Showing 61 - 80 of 244 results for School libraries

Supporting Australian book creators

By Ruilin Shi (with thanks to Jeannie Baker)

Issue 111, Term 4 2019

brary book before falling asleep’. Her father worked hard to make ends meet. They did not have the money to spare on buying books, so both public and school libraries were important to her development. In Jeannie’s words:Books sparked my imagination, stimulated my curiosity and helped me make sense

Supporting Australian book creators

By Daniel Hughes

Issue 114, Term 3 2020

s to make an inspiring call to children, parents and teachers to encourage children to join their local library and get their own library card’. Were school libraries an important part of your childhood? Do you have any favourite memories? I remember all my school libraries, primary and secondary, a

Supporting Australian book creators

By Alison Lester

Issue 110, Term 3 2019

I love school libraries and it makes me feel sad and angry when I hear about schools closing their libraries. The library should be the engine room of every school, a place where students and teachers can go and be expertly steered to the information they need. And, this information might be digital

Supporting Australian book creators

By Sally Rippin

Issue 115, Term 4 2020

lic libraries stocked few books in English or we knew we wouldn’t be there long enough to bother getting library cards. This is where I would rely on school libraries to keep me in a steady supply of books. Some of my fondest memories come from spending lunchtimes in a cosy corner of a school librar

Looking for silver linings: Educating about privacy and security in our increasingly online world

By Dr Kay Oddone

Issue 114, Term 3 2020

nnovative, and future-focused pedagogies. However, increasing use of technologies is accompanied by increasing digital security risks. We who work in school libraries, are challenged to fulfil our role as leaders of digital and critical literacies, to ensure that as new technology continues to be in

Using the Medium blogging platform to teach critical and digital literacies in art

By Tania Sheko

Issue 110, Term 3 2019

and ‘It seems art can help you if you’re studying to become a doctor’. Projects such as this one have me thinking about the issue of staffing in some school libraries. Even with well-staffed libraries, teacher librarians might not have the opportunity to explore and experiment. Some of my most valua

School Library Spotlight: Forest Hill College

By Helen Farch

Issue 117, Term 2 2021

ty. The staff at SCIS are knowledgeable and always ready to help with any queries. SCIS provides an invaluable service that enhances the value of all school libraries. Image credits Images supplied by Helen Farch

School libraries and e-learning: where synergy equals opportunity

By Anita McMillan

Issue 104, Term 1 2018

E-learning is gaining momentum in schools, and opportunities abound for school library professionals to support and even lead in this area. School library staff are highly regarded for their information, critical and digital literacy skills, and well known for their early adoption of new technologie

What is a future ready librarian?

By Mark Ray

Issue 113, Term 2 2020

ners is, and always has been, universal. In 2012, I was asked to join a Follett initiative called Project Connect, which was focused on the future of school libraries. It started by asking superintendents, district leaders, and library leaders from across the US this: 'Is there a place for school li

The time to read

By Gabrielle Mace, Merrilyn Lean

Issue 117, Term 2 2021

ickly understood that daily dedicated reading time would mean that staff would move quickly through their own book collections – and needed more! The school libraries were not in a position to support the increased borrowing habits of 150 staff taking part in Just Read, in addition to all our studen

Pivot! Moving a library forward when COVID gets in the way

By Catherine Barnes

Issue 117, Term 2 2021

. However, in a space where learning is a purpose and a priority, this also provided opportunities to ‘pivot’ and enhance our programs in other ways. School libraries were no exception. With the awareness that we didn’t want to force a complete change of direction, both educationally and in the valu

Unique libraries: The School of St Jude in Tanzania

By Rebecca Hansford

Issue 119, Term 4

which comprises boys’ O Level and  co-educational A Level (the final two years of secondary). Each  of the schools has its own library. In Tanzania, school libraries are few and far between. The staff in our three libraries have a challenge on their hands – to provide our students with quality libr

School library spotlight: One Arm Point Remote Community School

By Mel Rowsell

Issue 115, Term 4 2020

fortable simply reading for pleasure, and where students and staff can be confident that the information they find is current, unbiased and accurate. School libraries have the opportunity to connect both staff and students to a wider world of information. In a small remote community, I hope to see o

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

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

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

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

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

Improving literacy levels in remote Indigenous communities

By Karen Williams

Issue 111, Term 4 2019

We are all about exciting, engaging, and connecting kids to the wonderful magic of books. We’re about opening a door — for young minds and imaginations — to a world without limits. The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) is an Australian organisation that works to reduce low literacy rates among Ab