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International engagement: the SLAV / IASL partner association program

By Susan La Marca

Issue 106, Term 3 2018

School librarianship is different from country to country. We may share many similar aims and roles, but there are also many differences in our profession around the world. In an age where communication is global, it is important for school librarians to recognise these differences, to learn from e

LIFT: From little things ...

By Madeleine Galbraith and the LIFT team

Issue 108, Term 1 2019

Introduction In 2017, Carmen Lawrence addressed a room full of librarians at the State Library of Western Australia, as the keynote speaker at a conference called Library Leadership — A Celebration. I was keen to hear what the first female state premier in Australia had to say about leadership, a

The writing (and revising) of The innovative school librarian

By Elizabeth Bentley

Issue 111, Term 4 2019

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 joined by Sarah Pavey. We continued to meet regularly with Sharon to discuss research and other issues related to school librarianship. Sha

School library spotlight: Cerdon college

By Nancy Sylaprany

Issue 124, Term 1 2023

What is your job title, and what does your role entail? My job title is Teacher Librarian and I work with a small team of library support staff to provide the library’s services to our school community at Cerdon College. Our school is a Catholic girls’ high school (years 7–12) located in West Mer

Librarians in the digital age: experts in e-health

By Susan Marshall

Issue 101, Term 2 2017

No one would argue against the perception that librarians have moved well beyond their traditional role. The view of the librarian as the keeper of knowledge and the guide to unlocking the best of it has been totally overthrown — and the disruption metaphor is entirely apt. No longer do we even bl

Is there a place for Artificial Intelligence in the school library?

By Martin Richards

Issue 114, Term 3 2020

What comes to mind when you hear the term ‘Artificial Intelligence’ or AI? Do you think of machines taking over the world, as depicted in the movies? Or, perhaps you question whether or not a computer is even capable of thinking like a human being? On the other hand, you might immediately think of

School libraries transform

By SLANZA (School Library Association of New Zealand Aotearoa)

Issue 115, Term 4 2020

School libraries across New Zealand are supporting a nationwide campaign to ensure that every child has access to a well-resourced library with a specialist librarian who can help them develop a lifelong love of reading. Many children in schools in Aotearoa do not have that right. SLANZA (School Li

School Library Spotlight: St Stephen's School

By Lise Legg

Issue 120, Term 1 2022

1. What is your job title and what does your role entail? My job title is Head of Libraries at St Stephen’s School, which is an independent, co-educational Uniting Church school from Pre-kindergarten to Year 12. The school was established at the Duncraig Campus in 1984 and the Carramar Campus in

New and revised subject headings

By Renate Beilharz

Issue 120, Term 1 2022

New headings Biomimicry Use for works on the imitation of nature in manufacture and design. Cryptocurrencies Use for works on currencies that use cryptography to secure and verify transactions and to control the creation of new currency units. Computational thinking Use for works on pro

School library spotlight: Val Wardley

By Val Wardley

Issue 122, Term 3 2022

What is your job title? What does your role entail? I am the Library Administrator at Clyde Fenton Primary School and Casuarina Street Primary School, which are both in Katherine in the Northern Territory. I have lived and worked in the Northern Territory since 1997, and have spent most of this

New Zealand school libraries respond to COVID-19

By Glenys Bichan

Issue 114, Term 3 2020

How do you run a school library when no-one can enter it? The lockdown made us all reflect on our practice and on the questions, ‘Who are we?’ and more importantly, ‘Why are we?’ School libraries are a place of transformation for our students and our staff. Students can flourish, grow and explore t

SCIS is more

By Caroline Hartley

Issue 116, Term 1 2021

Welcome to the first issue of Connections for 2021. We are excited to be back for a new school year, and we look forward to engaging with you at upcoming events, via our social media channels and term newsletters, and through our new SCIS Data user surveys. Our strategic priorities for 2021 inclu

Easy access to library services: public and school libraries working together

By Adie Johansen

Issue 116, Term 1 2021

Since 2015 we’ve been modernising our library service for the Manawatū community and embracing change. Our vision is simple: to be ‘the best little library in New Zealand’. A library is more than just an avenue for books. Libraries are community hubs where you can learn, create, feel safe and eng

SCIS is more

By Caroline Hartley

Issue 117, Term 2 2021

Welcome to the Term 2, 2021 issue of Connections. Thank you to everyone who responded to our SCIS User Survey. We appreciate you taking the time to share your ideas on a range of topics that can help us provide better service to the school library community. When reviewing the most searched for

SCIS is more

By Caroline Hartley

Issue 119, Term 4 2021

Welcome to the Term 4, 2021 issue of Connections. As we come to the latter part of 2021, another very busy year for the SCIS team, we would like to extend our thanks to the school library community for your support and camaraderie. The global COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of us throughout 20

School Library Spotlight: Xavier College, Burke Hall

By Fiona O'Rourke

Issue 119, Term 4 2021

1. What is your job title and what challenges are you facing? I have just commenced at Xavier College, Burke Hall as a part-time teacher librarian for the Middle Years.  Beginning a new job in a school can  be both exciting and daunting. However, when you begin at the commencement of Lockdown

School libraries then and now - in the digital environment

By Lance Deveson

Issue 120, Term 1 2022

Once again I feel very privileged to have been invited by the Connections staff to write an opinion piece. This time it is on how school libraries have changed over the past 30 years and how they might look in the rapidly evolving digital environment. How time flies when you’re having fun! Thirty

The future is bright

By Authored by Future You and SCIS

Issue 121, Term 2 2022

Children begin to aspire to careers in early primary school. However, their teachers often lack the confidence to explain science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) careers, and there are societal expectations about careers and gender that can put girls off STEM. This can affect children’s a

SCIS is more

By Anthony Shaw

Issue 124, Term 1 2023

Welcome to the Term 1, 2023 issue of Connections . SCIS is back on the road in 2023, having restarted running our popular in-person workshops late last year. In November 2022, we undertook our first interstate trip since the pandemic began, running two wonderful workshops in Perth. It was a grea

Making an impact: A guide for new school librarians

By Caroline Roche, MA, FCLIP

Issue 124, Term 1 2023

This book was borne out of a desire to help and inspire school librarians new to the job, and share the collective knowledge of the UK School Librarians Group (SLG) Committee, which is a subgroup of CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals), our professional organisation