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Connecting through couch co-op: the important role of school libraries for social gaming groups

By Matthew Harrison, Jess Rowlings

Issue 123, Term 4 2022

tions,  and positions multiplayer gaming as a legitimate social space where gamers can bond and build relationships through common interests. Why are libraries culturally a good fit for social gaming programs? People have asked us why we run our Next Level Collaboration sessions out of libraries. A

SCIS is more

By Anthony Shaw

Issue 123, Term 4 2022

ry plays an essential role in supporting the broader school community and promoting better educational outcomes for students. ‘The goal of all school libraries is to develop information literate students who are responsible and ethical participants in society.’ (IFLA School Library Guideline, 2nd ed

Libraries: An American Value

By Lance Deveson

Issue 14, Term 3 1995

f different sessions. These sessions ranged from an explanation of the role that Structured General Markup Language (SGML) will have in the future of libraries, a session on the need or not for inhouse cataloguers in schools compared with "buying" the data as per SCIS, the role of Super catalogues i

EAL/D in school libraries

By Nicki Moore, Martin Gray

Issue 121, Term 2 2022

ow summarises some findings from the survey. A full report can be read on the SCIS blog. From this survey it can be observed that 72% of schools have libraries whichoffer extra assistance to students from non-English speaking backgrounds. Collection support being the most common form of assistance.

Improving Retrievability in School Libraries

By Schools Catalogue Information Service (SCIS)

Issue 35, Term 4 2000

SCIS Authority Files in a library software system is designed to deal with this problem and so improve retrievability of resources by users in school libraries. The library software system may use the data from SCIS Authority Files to assist the user in a catalogue search by inserting two kinds of r

On-Line Services for School Libraries

By Lance Deveson, Beverly Pianta

Issue 2, Term 2 1992

science and geography journals. Many of the journals indexed are excellent yet inexpensive products of the CSIRO and are readily available in school libraries. It covers topics such as environment, earth science, astronomy and technology with an Australian emphasis. Sage can be accessed via Nexus o

SCIS is more

By Renate Beilharz

Issue 122, Term 3 2022

‘The Schools Catalogue Information Service (SCIS) creates high-quality, consistent catalogue records for school libraries.’ The quote above introduces SCIS to all those who use our website. High quality means that we adhere to international cataloguing standards, ensuring SCIS records are compatible

Turning the school library into a thriving community hub

By Anne Devenish

Issue 103, Term 4 2017

rniture, colour, contemporary interior design, and a sense of space are an excellent start. At Camberwell Girls Grammar School, the senior and junior libraries are currently in their third successful year of contributing to the school calendar by offering an array of community programs, including Ta

Reimagining the library landscape: an approach to school library design

By Anne Whisken

Issue 103, Term 4 2017

chool in Kew, Melbourne, has about 2,400 students from Early Years to Year 12 across two primary schools and a combined middle and senior school. The libraries There are two primary school libraries, and a third library is shared by the senior and middle schools. Both VCE and IB are studied at senio

Engaging students with emerging technologies

By Chelsea Wright

Issue 94, Term 3 2015

it is to still be having this conversation, we have not yet convinced every raised eyebrow to relax when it comes to the evolving identity of school libraries. If the school library is not seen as a natural place for new technologies to appear, and if technology-oriented initiatives such as a Tech

Working together to ensure student access to high-quality school library services

By Holly Godfree

Issue 113, Term 2 2020

ents and teachers to higher achievements. Right now, in a time of fear, change, doubt, and division around the world, we can argue that strong school libraries are a balm and a bolster to proactively help young people and educators to best meet the challenges we face. And, yet, high-performing, spec

School libraries support digital technologies

By Martin Richards

Issue 102, Term 3 2017

Over recent times, school libraries have become much more than a place for students to read and enjoy books, conduct research, and enjoy the comforts of a pleasant, welcoming environment at lunchtimes. With the ever-increasing emergence of new digital technologies, many schools are considering how t

School Library Spotlight: St Stephen's School

By Lise Legg

Issue 120, Term 1 2022

1. What is your job title and what does your role entail? My job title is Head of Libraries at St Stephen’s School, which is an independent, co-educational Uniting Church school from Pre-kindergarten to Year 12. The school was established at the Duncraig Campus in 1984 and the Carramar Campus in 200

Navigating the information landscape through collaboration

By Elizabeth Hutchinson

Issue 101, Term 2 2017

School libraries and school library professionals have a huge role to play in supporting teaching and learning within a school. I often hear visiting authors comment on being able to identify a good school by how well the library is used. School librarian Caroline Roche penned the phrase ‘heart of t

The future role of the teacher librarian

By Dr James E Herring

Issue 100, Term 1 2017

in-service leader will continue to be the teacher librarian’s key role within the school. Resources There may still be printed books in future school libraries, and, at least in the foreseeable future, there will be — perhaps mainly for recreational reading. Educational resources may increasingly be

School library spotlight: Yarra Valley Grammar

By Dr Mark Merry, Miriam Meehan

Issue 112, Term 1 2020

tell us about the new YarraValley Grammar Research Centre andwhy the school has invested in it? There was a reasonably shallow view at one stage that libraries were going to go out of fashion because everyone could sit at home and do their research online. That misses the point. Libraries aren’t jus

The Great Divide? Physical and Digital Resources in School Libraries

By Keith Grove

Issue 34, Term 3 2000

At SCIS we are grappling with the issue of school libraries' need to include Internet resources in their library catalogue. In addition, Curriculum Corporation and Education.au (which manages EdNA Online) have identified as an issue the need for schools to be able to search easily both catalogues of

International Association for School Libraries Conference Report

By Jenny Ryan

Issue 35, Term 4 2000

I have just returned from the most wonderful conference focusing on information literacy and school libraries. The conference, at which over 33 countries were represented, was held by the International Association for School Libraries (IASL) in Malmo, Sweden, on 6-10August 2000. What an incredible a

School Libraries and the Knowledge Economy of the 21st Century

By Kerry Tanner

Issue 32, Term 1 2000

ive-in the knowledge age. In the knowledge economy, very narrow functional specifications are giving way to more expansive professional roles. School libraries set up as stand-alone, self-contained edifices are under threat. The future lies in networking (in both the interpersonal and technological

Looking for silver linings: Educating about privacy and security in our increasingly online world

By Dr Kay Oddone

Issue 114, Term 3 2020

ve, and future-focused pedagogies. However, increasing use of technologies is accompanied by increasing digital security risks. We who work in school libraries, are challenged to fulfil our role as leaders of digital and critical literacies, to ensure that as new technology continues to be introduce