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The three key aims of The Hub are to…
Increase public awareness of the significant contributions made by school libraries and teacher librarians to further the academic achievement and lifelong learning of our students.
Establish a growing network of school library advocates, including parents, teachers, principals, university teacher educators, teacher’s union officials, library associations, departmental officers, politicians, public and media personalities, students and teacher librarians.
Lobby for legislation ensuring adequate and equitable funding and staffing of school libraries across all states and territories.
With Sue's permission I have posted the following news:
I have set up a secure wiki (each person only able to alter his/
her own details) which can be found at
This is so you can enter your own details on the relevant pages.
The only editing you should do is on your own information.
Would you like to register your availability?
* Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Should there be any issues or comments about the setup please email me on email@example.com
NB I will not be transferring information from Amanda's website to
this wiki. All information must be re-entered. Please pass this
information on to any Library staff (Teacher or Clerical) who may
not be on this list.
Hope this is acceptable to all
A book is a place
Bob Stein, The Age, 25 July 2009
"With books, as we redefine content to include the conversation that grows up around the text, the author will increasingly be expected to be part of that ongoing conversation and, of course, expect to be paid for that effort.
For their part, readers will see the experience of reading expand to include a range of behaviours, all situated firmly within a social context.
To illustrate, here's a mother in London describing her 10-year-old boy's reading behaviour: "He'll be reading a (printed) book. He'll put the book down and go to the book's website. Then he'll check what other readers are writing in the forums, and maybe leave a message himself, then return to the book. He'll put the book down again and Google a query that's occurred to him."
I suggest that we revise our definition of reading to incorporate this range of activities, in addition to time spent absorbing the content of the printed page."
Read more at http://tinyurl.com/l7gf5d
ACSSO Australian Education Digest Vol 3 No 28, 3 August 2009