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Language, literature and literacy during COVID-19 and beyond

By Annette Wagner

Issue 114, Term 3 2020

Over the last few months, learning has moved to the digital space, changing the perception of online learning tools. Annette Wagner, Creative Director of Story Box Library, discusses how teachers have embraced digital learning practices and online tools, including storytelling tools. During isolatio

Reading Australia: bringing Australian stories into the classroom

By Adam Suckling

Issue 116, Term 1 2021

Reading Australia was created by the Copyright Agency in 2013 to assist Australian teachers to teach books by Australian writers in the classroom. The Copyright Agency is a not-for-profit organisation with more than 37,000 members, who are mainly Australian writers, artists and publishers. We negoti

Genrefication 3.5 years later: Reflections

By Susan Davenport

Issue 117, Term 2 2021

Radford College Secondary Library (SL) for years 5–12 students began our genrefication journey in 2017. This article reflects upon those first steps and what changes have been implemented since. What have we learnt? Genrefication works! Yes, it really does. Our years 5–12 students find the SL collec

The time to read

By Gabrielle Mace, Merrilyn Lean

Issue 117, Term 2 2021

As educators we often lament that our students are no longer reading books for enjoyment. Sadly, our students are not alone. With an ever growing curriculum and the frenetic pace of the academic school year many teachers are reading for enjoyment far less than ever before – or worse, not at all. In

Interview with Gabrielle Wang, Australian Children's Laureate

By Gabrielle Wang

Issue 122, Term 3 2022

Were school libraries an important part of your childhood? Do you have any favourite memories? School libraries were important because I felt they were a  good shelter. I liked playing sport and I liked being outside at lunchtime, but sometimes if you just want quiet time, it’s a really good place t

Dystopian literature: more than just the end of the world to teens

By Jessica Finden

Issue 123, Term 4 2022

It’s not the end of the world… Can you remember what it was like to be a teenager? The constant worry – about your identity,  whether or not you fit in with your friends, your family, and your overall place in the world. The catch phrase, ‘it’s not the end of the world’ is regularly bandied about wh

The Information Fluency Framework

By Carmel Grimmett

Issue 123, Term 4 2022

The Information Fluency Framework (IFF) is a new tool for teacher librarians in primary and secondary settings. The IFF is the primary source of information outcomes and processes for teacher librarians in the NSW Department of Education to use together with Information skills in the school as a sup

21st-century literacy with graphic novels

By Iurgi Urrutia

Issue 115, Term 4 2020

Reading is reading We read books, newspapers, magazines, billboards, signs, notices, bills, websites, blogs, social media posts et cetera. When we read all those things, consciously or unconsciously we’re developing and using multiple literacy skills. Thanks to the internet and social media, we’re a

How an old book created a commitment to better represent First Nations Australians

By Kerry Klimm, Dale Robertson

Issue 117, Term 2 2021

A mother’s anger: Kerry Klimm When my 8-year-old showed me his library book, I knew immediately from the cover it wasn’t going to be positive. I flicked through the pages and was disturbed at what I saw. It took me back to my childhood – growing up in the ‘80s learning about ‘The Aborigines’, define

Do we need library lessons?

By Barbara Band

Issue 104, Term 1 2018

A school library is (or should be) a whole-school facility, enabling the learning needs of all students, supporting staff to deliver the curriculum, and providing resources for reading and information within a unique space. That’s the theory. The reality, however, is likely to be library staff const

School library spotlight: Good Shepherd Catholic School

By Helen Tomazin

Issue 104, Term 1 2018

ts. How do you promote reading in your school? We are very fortunate to have an excellent school leadership team that supports and promotes a love of reading and literacy. We have a variety of reading programs and initiatives including Literacy Pro, Reading Mastery and Reading Recovery. We have dedi

School library spotlight: Campbelltown Performing Arts High School

By Cathy Costello

Issue 101, Term 2 2017

lements where they can sit and use their devices. This is perfectly OK. The success is actually getting students into the library. How do you promote reading and literacy in your school? Are there any challenges in doing so? Our most successful strategies, thus far, for promoting literacy in our sch

School library spotlight: Galston High School

By Jade Arnold

Issue 107, Term 4 2018

ests from students and staff, which has helped create a new, vibrant and extremely relevant collection that is constantly growing. How do you promote reading and literacy in your school? I believe the most effective way to promote reading and literacy within the school context is to provide students

School library spotlight: St Joseph’s College, Geelong

By Joy Whiteside

Issue 114, Term 3 2020

g our Accessit metadata by working through the authority files, series information and summaries, etc. The list is always endless. How do you promote reading and literacy in your school? Are there any challenges in doing so? We promote reading and literacy in a number of ways. We encourage our Year

School library spotlight: Ocean Reef Senior High School

By Sarah Betteridge

Issue 109, Term 2 2019

ching the library transition from a very quiet and underutilised space to one that is vibrant, collaborative, welcoming, and safe. How do you promote reading and literacy in your school? Are there any challenges in doing so? When I started at the school, no English classes were visiting the library

School library spotlight: Glen Eira College

By Karys McEwen

Issue 102, Term 3 2017

sons they chose to send their child to Glen Eira College (this happened last week!), those are the moments that keep me motivated. How do you promote reading and literacy in your school? We have numerous programs, events and displays to support reading and literacy in the library, but we are also fo

School library spotlight: Chisholm Catholic College

By Monique McQueen

Issue 100, Term 1 2017

transition into our new library. We hope the new space is inviting and modern, and caters to all members of the school community. How do you promote reading and literacy? Are there any challenges? We explicitly promote reading and literacy to the whole school community. We run three book clubs duri

School Library Spotlight: Forest Hill College

By Helen Farch

Issue 117, Term 2 2021

ieve that promoting the benefits of reading to the wider school community is integral to creating a schoolwide culture of reading. How do you promote reading and literacy in your school? Are there any challenges in doing so? We are constantly looking at ways to promote reading and literacy within th

School library spotlight: Mercy College, Coburg

By Anne Girolami

Issue 118, TERM 3 2021

with learning leaders to order resources on their behalf or to share the cost of particular resources has been a positive step. How do you promote reading and literacy in your school? Are there any challenges in doing so?  The fiction collection is an important aspect of our resourcing. A signifi

School library spotlight: Newtown public school

By Lucy White

Issue 121, Term 2, 2022

ary with me for a couple of hours a week, but without her I’d be drowning in unshelved books and unfinished jobs. Thank you, Di!   How do you promote reading and literacy in your school? Are there any challenges in doing so? Our staff are wonderful role models and advocates for reading for pleasure,