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Working together: collaboration between libraries and bookstores

By Kristen Proud

Issue 112, Term 1 2020

My partner Lucky and I opened Squishy Minnie, a specialist childrens and young adults (YA) bookstore, just over two years ago in Kyneton, a small regional town in Victoria. Our main aim was to increase the access local children and young people had to quality literature and to literary events. Pr

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

Leigh Hobbs on the invaluable, irreplaceable school library

By Nicole Richardson

Issue 106, Term 3 2018

and transformational power of reading and creativity for young people. During Leigh’s two years as laureate, he passionately campaigned for school libraries and school librarians, as well as the need for young people to engage in creative participation. His campaign for school libraries was drive

School library spotlight: Yarra Valley Grammar

By Dr Mark Merry, Miriam Meehan

Issue 112, Term 1 2020

us about the new Yarra Valley Grammar Research Centre and why 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

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

School library spotlight: Val Wardley

By Val Wardley

Issue 122, Term 3 2022

h in Katherine in the Northern Territory. I have lived and worked in the Northern Territory since 1997, and have spent most of this time working in libraries in some capacity. I have seen many changes in libraries over this time, from Command Line Library Systems and HyperCards, through to SQL and

SCIS is more

By Anthony Shaw

Issue 129, Term 2 2024

at you like about our services; what improvements we can make to our products, services and communications; and better understand the needs of school libraries. It’s also a great way for us to ensure that our development and product enhancement plans are in line with what you, our customers, are nee

Working with pupil library assistants in primary schools

By Lucy Chambers

Issue 107, Term 4 2018

nd confidence, and feel empowered may gain an improved attitude toward education. Each year, the UK School Library Association and CILIP School Libraries Group run a national competition for secondary schools called the Pupil Library Assistant of the Year Award. A nominee acknowledged the mutu

Supporting multiple literacies through robotics clubs

By Chelsea Quake

Issue 110, Term 3 2019

School libraries have long had a natural affinity with English and humanities departments. This is understandable, given school library professionals’ long-standing involvement in literacy support and advocacy, and the traditional assumption that literacy belongs to these subjects. However, the rec

School library spotlight: University High School, Melbourne

By Stephanie Ward

Issue 123, Term 4 2022

bounce ideas off one another as it creates a sense of community and growing something and setting goals together which I can appreciate that not all libraries get the opportunity to have. My role can be more administrative than some of the other teacher librarians on my team. I’m responsible for

Metadata to enhance diversity, connection and belonging

By Catherine Barnes

Issue 123, Term 4 2022

School libraries are dynamic, innovative and exciting places, but they are also a place for diversity, connection and belonging. Ben Chadwick (2020) explains: ‘Some things are fundamental  to providing a library service. Of course, you need a decent collection of resources, but you also need to sup

School library spotlight: The King's School Senior Library

By The King's School Library team

Issue 127, Term 4 2023

s, one librarian and one library assistant. The library team is overseen by the Dean of Digital Learning and Innovation, who is responsible for three libraries across the King’s Schools’ campuses. In the Senior School, the teacher librarians’ role involves teaching wide reading lessons and promoti

Supporting Australian book creators

By Alison Lester

Issue 110, Term 3 2019

I love school libraries and it makes me feel sad and angry when I hear about schools closing their libraries. The library should be the engine room of every school, a place where students and teachers can go and be expertly steered to the information they need. And, this information might be digi

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

Supporting Australian book creators

By Daniel Hughes

Issue 114, Term 3 2020

ross Australia. These payments compensate them for income potentially lost as a result of their books being available for loan in educational lending libraries. As numerous Australian authors and illustrators have attested, ELR enables them to continue doing what they do best — creating great books!

Supporting Australian book creators

By Ruilin Shi (with thanks to Jeannie Baker)

Issue 111, Term 4 2019

stralian book creators, including Jeannie Baker, lose income through the free multiple use of their work in Australian public and educational lending libraries. That is why the two Australian Lending Right Schemes (ELR and PLR) are so important to all of them. The Educational Lending Right (ELR) s

ELR interview with Kim Brunoro

By Education Services Australia

Issue 123, Term 4 2022

y provides up-to-date library data that ensures Australian creators and publishers can receive compensation for the free use of their books in school libraries. Why is it important for school library staff to participate in ELR if they’re invited? School library staff are in an important position

Supporting Australian book creators

By Sally Rippin

Issue 115, Term 4 2020

ces, so most of the time they were packed away in storage or wistfully handed down to a family friend. Sometimes we lived in countries where public libraries stocked few books in English or we knew we wouldn’t be there long enough to bother getting library cards. This is where I would rely on scho

ELR Interview with Alice Pung

By Article by Education Services Australia

Issue 124, Term 1 2023

Alice Pung is one of Australia’s most-loved writers; her books appear in libraries around Australia. Alice’s first novel, the prize-winning Laurinda, was recently adapted for the stage and presented by the Melbourne Theatre Company. Alice spoke to Connections about libraries, Laurinda, her most r

The story of Story Store

By Joanna Baynes

Issue 127, Term 4 2023

Joanna Baynes began her library career while still a student at school, then moved on to public libraries, before finding her dream job at King’s School, working with and for boys aged between 4 and 13 years. I loved my 35 years at King’s. Life was always busy and challenging, but in the back of