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Good News Stories

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. We will publish these stories here on our website and on the ASLA Facebook page.

We will also publish stories of how Teacher Librarians are advocation for our profession.

Send us your story. Include images if possible but please ensure appropriate permissions are in place for publication in these spaces.

Send your contributions to ASLA Board Member, Natalie Otten. Watch this space to the good oil.

Supporting teachers to become qualified teacher librarians

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.

'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.

This article was published in  The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 November, 2020

West Moreton Anglican College, Karrabin, Queensland.

Contributed by Tehani Croft, Knowledge and Learning Resource Manager

We started preparing early in our library. In our fortnight library classes from Year 3 to Year 9, we introduced or revisited  all our online services and how to access them from home or school.

St. Peter's College, Clyde North Campus | Cranbourne Campus, Victoria

Contributed by Joyce Sendecky, Head of Library, Digital Technologies Teacher

There and back again: ‘Flipping’ the Reading Program to remote mode
In 2019, St. Peter’s Catholic College embarked on an intensive reading program for our year 7 & 8 students to achieve one of the key college goals of achieving accelerated growth in literacy.

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