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Once upon a storytime

On 31 May at 11am AEST thousands of Australians will participate in National Simultaneous Storytime. Laura Armstrong, editor of Connections, catches up with Ursula Dubosarsky and Andrew Joyner, author and illustrator of this year's book 'Too Many Elephants in this House'.

Libraries and metadata in a sea of information

Alan Manifold explains why as libraries, metadata and books evolve he believes libraries of the future may have a closer relationship with metadata than with books.

Growing, harvesting, preparing, sharing and learning

Bev Laing from the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation outlines teaching resources related to sustainability and provides the context for sustainability education and the benefits of a kitchen garden.

The Arts and Geography

Free practical digital resources that support the Australian Curriculum in the Arts and Geography as highlighted by Gabrielle England from Education Services Australia.

Stories from the stacks

Petra Stene and Judith Westaway show how they used weeded and recycled books to decorate Margaret River Senior High School Library.

New and revised subject headings

SCIS systems librarian Ben Chadwick looks at the SCIS subject headings, the 2014 SCIS authority files update and Schools Online Thesaurus updates as well as how to import Scootle records into your school library management system.