We are the weather makers
Holly Godfree and Olivia Neilson

Have you heard what's been happening in the ACT? Find out about the successful advocacy work that teacher librarians in Canberra have been achieving in recent years. This article delivers an overview of the ACT journey, identifies strategies for success and provides useful tips. It includes support materials and practical ideas to try in your local area. Together we can make it!

100 Things Kids Will Miss Poster

Dr Nancy Everhart has granted permission to the Australian School Library Association to provide access to the 100 Things Kids Will Miss poster.

The content for this poster is taken from the Standards for the 21st Century Learner by the American Association of School Libraries (AASL), suggestions from members of the AASL an students in school libraries of the United States. This list was compiled as part of the Vision Tour of the AASL President (2010-2011), Dr Nancy Everhart and research results of Project Leadership-in-Action by Dr Nancy Everhart and Dr Marcia Mardis, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Studies.

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).

CBCA Book Week - Third week in 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]

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