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ASLA & ALIA release new & revised policy statements for school libraries

Whooa…hooo… I’m really excited to see today’s release of (some) new and revised policy statements on the Australian School Library Association website. Information policies are cool!This is hot-off-the-press today!

Congratulations to the Australian School Library Association and Australian Library and Information Association collaborative effort that has resulted in new policy statements such on guided inquiry and the curriculum, school libraries & ICT and revised statements on resource-based learning and information literacy just to name a few.  

The TLship academic team here at Charles Sturt University frequently refer our students to these national policy statements and guidelines throughout our Graduate Certificate and Masters courses in teacher librarianship. I’m particularly impressed with the new policy statement design which includes explicit links of each policy statement to both ASLA and ALIA objectives. Thank you to both associations for continuing to provide Australia’s teacher librarians with such professional leadership.

New information policies for TLs… thanx ASLA/ALIA!
 

CSU TLship residential schools a success

On February 21/22 we had over 80 students enrolled in ETL401, ETL402 and ETL503 for Autumn session attend our Sydnay residential school held at the State Library.  Roy Crotty, Dianne Lane and myself enjoyed an action-packed 2 days getting to know our students face-to-face, and preparing everyone for a new session of study in teacher librarianship with us at Charles Sturt University. This year I think we broke a record of attendance in that we had student representation from every Australian state and territory (yes, even WA, SA, NT and Tassie!). Congratulations to all who travelled long distances and gave up their weekend to learn about the teaching role of the teacher librarian, information literacy & collaboration, collection management and the integration of literature in education.

Four days later Roy and I found ourselves back in Sydney (this time with Ashley Freeman, ETL503 Subject Coordinator), to meet  the group of 51 NSWDET teacher librarians who are enrolled in ETL401 and ETL503 this session. After another hectic 2 days, we came back exhausted but excited about the level of interest, enthusiasm and engagement our new students displayed upon returning to tertiary study (hey folks, how are you feeling now…remember Sampson?)