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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

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

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

The new librarian: leaders in the digital age

By Digital Promise staff

Issue 96, TERM 1 2016

My strategy has been advocacy based on results rather than on some platonic form of what the library should be’, he said. ‘It’s not waving a flag for school libraries. It’s about how they support student learning.’ Overall, Vancouver is like other districts in that it sees technology as an opportuni

Engaging students with emerging technologies

By Chelsea Wright

Issue 94, Term 3 2015

ange as it is to still be having this conversation, we have not yet convinced every raised eyebrow to relax when it comes to the evolving identity of school libraries. If the school library is not seen as a natural place for new technologies to appear, and if technology-oriented initiatives such as

Positive promotion of the school library

By Jae Rolt

Issue 93, Term 2 2015

After I was named Australia's Favourite Librarian people began asking what it is that makes me so popular with my students, families, colleagues, and community.Whilst the ideas here work for me, they may not work for everyone. Sometimes you need to try other ways to find what works for you and your

It’s time: let’s improve schools' perceptions of teacher librarians

By Bev Novak

Issue 99, Term 4 2016

The Guardian, teacher librarians still need to assert their relevance within school communities. In her article in Connections 98, ‘The importance of school libraries in the Google Age’, Kay Oddone notes the positive attributes of teacher librarians, and implores readers to use her arguments as a ‘c

What do our students really want?

By Megan Stuart

Issue 101, Term 2 2017

Megan Stuart, teacher librarian at Canterbury College, surveyed her students to discover what drew them into their resource centre — and what it could do to draw them in more. If there is one professional group familiar with the fear and excitement that disruptive technology can bring, it is library

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

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 libraries: miracles and madness

By Jackie French

Issue 104, Term 1 2018

Jackie French writes about the need for qualified, experienced and compassionate teacher librarians in schools.  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 lot

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

Making the library the true heart of the school

By Caroline Roche

Issue 105, Term 2 2018

Caroline Roche, founder of the Heart of the School website, writes about the need to advocate for and share stories from school libraries — and what makes them the heart of the school. That the library is the ‘heart of the school’ is a commonly accepted phrase nowadays, certainly in the United Kingd

School libraries enhancing student wellbeing

By Jackie Child

Issue 105, Term 2 2018

School libraries foster student wellbeing, providing students with a place of refuge where creativity and mindfulness are valued. The school library is the hub of the school. It is a place for students to come and be free from the expectations of time, home, playground and classroom. It is a safe pl

School library spotlight: Rolleston School

By Kay Morfett

Issue 105, Term 2 2018

SCIS speaks to Kay Morfett, librarian at Rolleston School in New Zealand, about what's happening in her school library.  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 f

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,

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

School library spotlight: Galston High School

By Jade Arnold

Issue 107, Term 4 2018

SCIS speaks to Jade Arnold of Galston High School in New South Wales about what’s happening in her school library. 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 respo

Ten ways to transform your library into a flexible learning space

By Liza Moss

Issue 107, Term 4 2018

Liza Moss, teacher librarian at Warners Bay High School, shares 10 tips for transforming your library into a flexible learning space. 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.

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

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