Australian School Library Association
SPECIAL ASLA MESSAGE
The outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19 has impacted us all. It is understandable, that each one of us may be feeling worried, anxious and overwhelmed by the constantly changing situation. We need to take special care of ourselves, our families and each other. We should never underestimate the power we have to offer hope to our students, staff, parents and school leaders.
The staff in our schools have been working hard to set up quality online learning for our students. It's been a monumental effort right across Australia and throughout the world.
As Teachers Librarians and School Library Staff, we are in a key position to support them. We need to focus on doing the best job we can with the time, energy and resources available. We need to be selective and use our professional knowledge and skills as Teacher Librarians and Library Staff, just like we always do, to decide what online resources are best for our library collections and school communities. Over the coming weeks, we can certainly highlight these excellent resources, to ensure our libraries remain front and centre of teaching and learning in our schools.
We want to assure you that ASLA is here to support you. Our website, webinars, resources and services will continue to be available, as usual and updated regularly. We have a Board Director in every state and territory in Australia who are working with your best interest in mind. You can certainly contact us via email with any questions, suggestions or concerns. It is important we all feel connected.
Take care, stay well and stay safe. You are doing an amazing job!
Margo, Kerry and the ASLA Board - ASLA@ASLA.com.au
Margo Pickworth, President - President@ASLA.com.au
Kerry Pope, Vice President - Vicepresident@ASLA.com.au
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.
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.
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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