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School libraries transform

By SLANZA (School Library Association of New Zealand Aotearoa)

Issue 115, Term 4 2020

School libraries across New Zealand are supporting a nationwide campaign to ensure that every child has access to a well-resourced library with a specialist librarian who can help them develop a lifelong love of reading. Many children in schools in Aotearoa do not have that right. SLANZA (School Lib

The importance of school libraries in the Google Age

By Kay Oddone

Issue 98, Term 3 2016

n The Age (Preiss 2014) speak of funding pressures in Australian schools — but this is not just a local phenomenon. 'The calamity of the disappearing school libraries' (Kachel 2015), published in The Conversation last year, deplores the closure of school libraries and the perceived redundancy of the

School libraries enhancing student wellbeing

By Jackie Child

Issue 105, Term 2 2018

f time, home, playground and classroom. It is a safe place where students can come to chill out, meet, talk, study, make and play. For many students, school libraries have always been a place of refuge from the playground or extreme weather.  School libraries, like so many public libraries, are chan

School libraries and sustainability

By Katalin Mindum

Issue 113, Term 2 2020

tical solutions to sustainability challenges, both within their schools and in their broader communities. There seem to be three basic areas in which school libraries could be engaging to help achieve the necessary culture change to enable their immediate and broader communities to work towards more

School libraries supporting literacy

By Stephanie Ellis

Issue 99, Term 4 2016

of the key factors in effective library programming: teacher collaboration.Below is a summary of the activities and strategies that were shared. How school libraries can support literacy Book of the week Promote a selected book either using your library management system, or by making a quick and e

Leigh Hobbs on school libraries and storytelling

By Leigh Hobbs

Issue 100, Term 1 2017

What role, if any, did school libraries play in developing your love of storytelling? When I was a child at school — in the pre-computer and internet early 1960s — the school library was my centre of exploration and discovery. I had friends of course and liked mucking around in the school yard, but

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’ in

Students need great school libraries

By Nicole Richardson

Issue 109, Term 2 2019

In the face of widespread budget cuts and the reduction in qualified staffing of school libraries across the globe, 2018 saw the formation of two grassroots campaigns — Australia’s ‘Students Need School Libraries’ and the UK’s ‘Great School Libraries’. Both campaigns set ambitious, yet important, go

The magic of school libraries

By Belinda Cameron

Issue 115, Term 4 2020

pport staff member are on display. They delight even the most avid Harry Potter fans. With COVID-19 momentarily halting the usual community events in school libraries all over the world, we have had to cancel our Harry Potter Evening. However, as Dumbledore reminds us, ‘Happiness can be found, even

Morris Gleitzman on the uniquely contributive role of school libraries

By Morris Gleitzman

Issue 109, Term 2 2019

schools — something I have been doing for about 30 years. I speak to lots of school library staff, because of my long-held interest in the health of school libraries. Over the last 18 months, this has been particularly so because my predecessor, Leigh Hobbs, made the health of school libraries a sp

New Zealand school libraries respond to COVID-19

By Glenys Bichan

Issue 114, Term 3 2020

ry when no-one can enter it? The lockdown made us all reflect on our practice and on the questions, ‘Who are we?’ and more importantly, ‘Why are we?’ School libraries are a place of transformation for our students and our staff. Students can flourish, grow and explore there. How do you provide that

The positive potential of ebooks within school libraries

By Trish du Temple

Issue 113, Term 2 2020

nder-resourced and under pressure, struggling to service the increasing number of students seeking help, and at risk of burnout themselves. I believe school libraries can help. They have an opportunity to provide resources to improve students’ mental wellbeing, strengthen resilience and better equip

School libraries: miracles and madness

By Jackie French

Issue 104, Term 1 2018

The first school I went to burnt down. This was not my fault. The library didn’t burn down, because there wasn’t one — just a classroom with a shelf of books. I won third place in the lottery to read one of the two or three new books donated each year: The Magic Pudding. Three weeks later, it was mi

Reimagining the library landscape: an approach to school library design

By Anne Whisken

Issue 103, Term 4 2017

ut 2,400 students from Early Years to Year 12 across two primary schools and a combined middle and senior school. The libraries There are two primary school libraries, and a third library is shared by the senior and middle schools. Both VCE and IB are studied at senior levels. All three libraries ar

Improving Retrievability in School Libraries

By Schools Catalogue Information Service (SCIS)

Issue 35, Term 4 2000

use of SCIS Authority Files in a library software system is designed to deal with this problem and so improve retrievability of resources by users in school libraries. The library software system may use the data from SCIS Authority Files to assist the user in a catalogue search by inserting two kin

EAL/D in school libraries

By Nicki Moore, Martin Gray

Issue 121, Term 2 2022

ort being the most common form of assistance. If these numbers are reduced to only government schools, that is 81 of 98 schools, 82%. This shows that school libraries often play a role supporting LOTE students in a range of roles. As a general trend, the more EAL/D students a school has, the more se

On-Line Services for School Libraries

By Lance Deveson, Beverly Pianta

Issue 2, Term 2 1992

general science and geography journals. Many of the journals indexed are excellent yet inexpensive products of the CSIRO and are readily available in school libraries. It covers topics such as environment, earth science, astronomy and technology with an Australian emphasis. Sage can be accessed via

Easy access to library services: public and school libraries working together

By Adie Johansen

Issue 116, Term 1 2021

Since 2015 we’ve been modernising our library service for the Manawatū community and embracing change. Our vision is simple: to be ‘the best little library in New Zealand’. A library is more than just an avenue for books. Libraries are community hubs where you can learn, create, feel safe and engage

The future role of the teacher librarian

By Dr James E Herring

Issue 100, Term 1 2017

vocate/in-service leader will continue to be the teacher librarian’s key role within the school. Resources There may still be printed books in future school libraries, and, at least in the foreseeable future, there will be — perhaps mainly for recreational reading. Educational resources may increasi

Working together to ensure student access to high-quality school library services

By Holly Godfree

Issue 113, Term 2 2020

ur students and teachers to higher achievements. Right now, in a time of fear, change, doubt, and division around the world, we can argue that strong school libraries are a balm and a bolster to proactively help young people and educators to best meet the challenges we face. And, yet, high-performin

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