'It's a crucial role': Teacher librarians push to boost their numbers in schools (2020)
Kerry Pope, Head of Library Services at Toongabbie Christian College, NSW, is among the association of teacher librarians calling for higher staff numbers in schools.
Article published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 November, 2020.
Teacher librarians linked to improved student literacy (2020)
New research by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) reveals schools with a qualified teacher librarian are more likely to have improved student literacy outcomes.
Research published on the ACER website, 7 September, 2020.
School Libraries: the heart of 21st century learning (2019)
The ACT Education Directorate is committed to delivering educational services that will empower students to learn for life, through equity, diversity, collaboration and partnerships. Teacher librarians, with assistance and support from library staff, provide specialist expertise in literature, information literacy and digital literacy, as well as maintaining a current and relevant library collection.
How to make reading as fun as watching TV (2018)
ABC radio interview with Margaret K. Merga, Senior Lecturer in Education, Curtin University and Holly Godfree, Teacher Librarian, 7 September, 2018)
We ask an education expert how parents can make reading a fun past-time for children. We also discuss the role of teacher librarians and the school library in engaging students.
Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell on why we need libraries – an essay in pictures (2018)
AASL National School Library Standards
The vital work of teacher librarians in the digital age (2018)
School Libraries Matter! (ACCESS 32-1, 2018) [PDF]
This article examines the skills Australian students will need for the future and how school library staff and services support these skills. Future implications for the library profession are identified here.
School libraries enhancing student wellbeing (SCIS Connections 105, 2018)
School libraries: miracles and madness (SCIS Connections 104, 2018)
The ‘teacher’ in ‘teacher librarian’ (2017)
In conversation with ASLA’s Teacher Librarian of the Year (SCIS Schools Catalogue Information Service, 2017)
SCIS recently spoke to Jane Viner about what makes her library unique and what she finds most rewarding about her role and working in school libraries.
School libraries and teacher librarians - infographic (2017)
Advocacy is not enough we need power (2017)
What next for school libraries? (2017) [PDF]
Jackie Tang explores the changing nature of school libraries in Australia
Are school libraries on the way out or up? (2017)
Literature Review: The impact of reading for pleasure and empowerment (2015)
The Reading Agency
We are the weather makers (ACCESS 28-2, 2014)
Holly Godfree and Olivia Nielson deliver an overview of the successful advocacy work of teacher librarians in Canberra.
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.
Download here. [PDF]
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.
Library specialists being shelved (2010)
The future for school librarians (2010)
Future Learning and School Librarians
ASLA analysis of School Library Inquiry Report - Prepared in response to the report tabled in Parliament.
A teacher librarian advocate's guide to building information literate school communities -