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Unique libraries: The School of St Jude in Tanzania

By Rebecca Hansford

Issue 119, Term 4

The School of St Jude is a unique school that is home to three unique libraries. St Jude’s is located in Arusha, Tanzania. The school provides 1,800 bright students from poor backgrounds with free, quality education. Established in 2002 with just three students, St Jude’s now stretches across three

Connecting through couch co-op: the important role of school libraries for social gaming groups

By Matthew Harrison, Jess Rowlings

Issue 123, Term 4 2022

Looking back at our childhoods, we often talk about the important role played by gaming and gamer culture in our social and personal development. Long before mainstream online play revolutionised the ways people play together, local couch co-op on a PlayStation 2, or sharing a single keyboard on a

School library spotlight: University High School, Melbourne

By Stephanie Ward

Issue 123, Term 4 2022

1. What is your role and what does your job entail? My job is Head of Library and Research, so most of my work is library management and overseeing the events, programs, services and work of the team. We’re really lucky at Uni High, we’ve got a staff of five; two library technicians and three teache

Dystopian literature: more than just the end of the world to teens

By Jessica Finden

Issue 123, Term 4 2022

It’s not the end of the world… Can you remember what it was like to be a teenager? The constant worry – about your identity,  whether or not you fit in with your friends, your family, and your overall place in the world. The catch phrase, ‘it’s not the end of the world’ is regularly bandied about wh

Metadata to enhance diversity, connection and belonging

By Catherine Barnes

Issue 123, Term 4 2022

School libraries are dynamic, innovative and exciting places, but they are also a place for diversity, connection and belonging. Ben Chadwick (2020) explains: ‘Some things are fundamental  to providing a library service. Of course, you need a decent collection of resources, but you also need to supp

The Information Fluency Framework

By Carmel Grimmett

Issue 123, Term 4 2022

The Information Fluency Framework (IFF) is a new tool for teacher librarians in primary and secondary settings. The IFF is the primary source of information outcomes and processes for teacher librarians in the NSW Department of Education to use together with Information skills in the school as a sup

21st-century literacy with graphic novels

By Iurgi Urrutia

Issue 115, Term 4 2020

Reading is reading We read books, newspapers, magazines, billboards, signs, notices, bills, websites, blogs, social media posts et cetera. When we read all those things, consciously or unconsciously we’re developing and using multiple literacy skills. Thanks to the internet and social media, we’re a

How an old book created a commitment to better represent First Nations Australians

By Kerry Klimm, Dale Robertson

Issue 117, Term 2 2021

A mother’s anger: Kerry Klimm When my 8-year-old showed me his library book, I knew immediately from the cover it wasn’t going to be positive. I flicked through the pages and was disturbed at what I saw. It took me back to my childhood – growing up in the ‘80s learning about ‘The Aborigines’, define

A world of online distraction

By Natasha Georgiou

Issue 91, Term 4 2014

Students are becoming increasingly distracted and are finding it harder to focus on a task for any length of time. A growing amount of research has indicated that how we use technology and what we pay attention to is affecting the way we think, act, and feel. Could it be possible that technology is

SCIS is more

By Caroline Hartley

Issue 115, Term 4 2020

a database of accurate, consistent and authoritative catalogue records, created to agreed international standards. The SCIS database is often used by school library staff as a tool for sourcing new resources in areas of interest, both for the library and to support the wider curriculum needs of thei

New Zealand News

By Rosa-Jane French

Issue 13, Term 2 1995

ated systems, as well as an increasing number of CD-ROM data-drives and modems. Another initiative this year has been to establish a Listserv so that school library staff can post messages via e-mail to everyone who subscribes. We anticipate that this will be another way of overcoming the isolation

Supporting Australian book creators

By The ELR team

Issue 106, Term 3 2018

book holdings. SCIS works closely with library system vendors to ensure that the survey runs efficiently, with minimum effort and time required from school library staff. How are schools invited? Schools are randomly selected as a representative sample of all Australian schools, across all states,

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

EAL/D in school libraries

By Nicki Moore, Martin Gray

Issue 121, Term 2 2022

ew South Wales Department of Education to conduct a recent survey exploring the extent to which EAL/D programs and their students may be supported by school library staff. In the past, figures on the commonality of such collaborations have been hard to come by. This initial survey, which began in Ne

Supporting Australian book creators

By Laura Armstrong, Toni Jordan

Issue 95, Term 4 2015

s (ELR), and in the coming weeks 600 schools will receive invitations, either by mail or email, requesting their participation in this year's survey. School library staff play a critical part in the data collection process – without their assistance to extract the book count data from their library

Educational Lending Right (ELR) School Library Survey 2019–20

By Daniel Hughes

Issue 113, Term 2 2020

It was a matter of minutes, not very long at all. It took less than five minutes. Too easy. ESA is very grateful for the enthusiastic cooperation of school library staff who took part in ELR 2019–20. ESA offers a $150 voucher to one respondent whose name is drawn at random from a list of all those

Cover images and SCIS

By Renate Beilharz

Issue 109, Term 2 2019

m to promote resources and reading. ESA has been offering cover images to schools as part of their subscription since 2008. This article explains how school library staff can use these without breaching SCIS Terms of Use. Cover images Text-only catalogue displays have become a thing of the past. Whi

Website and app reviews

By Nigel Paull

Issue 107, Term 4 2018

ng. To preserve the cultural and historical significance of these languages, UNESCO has declared 2019 the International Year of Indigenous Languages. School library staff will find a variety of material on this website to resource the topic for the 2019 school year. SCIS no. 1886905 Lorax Project ww

Know your rights and responsibilities: teaching digital citizenship

By Susan Marshall

Issue 103, Term 4 2017

None of us could imagine a world without the internet. It has become an ever-increasing element of our daily life — and it is often the school library staff’s role to support students and classroom staff to maximise the benefits of engaging with the online world for learning, creating, playing and c

Website and app reviews

By Nigel Paull

Issue 104, Term 1 2018

y 250 freely available e-resources, including websites, indexes, databases, e-journals, subject guides and full-text journals on a variety of topics. School library staff would benefit from becoming familiar with this content. SCIS no. 1842227 PETAA teaching resources www.petaa.edu.au/imis_prod/teac