children need?

By Dr Helen Adam

Issue 125, Term 2 2023

., Bingham, 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

School Library Spotlight: Evelyn Scott School

By Natalie Otten

Issue 125, Term 2 2023

he 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

Reading Australia

By Josephine Johnston

Issue 128, Term 1 2024

re Australian books. This is where Reading Australia ( ) can help. We’re an online portal that provides teachers and school libraries with freely available resources for Australian books. We’re delighted to partner with Education Services Australia, the not-for-profit paren

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

The relationship between SCIS Subject Headings and ScOT

By Les Kneebone

Issue 95, Term 4 2015

ory 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

The importance of multicultural literature

By Marianne Grasso

Issue 96, Term 1 2016

sure that multicultural themes are woven throughout the curriculum. Once multicultural literature is seen as an integral component of the curriculum, libraries and classrooms can become safe arenas for open discussions on culturally sensitive topics (Dietrich & Ralph, 1995). Online digital resourc