School Libraries Today & the Future
The growth and democratisation of the Internet in recent years has removed barriers of access to information for all of us. The impact on libraries has been a move away from hard copy resources to the convenience of searching online. Teacher librarians and library staff, however, who have tranformed the nature of library services have found a new and exciting challenge.
School Libraries 21C
Report of the School libraries 21C online discussion (2009), by Lyn Hay and Ross Todd, contains responses to the moderated discussion blog School Libraries 21C. As part of the School Libraries Futures Project, the blog was created to gather a diverse range of viewpoints and perspectives on the status and future of school libraries in NSW government schools, with a view to identifying directions, challenges, and support for the continuous improvement.
Learning for the Future: Developing information services in schools
Published by the Australian School Library Association (2001), this manual is somewhat dated but serves as a guide to the management of school library spaces, staffing and recommended specifications.
School Libraries & Information Literacy Research
This page from the NSW Dept of Education & Training features links to full text research papers with ongoing value for informing professional practice. It includes significant research that provides conceptual frameworks and a sound research base.
IASL - School Libraries Online
Access to the majority of these papers require membership, or access via a public library database, however, index of articles are included with some public articles.
Publication of the School Library Association of Victoria published twice annually (May and October) and edited by Dr. Susan La Marca. The aim is to bring members a wider view of the world of school librarianship with particular emphasis on current research, direction and ideas in educational practice. Login: Link here to Synergy online - available to all SLAV members. Index and some articles publicly available.
School Library Reporting - Anne Weaver
This publication provides assistance in creating a school library annual report.