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
The June 2020 issue of ACCESS has been published and is ready for members to enjoy.
Welcome to the June issue which is brought to you as we all adapt to the "new normal" of life with COVID-19.
Format: ACCESS is now published on our website with member-only access.
*** 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.
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.
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.
2019 School Library Survey Report
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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NATIONAL LITERACY RESEARCH SUMMIT
ASLA is proud to present the inaugural
National Literacy Research Summit
as one exciting virtual event on Saturday 21st November 2020.
Teacher Librarians, School Library Staff, Teachers and School Literacy Leaders…
this is the online professional learning experience you will not want to miss in 2020!
The Summit will highlight Dr Margaret Merga as our Keynote Speaker and Patron and the latest research into literacy in schools, and bring together experienced School Library Practitioners, School Leaders and Literary Experts from across Australia.