Showing 1 - 13 of 13 results for School library staff

Ten ways to advocate for your role as a teacher librarian

By Jenny Kemp

Issue 103, Term 4 2017

Jenny Kemp suggests ten ways you can show your school why they need their teacher librarian. One of the challenges faced by teacher librarians is that it isn’t always easy for the rest of the school to understand why we are important. In my experience, comments like ‘Surely everything’s online these

Celebrating the school library officer

By Madeleine Galbraith

Issue 103, Term 4 2017

Madeleine Galbraith speaks to various library officers in Western Australia about their roles, their libraries, and how they contribute to their school communities. If you were listening carefully when Leigh Hobbs began his term as the Australian Children’s Laureate, you might have heard a collectiv

All together now: recognising the work of all school library staff

By Karys McEwen

Issue 107, Term 4 2018

end a conference to hear the widespread discussion about how shrinking budgets and staffing cuts are affecting the industry. But amid all the debate, school library staff are working hard to show how valuable they are to the communities they service. There are countless ways in which we are proving

Ten easy tips to be a library rockstar

By Gwyneth Jones

Issue 109, Term 2 2019

Gwyneth Jones, a teacher librarian based in the USA, shares ten tips to brand yourself as a library rockstar. The first thing I need to say is that I don’t know that I really love the term ‘library rockstar’, because I think all librarians and library professionals are rockstars or have an inner roc

The future role of the teacher librarian

By Dr James E Herring

Issue 100, Term 1 2017

As the scope of information and technology continues to expand, Dr James Herring considers what impact this will have on the role of teacher librarians. I began my career as a school librarian in the UK as part of the local public library service. What struck me when I started — and this is still tr

International engagement: the SLAV / IASL partner association program

By Susan La Marca

Issue 106, Term 3 2018

Susan La Marca, Executive Officer of SLAV, discusses its recent partnership with the International Association of School Librarianship — and how we can learn from the international school library community. School librarianship is different from country to country. We may share many similar aims and

How to boost your digital literacy confidence

By Sally Pewhairangi

Issue 106, Term 3 2018

Sally Pewhairangi explains how to identify and use your digital super-power to boost your confidence in the digital sphere — and why this is important for school library professionals. Hands up if you have ever had thoughts like these: I wish I didn’t feel out of my depth when a teacher asks me to

Preserving the past: becoming the archivist in the school library

By Naomi Heyman, Nigel Paull

Issue 107, Term 4 2018

ation and future-proofing of the school’s archives were essential elements of the archiving overhaul prior to the sesquicentenary, and are things all school library staff and archivists should consider. Adequate and safe preservation of precious items for enjoyment well into the future is an importa

The professional learning hat

By Barbara Braxton

Issue 97, Term 2 2016

The core of our mandate as teacher librarians is to enable our students to become lifelong learners. By teaching students, staff and other members of the school community about the information literacy process, we provide them with a scaffold that they can use in any area. This allows them to find w

LIFT: From little things ...

By Madeleine Galbraith and the LIFT team

Issue 108, Term 1, 2019

Madeleine Galbraith shares the story of the Library and Information Focused Training (LIFT) group in Western Australia, and how they got together to form a personal learning network of passionate, eager-to-learn library officers. Introduction In 2017, Carmen Lawrence addressed a room full of librari

The writing (and revising) of The innovative school librarian

By Elizabeth Bentley

Issue 111, Term 4 2019

UK librarian Elizabeth Bentley recounts the process of writing The innovative school librarian and explores the benefits of collaboration. I was one of a group of school librarians, initially composed of students on the MAEd course at Canterbury Christ Church, tutored by Sharon Markless, and later j

Librarians in the digital age: experts in e-health

By Susan Marshall

Issue 101, Term 2 2017

Susan Marshall explains how the school librarian's role is central in developing students' e-health, and introduces a free website that supports online safety. No one would argue against the perception that librarians have moved well beyond their traditional role.The view of the librarian as the kee

Students need great school libraries

By Nicole Richardson

Issue 109, Term 2 2019

braries campaign, and Barbara Band, committee member of the Great School Libraries campaign, about what’s driving their campaigns for change, and how school library staff can get involved. Australian Children’s Laureate Morris Gleitzman also shared his insights about how we can work together to enco