ALIA Schools promotes the interests of school libraries and teacher-librarians, provides opportunities for professional development, lobbies for school libraries with state and local groups, liaises with other groups, identifies and analyses current trends in teacher librarianship, and maintains the profile of teacher-librarianship within ALIA.
Promoting your school library
This short promotional film, developed by ALIA Schools, is for principals, school communities, teacher librarians, library staff and teachers. The film gives an overview of the exciting role that school libraries and teacher librarians can play by contributing to student success in learning in both primary and secondary school settings. It is evident that student enthusiasm and interest guarantees an ongoing role for the school library.You can find up to date information here.
Five key stakeholders have been targeted as the audience for this film. To assist in promotion of the role of the school library and the teacher librarian the following resources can be of use:
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
The Australian Institute for Teachers and School Leaders [AITSL] has developed Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. In 2013, ALIA Schools prepared a document that would identify for teacher librarians, in both primary and secondary schools, how their practice could meet the Standards. Three of the career stages have been highlighted and the document titled: Teacher Librarian Practice for the Australian Professional Standards is now available.
Illustrations of Practice
Illustrations of Practice are resources that show what teacher practice can look like in a range of contexts to help teachers identify themselves within the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. They are impressions of quality teacher practice within a particular career stage of the Standards. Films were prepared by ALIA Schools to specifically help teacher librarians as they identify where their practice lies in the highly accomplished career stage. The films cover both a primary and secondary schools.
To easily access the films visit:
- IOP00242 Engaging students in literature
- IOP00248 Information literacy
- IOP00249 Ancient Rome
- IOP 00202 Selecting Resources
1-5 May 2017
Online forum – Teams in School Libraries
27 May 2017
Reading : the escape route at Trinity College, Kew
Keynote : Fiona Wood
Panellists : Hope Do, Amanda Baker, Barb Brown, Wendy Keogh
20 Aug 2016 - Beyond the walls: online learning
21 May 2016 – Literature and Book Week with Jackie French (Keynote)
27 April-4 May - Online forum – The New Victorian Curriculum - Foundation to Year 10
21-28 October | Online Forum: Digital Citizenship
29 April - 6 May 2015 | Unpacking School Resource Centre guidelines for self-reflection and evaluation document – Online forum
21 March 2015 | Be the change: promoting your school library
29 April - 08 May 2014 | Online Forum: AITSL Standards document - how to gather evidence to meet your standard. Focus of this event is 'How are the Standards being used within schools?'
31 May 2014 | Schools Reading Connections Seminar
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