School Library Advocacy
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Promoting school libraries, programs and teacher librarians/library media specialists.
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Is school librarianship in crisis and should we be talking about it?

Is school librarianship in crisis and should we be talking about it? | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

While teacher librarians and school library services continue to adapt to the needs of their students and school community in response to student learning needs, the future is not always rosy. We have been given comprehensive evidence that in Australia there is indeed a crisis in school librarianship, and that we need to be talking about it.

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School libraries under threat - ABC Online (blog)

School libraries under threatABC Online (blog)Steve spoke to Toni Leigh, President of the School Library Association of Queensland and Julie Grantham, Director General of the Department of Education and Training.
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Meeting of the minds 2012: evolution of school libraries during my career

Meeting of the minds 2012: evolution of school libraries during my career | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
... during my career. Feb 26th, 2012 by jway. My presentation for the Meeting of the minds unconference looks at how school libraries have changed and if we still need them. My view is of course we still need them!
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National Year of Reading activites and resources for schools

Classroom units of work linked to the NYR 2012 picture book, plus resource lists and other activities designed to help students enjoy the national year of reading.

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National curriculum introduced in Queensland schools - ABC Online (blog)

National curriculum introduced in Queensland schoolsABC Online (blog)When Queensland kids go back to school today, the educational landscape will have changed - their lessons will be based on the National Curriculum. Education Queensland Deputy Director-General Lyn Mackenzie spoke to Steve about how the new system will be implemented and educational author Kevin Donnelly voiced his concerns about the changes.
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Think outside the book | Library and Information Week May 2012

Think outside the book | Library and Information Week May 2012 | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

In May every year, libraries and information services throughout Australia showcase their many and varied resources and services through different programs and events targeted to a cross-section of the community. The week provides the opportunity to introduce new services and professional skills to the community, and to publicly canvas issues of importance to the provision of library and information services in Australia. Library and Information Week will be held from 20 - 26 May 2012. We are delighted to announce that the 2012 Library and Information Week theme is Think Outside the Book.

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Australian Curriculum Inquiry Sequence for Australian curriculum

Australian curriculum inquiry skills sequence for science, history and geography.
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Prime minister Julia Gillard launches the National Year of Reading in Canberra

On 14 February 2012 and throughout the week, there were celebrations all around Australia to welcome the start of the National Year of Reading. There was enormous support from the media, VIPs, celebrities and all three levels of government, with the Prime Minister, Australian Government Arts Minister and School Education Minister, Premiers, state and territory Arts and Education Ministers, federal and state/territory MPs, Lord Mayors, Mayors and Councillors all attending campaign launch events.
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Resource lists to support the history curriculum

Primary and secondary resource lists to support the Australian History curriculum.

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Successful strategies for school library advocacy

www.schoollibrarymanagement.com Karen Bonanno reveals 7 successful strategies to add to your school library advocacy toolkit.
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