ASLA in the Media

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Media Coverage

School Library Advocacy

Learning at their fingertips
Tucker, Breanna 2011, The Canberra Times, 10 December 2011.

Teacher librarians ramp up campaign Education Review
Egan, Natasha 2011, 13 October 2011, p. 3. [PDF provided with permission from Natasha Egan on behalf of Education Review]

Government plays catch-up on libraries
Simos, Martina 2011, The Advertiser, 30 May 2011

Revisioning the library
Aedy, Richard 2011, Interview, ABC Radio National Life Matters, 8 April 2011.

School honours beloved teacher librarian
Stateline ACT, 2011, ABC News, 18 March 2011.

Library specialists being shelved
Tarica, Elisabeth 2010, The Age, 6 August 2010.

Interview with Karen Bonanno, Executive Officer, ASLA
Manzie, Daryl 2010, 104.1 Territory FM, 5 July 2010.

No books, no staff in Kevin Rudd's new libraries
Chalmers, Emma 2010, The Courier Mail, 22 June 2010.

BER library-building spree exposes teacher shortage
Rowbotham, Jill 2010, The Australian, 16 June 2010.

Gatekeeper & guid
O'Keeffe, Darragh 2010, Education Review, June 2010 [PDF provided with permission from the editor]

Library that lets kids know they matter
Ferrari, Justine 2010, The Australian, 10 June 2010.

Calling top teachers into the school library
Charles Sturt University Media Release,

The future for school librarians
Aedy, Richard 2010, Interview, ABC Radio National Life Matters, 3 June 2010.

How important are school librarians
Parliament of Australia, House of Representatives 2010, About the House, 17 May 2010.

Funding cuts leave trained school librarians on the shelf
Hannaford, Scott 2010, The Canberra Times, 28 May 2010.

Faithful few keep Dewey alive in download world
Craig, N 2010, The Age, 2 May 2010.

Teacher librarians vanishing
Australian Teacher Magazine, 29 April 2010.

School libraries' future under threat
Foster, F 2010, The Independent Weekly, 12 April 2010.

What is the role of the librarian in the Internet world?
Godfrey, P 2010, Interview, Adelaide Radio 101.5 FM, 12 April 2010.

Principals feel internet makes school librarians redundant
Hood, L 2010, The Advertiser, 9 April 2010.

School Libraries Special
Australian Council of State School Organisations 2010, 8 April 2010.

School libraries are the lifeblood of learning - let's not lose them
Brooks, K 2010, The Courier Mail, 30 March 2010.

Louise Maher interviews Karen Bonanno
ABC Canberra Radio: Live on Drive 22 July 2009, 'The role of teacher librarians'. Louise Maher interviews Karen Bonanno, Executive Officer, Australian School Library Association.

Richard Aedy interviews Mary Manning
Life Matters ABC Radio National 22 July 2009, 'Teacher librarians are a dying breed in the education system'. Richard Aedy interviews Mary Manning, Executive Officer, School Library Association of Victoria

Media Releases

Teacher librarians transform student learning
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.

Library key to kids literacy
If Australia is serious about lifting student literacy levels, our governments must fund schools to employ teacher librarians and improve access to a variety of information formats and resources.

Media Release 5 December 2011
Australian Government response to School Library Inquiry focuses attention on fractured responsibility for school libraries.

Media Release - 24 May 2011
School libraries A+ for passion but funding must improve

Media Release - 17 November 2010
A meeting of minds: library professionals identify future directions

Media Release - 7 April 2010
New school library buildings are springing up all over Australia – but how will they be staffed?

Media Release - 26 October 2009
Professional knowledge contributes to innovative curriculum

Media Release - 11 May 2009
New research reveals school libraries hovering on the poverty line

Media Release - 27 October 2008
Celebrating school libraries around the world

Media Release - 21 may 2008
Literacy for everyone: School libraries essential to delivering Government's promise

Media Release - 22 October 2007
Celebrating school libraries around the world

Media Release - 29 May 2007
Information literacy bonds two peak groups

Media Release - 13 May 2005
Standards of professional excellence for teacher librarians launched