Students need access to high quality school library services
In the face of Australia’s falling ranking in educational outcomes among OECD countries and rapidly changing expectations for the future workforce, a coalition of Australian school library associations has formed to advocate nationally for the reinvigoration of school libraries. We believe that all children need excellent school library services delivered by qualified staff to get the digital and information literacy skills required to succeed in the 21st century.
The Australian School Library Association (ASLA) is partnering with Australian school library associations to advocate for school libraries. The associations are working on the Students Need School Libraries campaign to engage parents with the goal of informing them about school libraries and sparking them into action to advocate at their child’s school.
School Libraries Matter! (ACCESS 32-1, 2018) [PDF]
This article examines the skills Australian students will need for the future and how school library staff and services support these skills. Future implications for the library profession are identified here.
We are the weather makers (ACCESS 28-2, 2014)
Holly Godfree and Olivia Nielson deliver an overview of the successful advocacy work of teacher librarians in Canberra.
Why are school libraries so important?