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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.
ASLA Australian Teacher Librarian Award, 2021
This National Award recognises and honours an Australian Teacher Librarian who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession of school librarianship. Through 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 learning grant of $1,000, generously donated by SCIS and free registration at ASLA professional learning events for the year., including conference registration. This prestigious National Award is sponsored by Schools Catalogue Information Service (SCIS).
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.
Inaugural Patron of ASLA
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Students Need School Libraries
ASLA is a partner in the campaign Students Need School Libraries. This aims to engage parents and inform them about school libraries, sparking them into action to advocate at their child’s school.
EXECUTIVE OFFICER POSITION APPLICATION
The Australian School Library Association seeks to appoint an Executive Officer. This is a new and exciting position to lead the national professional organisation for school libraries, the Australian School Library Association Inc. (ASLA). It is an excellent opportunity to work with a committed, dynamic and experienced National Board, manage change and realise significant growth opportunities.
Nominations for the ASLA Board 2021
ASLA is calling for nominations for positions on the Board for 2021- 2023. Serving on the ASLA Board could be one of the most rewarding experiences of your professional life. It’s also a lot of fun!
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Natalie Otten, Teacher Librarian at Evelyn Scott School, Canberra, faced the media in Canberra on 1 February, 2021, proudly supporting the ACT initiative of awarding scholarships for the training of teacher librarians. Natalie was indeed a great ambassador for ASLA and the teacher librarian profession – well done Nat!
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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New story added 4 February, 2021
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 Facebook page.
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