Removed from the stimulus of school classroom, and library, there is a loss of reading and writing “muscle tone”. This is particularly true for low-decile students where there may be fewer books at home, fewer trips to the library, and less stimulus from new experiences over the holiday period.This is an issue that challenges school library staff, and a lot of thought has been given to the issue.
The Federal Parliament's House of Representatives 'House Standing Committee on Education and Training' at the request of the Education Minister earlier this (and this @lizsinnott http://t.co/h2AMBsAC...)...
"Not all that long ago, I had never heard of PLNs. Today, I feel part of an amazing community and am unable to comprehend how I could be where I am today without the support and guidance of those in my PLN. I extend my thanks and gratitude to you all!"
Congratulations must go to Sue Walker for winning the Children's Peace Literature Prize for Arnie Avery. This quiet, but important, biennial award is administered by Psychologists for Peace, with the goal "to promote the peaceful resolution of conflict by recognising and encouraging Australian authors of children's books with that theme."
I am moving to take up a new exciting Library Manager position at a school in Adelaide, Australia after half-term. I would like to thank everyone; students, staff, parents and governors for the wonderful opportunity to work here ...
Due to start by the end of March 2012, the new CEO is Sue Roberts, most recently from her position as University Librarian at Victoria University in New Zealand. Libraries Interact wishes Sue well in her new position.
The new SCIS Catalogue provides a number of ways to search by subject. To choose the most useful subject search option for your purpose, first consider whether you are looking for either a SCIS Subject Heading or ScOT term to apply to a catalogue record, or resources on a particular subject.
To which the answer is of course 'pffft', particularly given the official Government Response to School Libraries and Teacher Librarians in the 21st Century Enquiry. Yep, things are grim. Nope, you ain't gettin' any ...
"An important part of website development is user testing at the planning stage, after implementation and as an ongoing method for ensuring your site is meeting the needs of your intended audience. One common qualitative method of user testing is observation, providing a simple yet effective way to see first hand how visitors interact with your site."
The Australian School Library Association Inc. (ASLA) and Pledger Consulting Pty Ltd (LinksPlus/Weblinks) have pleasure in announcing the winner of the 2011 Australian Teacher Librarian of the Year Award – Maureen Twomey from Assisi Catholic College, Upper Coomera, Queensland.
This national award recognises and honours an exceptional Australian teacher librarian in a school setting whose professional practice has a positive impact on student achievement and information literacy. ASLA describes the role of a teacher librarian as having three key professional specialisations: curriculum leader, information specialist, and information services manager.
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