15 April 2013
The Australian School Library Association (ASLA) is calling upon Australian educational decision makers to employ teacher librarians as part of the solution to improve national student learning and literacy. The association's report, Future learning and school libraries, highlights the positive role teacher librarians have in supporting future learning within the school.
24 November 2011
The Government response to the report, School libraries and teacher librarians in 21st century Australia, was tabled in the House of Representatives Chamber.
23 May 2011
Report from the Inquiry tabled in Parliament - School libraries and teacher librarians in 21st century Australia.
ASLA analysis of School Library Inquiry Report - Prepared in response to the report tabled in Parliament.
ASLA and ALIA are encouraging everyone to get involved in our What a difference a school library makes campaign. Visit the the Facebook Page and send to colleagues, friends, parents and carers.
The five interrelated domains that encompass the role of information service centres of the school as an information environment:
[As published in Learning in the future: Developing information services in schools, 2nd edition, 2001.]
Events and Activities
Library Lovers Day
-- 14 February. This promotional campaign is a combined advocacy event
organised by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)
and the Public Libraries Association (PLA).
Information Awareness Month, Library and Information Week, National Simultaneous Storytime -- May. These events are promoted by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).
Book Week -- 17 to 23 August 2013 -- Theme: Read across the universe
The Reading Hour becomes an annual event -- The National Year of Reading lives on in 2013. The focus will turn to The Reading Hour, which will take place on Saturday 24 August.
International School Library Month -- October. This celebration of school libraries worldwide is organised by the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL).
A teacher librarian advocate's guide to building information literate school communities -- ASLA Advocacy Kit 2006
Advocacy: reason, responsibility and rhetoric -- ASLA XXI Biennial Conference paper
[2 October 2009]