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A reminder to check out our Resource Library pages from time to time as we are continuing to add new links.


REMINDER - send in your entries for our ADVOCACY competition this week, to win great prizes from Woodslane!

October is International School Library Month - an annual celebration of school libraries worldwide! Find ideas about how to celebrate here: 

ASLA members are also IASL members - see the partnership details here: Partnerships IASL

Share ways you are celebrating #islm2021 with us via our social media channels, and with the world (see



Joint Statement on School Libraries - Australian Education Union, Australian School Library Association & ALIA Schools

The Joint Statement on School Libraries has been published on the AEU website.
It is always the right time to call for governments to ensure equitable access to appropriately funded and well-resourced school libraries, enhanced by the services of fully qualified teacher librarians and other library professionals.

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**NEW** 18 August 2021

Resources to support remote learning (via AITSL):

  1. Teacher Resource Hub: Whether you're teaching from a remote location, continuing in your school setting, or delivering blended learning, these resources support teaching during the current lockdown as well as the transition post-lockdown.
  2. Teachers Supporting Teachers (Facebook Group): A dedicated space for teachers and school leaders to ask questions, share what works (and what doesn’t), and support each other. Join the community and share your tips and ideas.
  3. What Works in Online / Distance Teaching and Learning: This special-edition Spotlight published in 2020 identifies best practice evidence to guide online learning, and advice you can share with parents and carers.
  4. Home Learning: Resources for Students and Families: The ACT Government has developed this portal to support parents and children learning from home. This online learning resource library is user friendly and suitable for students of all ages with a wide variety of engaging lessons, activities, podcasts, video links and family guides.

Partner Member Association with IASL

We are excited to announce that we have now become a Partner Member Association with the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL). Learn the benefits...


12 August 2021 - Revival of the Storytime Agreement!!

From check the latest COVID Copyright information for schools in lockdown:

September 2021 eNewsletter out now

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This monthly online publication is free and open to all. It provides a snapshot of current events, information, professional learning and more.


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New story added 7 October 2021:
From Rachael Hind, Radford College, Canberra:


‘Unlock’ the Bookshelves During Break Times: Changing Your Mindset About Holiday Borrowing

For many years, in my role as Teacher Librarian, I ceased loaning books in the last week of school each term. This enabled students to return all their library books in Week 10 and gave me time to chase up overdue books. It was my experience that many ‘lost’ books were often misplaced during the holiday period, literally left at holiday locations and never to be seen again.

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