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Leadership is not optional – it's a job requirement

By Hilda Weisburg

Issue 101, Term 2 2017

William Shakespeare in Twelfth Night had Malvolio say ‘Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ‘em’. Change ‘great’ to ‘leaders’ and ‘greatness’ to ‘leadership’ and you have a message for all school librarians. I am well aware our profession has experienced d

The importance of school libraries in the Google Age

By Kay Oddone

Issue 98, Term 3 2016

ool Library Association 2014, ‘What is a teacher librarian?’, Australian School Library Association, viewed 11 February, 2016, Earls, N 2015, ‘It’s not about shelving the books and keeping kids quiet’, web blog post, viewed 7 February

Bring the teachers in: enticing teachers into the library

By Brett Moodie

Issue 90, Term 3 2014

The primary focus of the school library has always been to support the information and learning needs of staff and students. However in most schools the focus invariably falls on providing for the needs of students, whilst supporting staff professional development is an auxiliary function. Backgroun

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

It’s time: let’s improve schools' perceptions of teacher librarians

By Bev Novak

Issue 99, Term 4 2016

I recently noticed that a work colleague shared a link to Sally Dring’s fabulous article published in 2014, ‘Don’t overlook your school librarian, they’re the unsung heroes of literacy’. When I read this article a couple of years ago, I shared it on Twitter, and was delighted to read Sally’s reply:

Guerrilla book fair: getting staff involved in your school library

By Lucas Maxwell

Issue 100, Term 1 2017

UK school librarian Lucas Maxwell recommends ways to encourage teachers to make use of school libraries. Getting staff members involved in your school library can be tough. They are busy people, and any free time they do have is precious to them. Over the past few years, I’ve identified several ways

Navigating the information landscape through collaboration

By Elizabeth Hutchinson

Issue 101, Term 2 2017

at the heart of learning. School librarians need to be aware of current research, the importance of their professionalism, and the power of their own advocacy. It is essential to talk to senior leaders, discussing with them the importance of embedding information literacy into the curriculum and pro