Sunday, October 19, 2014

21st century students use 21st Century libraries.

"Kids just want to have fun!" including while learning.
These photos show you just what some of our kids choose to do during one of their lunchtimes.

What do your students like to do and learn in your library?

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Library is used in oh so many ways!!

Today I am sharing a message from Martin Gray.
I do hope you have a few minutes to contribute to this survey! 

Dear Teacher-Librarians.
Last year, you may remember completing a survey for me so I could do a study on how the library is used as a Physical beneficial space; This lead to an article being published in the iLeader.
This year I would like do a follow up report on how the library is used to aid the schools discipline policy, and perhaps to take further pressure of the whole school body (teachers and students).
 Please complete the survey (link below) if you have time.
 Martin Gray

How do you feel about this article ?

How has the role of the librarians changed in the 21st Centruy?

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Are you a librarian? A social librarian?

  "The social librarian is enmeshed in the fabric of the Internet of Things as curator, educator, filter and beacon. In this complex, dynamic and demanding environment, librarians are extending themselves and empowering library users." - See more at:  I AM A {SOCIAL} LIBRARIAN infographic -

 Free download!

 Print it and put it up for all to see!!
If you are looking for more inspiration and direction you could visit My page: Library learning centre builds lifelong learners. Opportunities, strategies and services provided to assist students learning for many interesting articles.
You could also visit some of my Library boards on Pinterest:
Follow Audrey Nay's board LIBRARY Advocacy on Pinterest.
  Follow Audrey Nay's board Library: School Libraries on Pinterest.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

NSWSLA State Library Day Success!! Loved the inclusion of student voice.

What a great day was had by all the folk who made it to the NSW State Library Day last Saturday
where Darcy Moore (Deputy Principal Dapto High School), 

authors Jackie French and Morris Gleitzman 

Ava Banerjee (SHORE School) and Andrew Taylor, author 

 Michael Grant, creator of Edutainme, provided plenty of learning opportunities.

                                                             See the storify for more insight.
screenshot of storify page.

Darcy Moore (Deputy Principal Dapto High) blogged this post after the day:
Advocacy, My Daughter, Morris Gleitzman & Jackie French
What a great opportunity for a young girl!
Well done to SLANSW for facilitating a student voice in the introductions!

Don't forget to visit the Australian Teacher Librarian Facebook Page to keep up to date.

Help spread the word: Everyone has a right to read on World Read Aloud Day

World Read Aloud Day is an opportunity to celebrate reading and storytelling
with entire communities. World Read Aloud Day also highlights the need for
libraries and community centres as crucial spaces to discover, explore and
foster literacy.
I blogged about this event @ The Right to Read and Write
The post includes information about the global literacy situation and videos of authors
 reading their stories on YouTube for World Read Aloud Day 2014.

Imagine a world where everyone can read... 
On World Read Aloud Day, celebrate by reading aloud or 
taking action on behalf of the 793 million people who cannot read
How did this event start? who had the bright idea? Read this inspiring article:
Huffington Post: Read Aloud. Change the World.
Read Aloud. Change the World by Pam Allyn

Activities from Read Write Think courtesy of Barbara Braxton:
Today is Read Aloud Day

I made this World Read Aloud sticker sheet to give out to the children.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Don't Miss The Three R's- Remote, Rural & Regional Teacher Librarians Network Day

Check out this flyer @ Smore flyer
To view the flyer on this page scroll down on the inside bar.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

CONNECT with this OZ Reading Challenge from Barbara Braxton for 2014 Bookweek

Your challenge should you decide to accept it:

Read the previous winners of theChildren's Book Council of Australia's Book of the Year Award.
Barbara Braxton was "inspired by John Schu's challenge to read all the Newbery Medal winners in chronological order, so she has created an Australian version ...


Barbara means for the Challenge to be stress free

"Shape it to suit yourself and your circumstances."
Do you have students who just LOVE reading?
On the CONNECT TO CLASSICS page of the BOOKWEEK FOR BEGINNERS wiki Barbara lists a number of suggested activities and links to a number of technology tools to enhance the challenge for you and your students.

Check out the rest of the wiki for great ideas for 2014 CBC Bookweek .
Book Week 2014 

The book week theme in 2014 is Connect to reading

The dates will be August 16 - August 22, 2014
The Short List and Notables announcement date will be Tuesday 8 April. 

The Notables start rolling out at about 9 am culminating with the Short List announcement at Noon.

The winners will be announced on Friday August 15, at noon.

                                  Follow Audrey Nay's board 2014 CBC Bookweek on Pinterest.