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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

ELR: big win for Aussie authors

By Amanda Shay

Issue 126, Term 3 2023

Have you ever thought about how lucky Australian school children are to have to access Australian-made content in their school libraries? One copy of an Australian-made book may have been purchased for your school library and can now be borrowed hundreds of times. Yet, the author was only paid once

School libraries and e-learning: where synergy equals opportunity

By Anita McMillan

Issue 104, Term 1 2018

academic achievement. Conclusion Our college’s experience in investigating and implementing a new LMS highlighted the synergy between e-learning and libraries. Library staff have always been and will continue to be early adopters and leaders, and this is set to continue as each phase of the LMS imp

The challenge of implementing change

By Angela Platt

Issue 103, Term 4 2017

ughout the day. Silence was key, and this was (and still is) strictly enforced all day. When I compared this environment with the environments in the libraries of my library colleagues in other schools, I felt that I was failing miserably. Other librarians described having classes coming in nearly a

An African library journey

By Cheryl Lopez

Issue 93, Term 2 2015

approximately 1000 library books. These were all donations; either new books from sponsors and visitors or secondhand from Western Australian school libraries. While some of the books were fairly new, having been carried to Ethiopia in personal luggage by school visitors over the past few years, mo

School library spotlight: Northcote High School

By Richard Smallcombe

Issue 126, Term 3 2023

What is your job title and what does your role entail? I’m the library coordinator at Northcote High School. It is structured in two parts. There’s helping students find books, checking books out, general day-to-day, and then there’s also looking after the library budget, collection development, lia

The time to read

By Gabrielle Mace, Merrilyn Lean

Issue 117, Term 2 2021

nderstood that daily dedicated reading time would mean that staff would move quickly through their own book collections – and needed more! The school libraries were not in a position to support the increased borrowing habits of 150 staff taking part in Just Read, in addition to all our students.   

ASLA Conference and Awards 2023

By Australian School Library Association

Issue 124, Term 1 2023

eld of teacher librarianship and school library resource services. The 2023 conference will be held in April on the Gold Coast, with the theme School Libraries: Navigating the Future. This year, there will be three award categories open for nominations: the ASLA Australian Teacher Librarian Award, t

Outsourcing: time for a new look?

By Sarah Menzies

Issue 111, Term 4 2019

functions to an outside supplier – was once hotly debated in library literature. More recently it has become widely accepted that some or all public libraries’ cataloguing and physical processing will be outsourced, although the same cannot be said of school libraries. Although school libraries in

Synergy highlights: The first 15 years

By Rosemary Abbott

Issue 112, Term 1 2020

nformative and engaging material. In the articles chosen, student learning is paramount, and is linked to the crucial role of those working in school libraries. Prominent Australian and international researchers are featured. Carol Gordon’s articles provide wide-ranging ideas on professional practic

School library spotlight: Glen Eira College

By Karys McEwen

Issue 102, Term 3 2017

of staff and a group of dedicated student library monitors that help keep the library cogs well and truly turning. How long have you worked in school libraries, and what inspired you to go down this path? I have been in school libraries for four years. My undergraduate degree was in Fine Art and I w

Making the library the true heart of the school

By Caroline Roche

Issue 105, Term 2 2018

ibrarian, you see it in tweets, you see it in newspaper articles, and it is even the title of the All Party Parliamentary Group white paper on school libraries: ‘The beating heart of the school’. But where does this phrase that is so ubiquitous now come from? Well, actually, I know. It is a phrase t

Making connections online

By Clare Forrest

Issue 111, Term 4 2019

uestions. Here are some of the many topics we have explored together as a community. Virtual library tours A popular topic was a call to show off our libraries by taking people on virtual library tours. There’s something about ‘visiting’ other libraries that is very satisfying, probably because we d

(Re)Designing the library through school community participation

By Dr Hilary Hughes

Issue 111, Term 4 2019

ipatory design approach, as outlined in this article, can assist in generating evidence-based responses to these questions. With the view that school libraries are essential social learning spaces, I share suggestions for enabling all interested stakeholders to have a voice in designing their school

Enhancing the flexibility of library services

By Claire Elliott

Issue 106, Term 3 2018

Libraries and librarians are built around relationships. It is essential that they provide exceptional customer service as a means of ensuring sustainable growth. With this in mind, a number of changes were implemented in the Trinity Grammar Preparatory School library to improve the services that we

The new librarian: leaders in the digital age

By Digital Promise staff

Issue 96, Term 1 2016

arge and small, have cut librarian staffing to part-time or eliminated positions entirely. These cuts can impact both students and teachers. Although libraries remain open, they lack trained educators to support students, despite a technological landscape that makes information literacy more importa

SCIS is more

By Anthony Shaw

Issue 124, Term 1 2023

Welcome to the Term 1, 2023 issue of Connections. SCIS is back on the road in 2023, having restarted running our popular in-person workshops late last year. In November 2022, we undertook our first interstate trip since the pandemic began, running two wonderful workshops in Perth. It was a great cha

Non-fiction: the elephant in the library

By Rebecca Tobler

Issue 107, Term 4 2018

resource the entire curriculum — that’s what subscription services and other online repositories can be for. However, we can and should resource our libraries with fiction and non-fiction books that spark the imagination and create interest in reading. References ACT Government Education 2016, Sch