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An African library journey

By Cheryl Lopez

Issue 93, Term 2 2015

ion was approximately 1000 library books. These were all donations; either new books from sponsors and visitors or secondhand from Western Australian school libraries. While some of the books were fairly new, having been carried to Ethiopia in personal luggage by school visitors over the past few ye

The importance of school libraries in the Google Age

By Kay Oddone

Issue 98, Term 3 2016

n The Age (Preiss 2014) speak of funding pressures in Australian schools — but this is not just a local phenomenon. 'The calamity of the disappearing school libraries' (Kachel 2015), published in The Conversation last year, deplores the closure of school libraries and the perceived redundancy of the

The new librarian: leaders in the digital age

By Digital Promise staff

Issue 96, TERM 1 2016

My strategy has been advocacy based on results rather than on some platonic form of what the library should be’, he said. ‘It’s not waving a flag for school libraries. It’s about how they support student learning.’ Overall, Vancouver is like other districts in that it sees technology as an opportuni

Engaging students with emerging technologies

By Chelsea Wright

Issue 94, Term 3 2015

ange as it is to still be having this conversation, we have not yet convinced every raised eyebrow to relax when it comes to the evolving identity of school libraries. If the school library is not seen as a natural place for new technologies to appear, and if technology-oriented initiatives such as

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

The Guardian, teacher librarians still need to assert their relevance within school communities. In her article in Connections 98, ‘The importance of school libraries in the Google Age’, Kay Oddone notes the positive attributes of teacher librarians, and implores readers to use her arguments as a ‘c

The future role of the teacher librarian

By Dr James E Herring

Issue 100, Term 1 2017

vocate/in-service leader will continue to be the teacher librarian’s key role within the school. Resources There may still be printed books in future school libraries, and, at least in the foreseeable future, there will be — perhaps mainly for recreational reading. Educational resources may increasi

What do our students really want?

By Megan Stuart

Issue 101, Term 2 2017

Megan Stuart, teacher librarian at Canterbury College, surveyed her students to discover what drew them into their resource centre — and what it could do to draw them in more. If there is one professional group familiar with the fear and excitement that disruptive technology can bring, it is library

Library makerspaces: revolution or evolution?

By Chris Harte

Issue 97, Term 2 2016

growing number of library makerspaces around Australia where people are encouraged to learn by tinkering, building, experimenting, and collaborating. School libraries are continuing to evolve from the outdated notion that they are simply repositories of knowledge stored within the bound pages of boo

Stopping the slide: improving reading rates in the middle school

By Narelle Keen

Issue 99, Term 4 2016

At each end-of-year assembly, I give out our Champion Reader Award to students in the junior college who have borrowed more than 120 books throughout the year, and to students in the middle and senior college who have borrowed more than 50 books. In our junior college, we always have large numbers o

School library spotlight: Melbourne High School

By Pam Saunders

Issue 99, Term 4 2016

library spotlight’.This article gives us an opportunity to interview school library staff, so we can share with our readers what is happening within school libraries in Australia and New Zealand.Do you have any questions you’d like us to include in this section? Please email [email protected]

Looking back: school library catalogues and the online revolution

By Lance Deveson

Issue 100, Term 1 2017

assisted with development of the cataloguing module. As the project manager, this development was without doubt one of the highlights of my career in school libraries. We created a great system, which is still used by SCIS today.Voyager was released to schools in 1996, together with SCISLINK, which

Leigh Hobbs on school libraries and storytelling

By Leigh Hobbs

Issue 100, Term 1 2017

SCIS speaks to Australian Children's Laureate Leigh Hobbs about his experiences in school libraries, children's literature, storytelling, and creating characters. What role, if any, did school libraries play in developing your love of storytelling? When I was a child at school — in the pre-computer

School library spotlight: Chisholm Catholic College

By Monique McQueen

Issue 100, Term 1 2017

develop, maintain, and promote digital resources; run events; and lead the development of learning spaces in the school. How long have you worked in school libraries, and what inspired you to go down this path? I have worked in both primary and secondary school libraries for nine years. After 13 ye

School library spotlight: Campbelltown Performing Arts High School

By Cathy Costello

Issue 101, Term 2 2017

: I teach a junior HSIE (Human Society and its Environment) class while simultaneously fulfilling my role as teacher librarian. I have worked in high school libraries, on and off, for more than 20 years. The teacher librarian role has been ever-changing and evolving in response to the information la

School libraries supporting literacy

By Stephanie Ellis

Issue 99, Term 4 2016

of the key factors in effective library programming: teacher collaboration.Below is a summary of the activities and strategies that were shared. How school libraries can support literacy Book of the week Promote a selected book either using your library management system, or by making a quick and e

Navigating the information landscape through collaboration

By Elizabeth Hutchinson

Issue 101, Term 2 2017

ry Service in Guernsey, writes that information literacy is at the centre of student learning, making the role of library staff as important as ever. School libraries and school library professionals have a huge role to play in supporting teaching and learning within a school. I often hear visiting