Students Need School Libraries

Date: 06 February 2018

In the face of Australia’s falling ranking in educational outcomes among OECD countries and rapidly changing expectations for the future workforce, a coalition of Australian school library associations has formed to advocate nationally for the reinvigoration of school libraries.  We believe that all children need excellent school library services delivered by qualified staff to get the digital and information literacy skills required to succeed in the 21st century. 

The Australian School Library Association (ASLA) is partnering with Australian school library associations to advocate for school libraries. The associations are working on the campaign, Students Need School Libraries, to engage parents with the goal of informing them about school libraries and sparking them into action to advocate at their child’s school. We plan to launch a national campaign in March 2018.  

Click here for more information and details on how to join the School Libraries Coalition.