School libraries

Submission in response to the Review of Senior Secondary Pathways into Work, Further Education and Training Discussion Paper, December 2019

This submission from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) discusses the value of school libraries in supporting teaching staff, building reading and information literacies, promoting cybersafety and digital skills, and providing access to recreational books as well as essential study materials.
 

Back to basics within a school library: discover and enhance student engagement and voice [slides]

Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference 2018, 30 July - 2 August 2018 Gold Coast: Roar Leap Dare
 
This conference presentation (PowerPoint slides) accompany the talk discussing the contribution of the student voice to school library decision making.
 
Student voice is integral to a healthy school library.  It is no good me buying books and resources that my experience determines solely.  It must be a collaborative decision via students while still supporting the curriculum. Student voice occurs in the School Library via:

Back to basics within a school library: discover and enhance student engagement and voice

Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference 2018, 30 July - 2 August 2018 Gold Coast: Roar Leap Dare
 
These notes accompany the slides presented at the talk discussing the contribution of the student voice to school library decision making.
 
Student voice is integral to a healthy school library.  It is no good me buying books and resources that my experience determines solely.  It must be a collaborative decision via students while still supporting the curriculum. Student voice occurs in the School Library via:

Victorian school library not abolished just rebranded

Following The Age newspaper article "Schools that excel: No detentions, no libraries, no problems for this girls' school", which claims that Siena College Camberwell in Victoria has abolished its library, Gaynor Robson-Garth, the Principal of Siena College, has written to ALIA stating that the article misrepresents the reality of the situation and that the school continues to have a library and employ qualified library staff.

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