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Bring the teachers in: enticing teachers into the library

By Brett Moodie

Issue 90, Term 3 2014

ton College were aimed at meeting the needs of students. Displays and competitions were focused toward students, and little attention was paid to how teachers and support staff used the library. In an effort to boost the profile of the library within the school–and align with our mandate to support

EAL/D in school libraries

By Nicki Moore, Martin Gray

Issue 121, Term 2 2022

At Singleton High School in New South Wales, Nikki Moore is an EAL/D teacher who is based in the school library. Situating Nikki in the school library has led to collaboration between the library staff and the EAL/D teacher, as well as the non-native English-speaking students who often use the libra

Planning a thoughtful STEM learning approach

By Adrian Bertolini

Issue 122, Term 3 2022

hool, get degrees in science and engineering, teach Aerospace Engineering and eventually start my own educational consultancy to empower students and teachers around STEM learning.  In the past two years I have been working on a book called Igniting STEM learning: A guide to designing an authentic p

Guerrilla book fair: getting staff involved in your school library

By Lucas Maxwell

Issue 100, Term 1 2017

hanking me for the gift bags. Again, it is very time consuming, but it will certainly pay off. Offer your library’s services As previously mentioned, teachers are busy people. I found that offering my services for context and research lessons pays off in several ways. First, you get to demonstrate t

Working together: collaboration between libraries and bookstores

By Kristen Proud

Issue 112, Term 1 2020

unity to gain empathy and understanding from books that might portray characters from backgrounds different from their own. Engaging with book-loving teachers, enthusiastic librarians and innovative principals is one of the most joyful parts of our existence. For us, we want to ensure that we are ge

Website and app reviews

By Nigel Paull

Issue 120, Term 1 2022

es, events and news. SCIS no: 5389501 eSafety Commisioner Revised and updated, this valuable resource offers students, parents and teachers important information about the ever-changing topic of online safety. Matters covered include information on staying safe online during COVID

Navigating the information landscape through collaboration

By Elizabeth Hutchinson

Issue 101, Term 2 2017

volved in curriculum discussions and included as part of the teaching and learning team to make an impact. However, even if this is happening, unless teachers fully support and are encouraged to use their school library, their students will struggle to become independent learners. In a perfect world

School library spotlight: University High School, Melbourne

By Stephanie Ward

Issue 123, Term 4 2022

ing 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 teacher librarians. We’re not all full time, but it’s nice to have that team to work with and really bounce ideas off one another as it creates a sens

New Zealand school libraries respond to COVID-19

By Glenys Bichan

Issue 114, Term 3 2020

ailable for libraries. Secondary school librarians often work with staff and students to provide online content and teach research skills. An English teacher asked for help with the topic ‘Transformation through war’. How could we assist her students to locate trusted sources of information without

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

By Adie Johansen

Issue 116, Term 1 2021

rations with the team at Feilding Library. ... by going out to them, we now see children engaging in programs far more often. Digital Lending Program Teachers started noticing the program kits we were using, and some asked if we loaned them so they could continue with programs after we leave. This s

School Library Spotlight: Xavier College, Burke Hall

By Fiona O'Rourke

Issue 119, Term 4

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 5.0 an

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 aw

Reading Australia: bringing Australian stories into the classroom

By Adam Suckling

Issue 116, Term 1 2021

Reading Australia was created by the Copyright Agency in 2013 to assist Australian teachers to teach books by Australian writers in the classroom. The Copyright Agency is a not-for-profit organisation with more than 37,000 members, who are mainly Australian writers, artists and publishers. We negoti

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

By Catherine Barnes

Issue 117, Term 2 2021

charming and engaging online as he is in person. Being online, we also snuck a few eager Year 7 students into the room, and the occasional wandering teacher. This has opened our staff up to many further opportunities for online guest speakers. Currently, we are in the process of moving one of our y

The time to read

By Gabrielle Mace, Merrilyn Lean

Issue 117, Term 2 2021

eading books for enjoyment. Sadly, our students are not alone. With an ever growing curriculum and the frenetic pace of the academic school year many teachers are reading for enjoyment far less than ever before – or worse, not at all. In 2019, with the support of a research grant from the Associatio

Digital literacy: using Wikipedia as a fact-checking tool

By Mathieu O'Neil, Rachel Cunneen

Issue 121, Term 2 2022

arted in Semester 1, 2022 with Year 4, 5, and 7 students in four classrooms at three ACT schools. Our educational resources, co-developed with school teachers, first outline traditional and crowdsourced means of generating and accessing encyclopaedic knowledge. Through engaging and interactive scena

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

By Jessica Finden

Issue 123, Term 4 2022

sroom has its benefits; it provides students with multiple opportunities to read and allows them to access texts that may not be standard for English teachers. Garrow (2012, p.41) highlights that well-known literature is an effective means of reaching reluctant or struggling readers. Popular literat

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