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Unlock the power of SCIS Authority Files with Accessit LMS: Watch the webinar today!

By Education Services Australia

Issue 127, Term 4 2023

Unlock the Power of SCIS Authority Files with Accessit LMS: Watch the webinar today! For SCIS and Accessit customers, we have an exciting opportunity to delve into learning about SCIS Authority Files within Accessit Library Management System (LMS). We recently conducted a webinar for customers co

Computational thinking as the 'new literacy': professional development opportunities

By Associate Professor Katrina Falkner

Issue 95, Term 4 2015

hematics, science and literacy, and with examples from teaching themes commonly used within Foundation to Year 6. Being online, the course provided professional development opportunities at a time and in a location that suited the individual. At the same time, we were conscious of the need to deve

Learning online: MOOCs for library staff

By Martin Gray

Issue 90, Term 3 2014

With teachers being required to take on regular professional development, but often being both time and funding poor, many educators are turning to the phenomenon of the Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC. A MOOC is a form of distance education which can be studied at a student's own pace and i

Down the library path

By Bernadette Bennett, Kerry Gittens, Lynette Barker

Issue 92, Term 1 2015

Three teacher librarians from the Hunter region report on the planning to create an Information Skills Strategy and programme guide for the region based on the NSW DET Information Skills Process. When you are working with like-minded people sometimes the planets align and between you, clarity c

Collector, curator or collaborator?

By Jennie Bales

Issue 100, Term 1 2017

Collaborators by nature Collaborators work together for a common purpose. In the school library setting, collaboration involves the sharing of information, knowledge, resources, and expertise — all of which are fundamental to being a successful and effective school library practitioner. To be a

SCIS is more

By Caroline Ramsden

Issue 110, Term 3 2019

Welcome to Issue 110 of Connections! New Connections editor In this issue, we welcome our new Connections editor, Carmen Eastman. Carmen brings a background in marketing for libraries to our team. We are very happy to have her, and I’m looking forward to all the great content she has planned fo

Synergy highlights: The first 15 years

By Rosemary Abbott

Issue 112, Term 1 2020

Synergy, the online journal of the School Library Association of Victoria , is published twice a year. Articles are written by those in the field and are often practical in nature. The most recent issue is available to members only, but earlier issues are available to all readers. The journal aims

The professional learning hat

By Barbara Braxton

Issue 97, Term 2 2016

The core of our mandate as teacher librarians is to enable our students to become lifelong learners. By teaching students, staff and other members of the school community about the information literacy process , we provide them with a scaffold that they can use in any area. This allows them to f

International engagement: the SLAV / IASL partner association program

By Susan La Marca

Issue 106, Term 3 2018

School librarianship is different from country to country. We may share many similar aims and roles, but there are also many differences in our profession around the world. In an age where communication is global, it is important for school librarians to recognise these differences, to learn from e

Preserving the past: becoming the archivist in the school library

By Naomi Heyman, Nigel Paull

Issue 107, Term 4 2018

they often possess the most suitable skillset within the school community. Library staff who are also school archivists are recommended to undertake professional development; visit schools with extensive archives; liaise with local and state libraries and museums; discuss archives at collegial grou

LIFT: From little things ...

By Madeleine Galbraith and the LIFT team

Issue 108, Term 1 2019

Introduction In 2017, Carmen Lawrence addressed a room full of librarians at the State Library of Western Australia, as the keynote speaker at a conference called Library Leadership — A Celebration. I was keen to hear what the first female state premier in Australia had to say about leadership, a

The value of podcasts for school library staff

By Amy Hermon

Issue 110, Term 3 2019

and keep me up to date with constantly evolving technology, and its applications in the classroom. In many ways, podcasts are how I personalise my professional development. A recommended strategy is to review archived episodes and cherry-pick the ones that serve your interests and needs. Or — as

SCIS is more

By Dr Ben Chadwick

Issue 113, Term 2 2020

At the time of writing, the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation is unfolding and events are shifting day by day. The school library community is facing many challenges, but despite this we hear daily examples of school library staff sharing suggestions, information and encouragement to their colleague

SCIS is more

By Caroline Ramsden

Issue 111, Term 4 2019

2019 is racing along — welcome to Issue 111 of Connections ! SCIS Data as a selection tool Many of you are now using either Z39.50 or the SCIS API to import records from SCIS Data into your library management systems. This seamless and efficient workflow has many benefits for users. SCIS als

SCIS is more

By Carmen Eastman

Issue 112, Term 1 2020

Welcome to 2020, and Issue 112 of Connections! We are looking forward to another busy year – look out for upcoming  professional learning sessions and webinars . We love talking with the SCIS community! When we are out and about at conferences, or in SCIS workshops, we are often asked about SCIS

SCIS is more

By Caroline Hartley

Issue 114, Term 3 2020

Welcome to another edition of Connections and I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I have recently joined the SCIS team and have an extensive background working in educational and library technologies, e-learning, publishing and educational services across K–12 and higher educatio

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 grea

Making an impact: A guide for new school librarians

By Caroline Roche, MA, FCLIP

Issue 124, Term 1 2023

This book was borne out of a desire to help and inspire school librarians new to the job, and share the collective knowledge of the UK School Librarians Group (SLG) Committee, which is a subgroup of CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals), our professional organisation

SCIS is more

By Anthony Shaw

Issue 125, Term 2 2023

Welcome to the Term 2 edition of Connections. It’s hard to believe that Term 1 is already behind us, I guess time flies when we’re having fun. At the start of Term 1, SCIS welcomed our new SCIS Program Director, Product, Data and Insights in the Digital Services, Colin McNeil.  Colin has a

SCIS is more

By Anthony Shaw

Issue 128, Term 1 2024

Welcome to the Term 1 edition of Connections. In a blink of the eye, the summer holidays are little more than a memory and Term 1 is underway. The SCIS team wishes everyone a Happy New Year and a wonderful 2024. Throughout 2023, we really loved getting out and about, hearing from our customers.

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