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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What do our students really want?

By Megan Stuart

Issue 101, Term 2 2017

If there is one professional group familiar with the fear and excitement that disruptive technology can bring, it is library staff. Over the course of nearly four decades teaching in schools and libraries, I have witnessed incredible change and welcomed exciting progress in the way information is ac

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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