School Library Association of Victoria Reference Group invites you to contribute
Discuss, share and be involved in conversations led by SLAV Council and members on issues concerning School Libraries in Victoria
Review papers and thoughts of SLAV's Reference Group responding to the Australian Parliamentary Inquiry into School Libraries and Teacher-librarians in 21st Century Australia (May 2011)
SLAV's submission to the Inquiry is available for your perusal.
See all 382 submissions.
This discussion invites contributions from SLAV members, all library professionals and partner organisations. Share your evidence of school libraries achieving results.
Whilst SLAV's focus is Victorian we are pleased to be working with our colleagues throughout Australia and Internationally. Particularly WASLA, SLAQ and ISLN.
The discussion on this Ning provided input and support for SLAV representatives at these discussions. :
What a Difference a School Library Makes @
From the Report of the Australian Parliament, House of Representatives, Education and Employment Committee’s Inquiry into School Libraries and Teacher-Librarians in 21st Century Australia
..the school library is the school’s physical and virtual learning commons where inquiry, thinking, imagination, discovery, and creativity are central to students’ information-to–knowledge journey, and to their personal, social and cultural growth...
(Ross Todd, Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA)
The Government response to the School Libraries and teacher librarians in 21st century Australia report was tabled around mid afternoon in the House of Representatives Chamber…Continue
Posted by Mary Manning on December 5, 2011 at 12:10
Congratulations to everyone on the splendid work you are doing to further the potential of school libraries to lead schools into learning for the future. Thank you for the opportunity to join your learning community. I want to share with you a new document developed by the Ontario School Library Association in partnership with the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat that sets a vision for the role of school libraries in Ontario Schools. Our document is called,…Continue
The article, Seven successful strategies to develop your advocacy toolkit, by Karen Bonanno appeared recently in the SCIS Newsletter, Connections
Karen makes a very important point right at the beginning of her article - she points out the difference between lobbying and…Continue
The University of Adelaide has developed a Research Skills Development Famework that has been adopted by a number of other Australian universities including Monash.
There is a lot in this framework which will be very obvious to TLs. However, it still has relevance in a school library setting, especially the "Facets of Inquiry", and the level and process students are expected to use when they find, collate and synthesise information.
Most of the students at our college will go…Continue