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School library spotlight: Macleans College

By Christine Hurst

Issue 110, Term 3 2019

What is your job title, and what does your role entail? I am the library manager and my role is a mixture of behind the scenes and ‘front of house’ tasks. An ordinary day — if there is such a thing in high school libraries — could involve acquisition and purchases, showing a class how to access t

School library spotlight: Academy of Mary Immaculate

By Anne Chowne

Issue 111, Term 4 2019

What is your job title, and what does your role entail? I am a qualified teacher librarian with over 30 years’ experience, employed at a years 7–12 Catholic girls' secondary school in inner-city Melbourne. My role is to implement the library’s strategic plan, update policy and procedures, oversee

Celebrating Children's Book Week with the CBCA

By Jane O'Connell

Issue 98, Term 3 2016

Australia’s rich history of storytelling is an important part of our culture. It helps us to make sense of who we are and how we live, and the theme for Children’s Book Week 2016 captures this history beautifully. Australia! Story Country opens up a world of opportunity to engage young readers by

School libraries supporting literacy

By Stephanie Ellis

Issue 99, Term 4 2016

Makerspaces. Innovative learning environments. Online communities. Augmented realities. Digital citizenship. In these times of rapidly changing technologies, increasing amounts of information, and often futile attempts to keep up with the latest trends in school librarianship, it is sometimes handy

Working with pupil library assistants in primary schools

By Lucy Chambers

Issue 107, Term 4 2018

Background I am a member of a team of professional primary school librarians in the Schools Library Service (SLS) in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The London Borough of Tower Hamlets is in central London and has a mixed demographic, ranging from some of the wealthiest people to some of t

Developing low-budget literacy programs in schools

By Sue Bursztynski

Issue 109, Term 2 2019

Writer in residence Last year I retired after many years in the library and classroom, and focused mostly on my writing. However, as I was missing my students, I signed up as a volunteer with the Ardoch Foundation. Ardoch is a children’s education charity focused on improving educational outcomes

Book launches: connecting schools, students and local authors

By Jenna Hildebrand

Issue 109, Term 2 2019

Reading culture As school library staff, we strive every day to establish libraries and resource centres as places that support our students’ reading and information literacy. In our relentless quest to promote reading for pleasure, one major challenge is the structured class context.  We need

School library spotlight: Yarra Valley Grammar

By Dr Mark Merry, Miriam Meehan

Issue 112, Term 1 2020

Dr Mark Merry Please tell 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

SCIS is more

By Dr Ben Chadwick

Issue 121, Term 2 2022

Some things are fundamental to providing a library service. Of course, you need a decent collection of resources, but you also need to support students to discover it, explore it and use it to meet their interests and research needs. Now, imagine a student came into your library and asked if you

Using the Medium blogging platform to teach critical and digital literacies in art

By Tania Sheko

Issue 110, Term 3 2019

The teacher librarian role is elastic What I love the most about the teacher librarian role is its elasticity; it can assume so many different shapes and play out in a variety of stories. In many cases, teacher librarians have come from classroom teaching and therefore bring their expertise and e

School library spotlight: Toowoomba State High School

By Lorraine Petersen

Issue 113, Term 2 2020

What is your job title, and what does your role entail? I’m the Textbook Hire Library Coordinator at Toowoomba State High School. I am studying a Diploma of Library and Information Services, and work as a teacher aide four mornings a week in the Textbook Hire division of our library. My work ther

School library spotlight: St Joseph’s College, Geelong

By Joy Whiteside

Issue 114, Term 3 2020

The library’s role in the school community is to be connected, multifaceted, flexible and relevant … the library has to be everything to everyone in the school community. What is your job title, and what does your role entail? I am the Library Manager at St Joseph’s College (SJC), Geelong, a Cath

School library spotlight: Trinity Grammar School, Sydney

By Courtney Nolan, Stefanie Gaspari

Issue 116, Term 1 2021

What is your job title, and what does your role entail? Courtney: Library Services Manager for Trinity Grammar School, Sydney. In my role I take on many of the responsibilities that come with managing the administrative side of our library services. I managed our team of library support staff,

School Library Spotlight: Forest Hill College

By Helen Farch

Issue 117, Term 2 2021

The school library: more than just the physical space. What is your job title, and what does your job entail? Forest Hill College (FHC) is a co-educational government secondary school of approximately 580 students based in Burwood East in Melbourne’s east. Our school library is run by two lib

Fathers reading week: a case study for the Great School Libraries campaign

By Lucy Chambers, BAHons; DipLib; MSc; MCLIP

Issue 115, Term 4 2020

Summary The UK Great School Libraries Campaign1 invites school librarians to submit case studies, to demonstrate how their library contributes to teaching and learning in the school. I take you through the process of writing a new case study based on Fathers Reading Week. Note: the word ‘Fathers’

School library spotlight: One Arm Point Remote Community School

By Mel Rowsell

Issue 115, Term 4 2020

What is your job title, and what does your role entail? I am Mel, Library Officer at One Arm Point Remote Community School (OAP RCS). This small school of around 130 students is on the tip of the Dampier Peninsula in WA. When I first started working at the school, the library consisted of a few h

Website and app reviews

By Nigel Paull

Issue 94, Term 3 2015

usion is a social enterprise that aims to promote 'cultural harmony and well-being for a more cohesive and richer society'. They provide a variety of programs and services for schools and communities in all states and territories to encourage intercultural dialogue. SCIS 1716837 Deaf Society of NS