Information on this topic varies depending on whom you ask. My opinion firmly reflects one that is moving the Library as physical building into Library as learning space in whatever form that may be - physical, virtual but overwhelmingly PERSONAL.
ALIA/ASLA Joint statement on library and information services in schools
This statement clearly lays out the principles and objectives of a school library service. It also has links to other supporting documents.
Standards of professional excellence for teacher librarians
This statement describes the professional knowledge, skills and commitment demonstrated by teacher librarians working at a level of excellence. It represents the goals to which all Australian teacher librarians should aspire, and provides inspiration for quality teaching and ongoing professional practice. Endorsed by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and the Australian School Library Association (ASLA)
SLASA Teacher Librarian Role Statement
This role statement is displayed in a clear, concise table making it very easy to see the various categories relating to the role of teacher librarian clearly reflecting their dual role as both teachers and information specialists.
School Library Staffing
Role statements for teacher-librarians, technicians and library aides including selection criteria for employment from the Department of Education Tasmania. This is a good document to use in establishing roles and responsibilities within the library.
Manifesto for 21st Century School Librarians
What does a school librarian do? This manifesto has been prepared for school librarians worldwide by Dr Joyce Valenza. It provides a set of guidelines suited to the dynamic landscape in which we work today. See the Revised Manifesto by Joyce, December 2010.
VIEU - Victorian Independent Education Union
Membership includes teachers and school officers in Victorian Independent and Catholic schools. Schedules of employment with pay rates, leave entitlements, redundancy etc.
Center for Stategic Planning
A provider of on- and off-site management consulting and training programs, and an online resource for information and advice for educational and faith-based communities. This site contains some really useful documents to assist in strategic planning and management.
School library evaluation frameworks (UK)
Self-evaluation frameworks for primary and secondary school libraries/learning resource centres have been produced by the DCSF (UK) in conjunction with the School Libraries Working Group. They provide school librarians with a clear way of assessing the quality of what they provide and measuring outcomes, as well as providing evidence of achievement and identifying areas that could be improved.
School Library Impact Studies (US)
This site contains reports, resources, surveys, data and tools associated with the work of Keith Curry Lance and US state library professionals. Since 2000, this extensive research has established the positive impact of school libraries on student achievement. Reports from a variety of states are included here.
School Libraries Work
A research foundation paper outlining the impact of school libraries and trained library professionals on the student achievement. Updated in 2008, this report is based on the research of sixteen states. It's essential reading for teacher librarians.
Advocacy: reason, responsibility and rhetoric
By Karen Bonanno and Rob Moore, from the 2009 ASLA XXI Biennial Conference proceedings: engage, explore, celebrate. 'School library services, programs and activities based on the identified needs of the school community are highly effective, visible and contribute significantly to the teaching and learning program.'
Inquiry into school libraries and teacher librarians in Australia - submissions
Links to the 382 submissions to Standing Committee on Education and Training, April 2010. Inquiry stalled due to 2010 federal election.
Relief Staff Employment Wiki
Database of Australian teacher librarians and school library support staff available for casual and short term employment. Organised within states under the two staff categories (TL and Support), it is a very useful source of relief staff. Updating of details is reliant on the individual, however, this is an active site and is reasonably up to date.
The One Umbrella
Looking for a job or looking for staff? This recruitment agency specialises in the sourcing and recruiting of permanent and contract staff for the library, records, information and knowledge management industries in Australia.