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The challenge of implementing change

By Angela Platt

Issue 103, Term 4 2017

beat. It takes time, patience, and understanding. After all, change is often a drizzle, not a hurricane. This article was originally published by the School Libraries Group committee of the UK’s Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), and has been republished here with

An African library journey

By Cheryl Lopez

Issue 93, Term 2 2015

ion was approximately 1000 library books. These were all donations; either new books from sponsors and visitors or secondhand from Western Australian school libraries. While some of the books were fairly new, having been carried to Ethiopia in personal luggage by school visitors over the past few ye

Outsourcing: time for a new look?

By Sarah Menzies

Issue 111, Term 4 2019

become widely accepted that some or all public libraries’ cataloguing and physical processing will be outsourced, although the same cannot be said of school libraries. Although school libraries in Australia and New Zealand use the services of SCIS for cataloguing, they have been slow to take up serv

Making connections online

By Clare Forrest

Issue 111, Term 4 2019

it seemed pertinent to expand on this on our SLANZA platform. We looked at questions like: Who are the people making decisions about what goes in our school libraries? Who and what are they thinking about when they make these decisions? Are these decisions able to be reviewed and challenged? We also

(Re)Designing the library through school community participation

By Dr Hilary Hughes

Issue 111, Term 4 2019

participatory design approach, as outlined in this article, can assist in generating evidence-based responses to these questions. With the view that school libraries are essential social learning spaces, I share suggestions for enabling all interested stakeholders to have a voice in designing their

Synergy highlights: The first 15 years

By Rosemary Abbott

Issue 112, Term 1 2020

ge of informative and engaging material. In the articles chosen, student learning is paramount, and is linked to the crucial role of those working in school libraries. Prominent Australian and international researchers are featured. Carol Gordon’s articles provide wide-ranging ideas on professional

A not so secret garden

By Kathryn Williams, Heather Harrison

Issue 112, Term 1 2020

‘Once upon a time’ we had a dream to turn part of the library into a storybook garden. Walk through the doors today and that dream has become a reality. The striking entryway consists of stacked, oversized book sculptures that hold a scrolled sign welcoming people into the space. Central to the gard

School library spotlight: Modbury High School

By Linda Guthrie

Issue 108, Term 1 2019

subjects, Research Project and Research Practices. Our school library was also one of the 23 South Australian schools appearing on Australia’s Great School Libraries Honours List (http://bit.ly/agslhonours). I negotiate with teachers for the team-teaching of collaboratively planned units of inquiry

Ten ways to transform your library into a flexible learning space

By Liza Moss

Issue 107, Term 4 2018

Warners Bay High School is a large co-educational comprehensive state high school, south of Newcastle. The school library serves around 1,300 students and 100 staff. Like many schools, it has a building known as the multipurpose centre or MPC. While it is true that its uses may vary among assemblies

Non-fiction: the elephant in the library

By Rebecca Tobler

Issue 107, Term 4 2018

ur libraries with fiction and non-fiction books that spark the imagination and create interest in reading. References ACT Government Education 2016, School Libraries: The Heart of 21st Century Learning, ACT Government Education ALIA 2017, ALIA Future of the Library and Information Science Professio

School library spotlight: Galston High School

By Jade Arnold

Issue 107, Term 4 2018

What is your job title, and what does your role entail? My official job title is teacher librarian. My role within the library is multifaceted. As the manager of the library, I am responsible for acquisitions, resource management, and research services, and I manage two school administrative and sup

Enhancing the flexibility of library services

By Claire Elliott

Issue 106, Term 3 2018

/vol73/num04/To-Clone-or-Not-To-Clone¢.aspx Commonwealth of Australia, Parliament, House of Representatives Education and Employment Committee, 2011, School Libraries and Teacher-librarians in 21st Century Australia, Canberra, www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/House_of_Representatives

School library spotlight: Mt St Michael's College

By Sandra Mannion

Issue 106, Term 3 2018

are created in-house to provide students with subject-specific digital and interactive resources, including links to relevant websites and databases. School libraries are places where all students feel welcomed and are encouraged to grow and learn. We do a lot more than just provide books and inform

Making the library the true heart of the school

By Caroline Roche

Issue 105, Term 2 2018

a new librarian, you see it in tweets, you see it in newspaper articles, and it is even the title of the All Party Parliamentary Group white paper on school libraries: ‘The beating heart of the school’. But where does this phrase that is so ubiquitous now come from? Well, actually, I know. It is a p

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 library spotlight: Rolleston School

By Kay Morfett

Issue 105, Term 2 2018

What is your job title, and what does your role entail? How many people work in your library? I work at Rolleston School as the librarian. My role is 25 hours a week, split over five days. I have a teacher in charge who is really wonderful and supportive and, aside from a brilliant group of student

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

Do we need library lessons?

By Barbara Band

Issue 104, Term 1 2018

and national initiatives. Communication via tutors and promotional posters has a limited reach. Lifelong learning In addition to library skills, many school libraries deliver an information skills program teaching basic competencies that are essential for both further education and the workplace, an

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

School library spotlight: Glen Eira College

By Karys McEwen

Issue 102, Term 3 2017

e team of staff and a group of dedicated student library monitors that help keep the library cogs well and truly turning. How long have you worked in school libraries, and what inspired you to go down this path? I have been in school libraries for four years. My undergraduate degree was in Fine Art

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