Australian School Library AssociatioN
BREAKING NEWS: ASLA is proud to announce...
Dr Margaret Merga, in partnership with ASLA, has been successful in obtaining funding from BUPA to undergo a ground-breaking research project entitled: School libraries promoting wellbeing in Australian primary and secondary schools: An exploratory study.
This study will provide research-based evidence for the important role that school libraries and school library staff play in promoting positive mental health in schools across Australia. ASLA thanks Dr Merga for this initiative and looks forward to working together on this very worthwhile research project.
The November 2020 issue of ACCESS has been published and is ready for members to enjoy.
Enjoy this final edition for 2020 - a truly tumultuous year in which we overcame many new challenges.
Format: ACCESS is published on our website with member-only access.
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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.
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.
'It's a crucial role': Teacher librarians push to boost their numbers in schools
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. Kerry believes the heart of a school library - both a student wellbeing space and central information hub - is its teacher librarian.
New story added 10 June, 2020!I
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...
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