As announced in Melbourne on August 16, the Nan Chauncy Award for 2019 was presented to James Moloney.
The citation for this award and James' speech are at this link on the CBCA website: https://cbca.org.au/Contents/Item/Display/5048
The KidLit Club
Digital Poster Gallery
NEW - SLAV Bookmarks now on sale at the SLAVStore!!
Two new bookmarks (front/rear shown above); great for orientation, for your reading classes, or just to have at the circulations desk. Order yours now.
Teacher Librarians in The Conversation
A very interesting read in The Conversation - "Ten ways teacher librarians improve literacy in schools" - written by Dr Margaret Kristin Merga. Dr Merga was a keynote speaker at our November 2018, "Reading the World" conference.
National Students Need School Libraries Campaign
In an era of fake news and alternative facts, well-resourced school libraries prepare students for the future by giving them skills including the ability to find information quickly and identifying trustworthy sources.
A new national campaign called 'Students Need School Libraries' was launched on 16th October.
To support the campaign a series of films, that examine what it means to have an effective school library, have been created. Children’s Laureate, Morris Gleitzman, former Children’s Laureate, Jackie French, and many other authors, teacher librarians, students, classroom teachers and others describe their personal and professional experiences with school libraries.
Students Need School Libraries Campaign
Students Need School Libraries Project Contact: email@example.com
Social Media links
In the News
Richelle Hunt on 774, includes Morris Gleitzman - 17th October 2018
Dr Susan La Marca on 3AW – school libraries survival - 17th October 2018
Extending the Shelf Life of the Library by Henrietta Cook in The Age - 16th October 2018
Every School needs a properly staffed library, Letters, Catherine Ryan- 14th November 2018
FYI: the journal for the information professionalFYI is the quarterly print publication from the School Library Association of Victoria.
It aims to provide informative articles on a range of topics that are discussed and set by its Editorial Committee annually. The topics are chosen for their relevance to current issues which concern teacher-librarians, both secondary and primary in public and private schools. The topics range from technology to literature; from teaching students the information skills they will need in the twenty-first century to developing in students the skills and desire to become lifelong readers.
Autumn issue 2019
Theme – Libraries Inspiring learners, building minds - Would also like to include something on diversity and indigenous literature as 2019 is UNESCO year of indigenous languages.
Due date for articles 12 March
Winter issue 2019
Theme - Literature promotion - such as literature festivals, author visits, ideas for book week that people could then implement. etc. Book Week theme is Reading is my power.
Due date for articles 30 May
SynergySynergy (ISSN 1448-5716) is published twice annually (May and October) by the School Library Association of Victoria (SLAV) . The current issue of Synergy can be accessed via the Members Only section of this Website.
Its aim is to bring to members a wider view of the world of school librarianship with particular emphasis on current research, directions and ideas in educational practice.