Australian School Library Association
ASLA COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR RETURNING TO SCHOOL
As Australian students return to school and our school libraries reopen to all students, we would like to wish you, our amazing, hardworking, highly committed Teacher Librarians and School Library Staff across Australia, all the very best. We will be thinking of you especially as you welcome back your students, smile at them warmly, encourage and acknowledge them in person and implement new measures to help keep everyone safe.
Includes: Protecting Library Staff and School Library Safety Measures to consider for your Library
Key resources: Checklist for reopening libraries – ALIA | The Coronavirus Explained and What you should do | Key Resources for Libraries in responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic – IFLA I Digital Book on Coronavirus for Primary Students | Coronavirus Explained for Secondary Students | ASLA Guidelines for Online Story Reading - Current copyright Information | Taking Care of Yourself Toolkit – Lifeline | Australian Department of Health
*** UPDATED on 9 April, 2020 ***
ASLA has provided guidelines on the use of copyright content in online lessons, including details from specific publishers.
In this space you will also find many useful resources collated by ASLA, including a list for parents to support them in home learning.
The March 2020 issue of ACCESS has been published and is ready for members to enjoy.
New Look: ACCESS has a great new logo and has been redesigned in a contemporary, engaging style.
New Format: ACCESS is now published on our website with member-only access.
ASLA Australian Teacher Librarian Award, 2020
This National Award recognises and honours an Australian Teacher Librarian who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession of school librarianship. Through their high level of achievement in professional knowledge, professional practice and professional engagement they have had a positive impact on teaching and learning in their school. The winner of this award will receive a professional development grant of $1,000 and free registration at ASLA professional learning events for the year. This prestigious National Award is sponsored by Schools Catalogue Information Service (SCIS).
Please continue to consider worthy recipients for this prestigious award.
2019 School Library Survey Report
In the challenging times brought about by school closures during the COVID-19 period, all schools' staff are facing major changes. How are school libraries involved? ASLA invites you to share your good news story and tell us how your library is supporting teachers and parents during this crisis. We will publish these stories on our website and on our Facebook page.
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...
Please Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IASL Conference be held in Denton, North Texas from 8 – 12 June 2020 has been postponed until 12-16 July, 2021.
ASLA has launched its
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Australian Curriculum Resources
ASLA has a partnership with Booktopia through which ASLA benefits from your purchase of resources.
ASLA is proud to announce that Dr Margaret Merga will be the keynote speaker for a series of Literacy Research Summits to be held nationally in Nov, 2020.
Perth: 7 Nov - State Library of WA
Adelaide: 14 Nov - State Library of SA
Sydney: 21 Nov - State Library of NSW
Melbourne: 28 Nov - State Library of VIC