Teacher-librarians

Marjorie Cotton Award: past recipients

Marjorie Cotton Isherwood was NSW's first professionally qualified children's librarian. She initiated programs that are the basis of services to children in public libraries today.
 
The Marjorie Cotton Award was created to recognise outstanding contributions to library services for young people. The Award is maintained by the ALIA Children's and Youth Services Group.

ALIA submission in response to the Australian Government Disability Standards for Education 2020 Review, September 2020

This submission from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and ALIA Schools discusses the role of the school library in the support of teaching and learning; the right of all students to fully participate in their learning and have positive experiences in education; and how the Disability Standards for Education make a positive difference by drawing attention to the need to accommodate students of all abilities.

Crowd-sourced curriculum-alignment data: a survey of school libraries and proof-of-concept [slides]

ALIA Information Online 2017 Conference, 13-17 February 2017 Sydney: Data Information Knowledge
 
This conference presentation (PowerPoint slides) supports the peer reviewed paper which examines the results of a survey investigating teacher librarian attitudes towards curriculum resource alignment and crowd sourced metadata.
 

ASLA-ALIA recommended minimum information services staffing levels: Table 6 revised

Since the publication of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and Australian School Library Association (ASLA) Learning for the future: developing information services in schools (LFTF), 2nd edition in 1993, school leaders and teacher librarians have referred to Table 6: Recommended minimum information services centre staffing as a guideline for staffing levels in school libraries.
 

ALIA submission to Inquiry into School Libraries and Teacher Librarians, April 2010

This submission from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) highlights the key role of school information services and teacher librarians in delivering improved curriculum outcomes, attainment of the goals of education, promotion of literacy and reading, information literacy, technology use in schools and the curriculum, and lifelong learning.
 

ALIA submission to the ACARA consultation on the draft K-10 Australian Curriculum, May 2010

This submission from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) discusses the role of school libraries and teacher librarians in supporting the Australian Curriculum. The integration of information literacy into the curriculum and the explicit teaching of information skills are essential to ensure that students become independent, discerning lifelong learners.

 

School libraries at a glance

In recent times, the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has relied on the NSW Crown Employees Award as the starting point for our salary scales, but we were concerned that these pay levels may not be reflective of the reality of the workplace. To test this, we embarked on a survey of people working in the sector. As a result, we have been able to produce the "ALIA LIS pay and employment snapshot 2020", which provides an understanding of real world pay and terms of employment across Australia at the end of 2019 and beginning of 2020.
 

ALIA LIS pay and employment snapshot 2020

In recent times, the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has relied on the NSW Crown Employees Award as the starting point for our salary scales, but we were concerned that these pay levels may not be reflective of the reality of the workplace. To test this, we embarked on a survey of people working in the sector. As a result, we have been able to produce this document, which provides a snapshot of real world pay and terms of employment across Australia at the end of 2019 and beginning of 2020. 
 

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