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It’s time: let’s improve schools' perceptions of teacher librarians

Bev Novak recommends ways teacher librarians can encourage staff and students to make use of the crucial skills they provide.

Stopping the slide: improving reading rates in the middle school

Narelle Keen gathered data and conducted student interviews to determine the reasons behind a drop in lending numbers. Narelle proposes recommendations to improve borrowing rates in the middle years.

School libraries supporting literacy

School librarian Steph Ellis shares a range of library programs to help build a reading culture and increase literacy skills in schools.

School library spotlight: Melbourne High School

SCIS talks to Pam Saunders, Head of Library at Melbourne High School, about what's happening in their school library, including library programs and promotion.

An inquiry-based approach to exploring Australian history

Author Deborah Abela researched her family’s history and Maltese migrant history before writing her novel, Teresa: A New Australian. This process can inform students undertaking historical inquiry.

The lowdown on authorities and authority files

Cataloguing librarian Doreen Sullivan explains how authority files containing name and subject authorities link relevant content within library catalogues to optimise search experiences.