One for the books: Schools need libraries too!

If you travel in library circles, an article published across various Fairfax publications on the weekend has been doing the rounds in your social media this week. The ‘cleverly’ titled: One for the books: The unlikely renaissance of libraries in the digital age is just one of a number of library themed articles published recently, […]

Updated! #StudentsNeedSchoolLibraries

This post was originally shared in April 2017, highlighting the research which demonstrates the essential role of school libraries and qualified library staff in enhancing student achievement. Now, in October 2018, a huge new campaign has been launched to encourage the presence of school libraries and library staff in schools. #StudentsNeedSchoolLibraries features resources including newsletter […]

You won’t (can’t) believe your eyes!

In 2018 the term ‘fake news‘ is something we hear every day. Political figures throw it into the conversation everytime they hear something they don’t like, and Facebook and Google fiddle with algorithms to try to convice us that they are working on preventing its spread. What fake news, and its associates, clickbait, astroturfing, alternative […]

Advocacy! Print this poster and spread the word – we NEED school libraries and teacher librarians!

The research is undeniable. EVERY school needs a well resourced school library AND a qualified teacher-librarian! There are a lot of positive moves afoot to protect and promote our school libraries and teacher librarians. Check out the amazing support being provided by Leigh Hobbs, Australian Children’s Laureate, The role that a school library and a […]