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From Karen Bonanno, Executive Officer, Australian School Library Association.
The Australian School Library Association Inc. (ASLA) and Pledger Consulting Pty Ltd (LinksPlus/Weblinks) have pleasure in announcing the winner of the 2010 Australian Teacher Librarian of the Year Award – Janice Wilson from Lake Tuggeranong College, Greenway, Australian Capital Territory.
This national award recognises and honours an exceptional Australian teacher librarian in a school setting whose professional practice has a positive impact on student achievement and information literacy. ASLA describes the role of a teacher librarian as having three key professional specialisations: curriculum leader, information specialist, and information services manager.
The Australian Teacher Librarian of the Year 2010 is awarded to a teacher librarian who demonstrates a high level of achievement in each of these three components of their role and thus provides a library and information service that improves student learning.
The 2010 Australian Teacher Librarian of the Year, Janice Wilson, a member of ASLA ACT, manages a diverse library service at Lake Tuggeranong College, Greenway, ACT. The college is situated 20 km south of Canberra City. Opened in 1990, Lake Tuggeranong College is a senior secondary college providing high quality year 11/12 experiences. The college serves a community of approximately 1000 students and staff. The library is designed and managed as a joint-use facility in partnership with the ACT Public Library Service. It caters for the educational and informational needs of college students and staff and for the general community.
More information abuot Janice's citation can be found at the Australian Teacher Librarian of the Year 2010 web page.
We congratulate all the state and territory nominees for this award:
Elizabeth Greef, St Andrew’s Cathedral, nominated by Australian School Library Association (NSW)
Kate Reid, The Hutchins School nominated by Australian School Library Association (Tasmania)
Jane Graham, Wesley College nominated by Western Australian School Library Association
From Marie O'Brien, eLearning Coordinator & Teacher Librarian,Wangaratta High School
During October the Library was decorated with ISLM logo using a range of materials, with the ISLM logo colours and with the official ISLM poster. There were 2 student quizzes and 1 staff quiz. These concentrated on resources in the Library and on the school’s Library website, as well as the services of the Library staff and the tools they use. Names of the people who completed the quiz were put into a hat for a turn to hit the ISLM pinata. We also gave a prize each for a student and a member of school staff who completed all questions correctly. To celebrate the end of ISLM, the Pinata was enthusiastically smashed by an eager group of students on the last Friday in October.
From Vanja Jurilj and Ivan Parascic, Croatian Association of School Librarians
In Croatia, October has long been a month marked by activities dedicated to the celebration of books and reading. Since the International School Library Day was established and especially since International School Library Month has been established, school librarians took advantage of that tradition to promote school libraries. The entire month of October was marked by activities organized by school librarians with the goal of improving communication, and familiarising the public with the tasks and activities of school librarians. Some good examples can be mentioned: workshops for making bookmarkers with messages and quotations from books, workshops of creative writing, courses for learning foreign languagues, reading promotions...
Italian language learning programme
The city of Sisak has been selected this year as host city of the main celebration of International School Library Month. So on 20th October 2010 a symposium entitled Diversity Challenge Resilience: School Libraries Have It All was held.
The symposium was jointly organized by the Education And Teacher Training Agency, Croatian Association of School Librarians, Department of Information Science, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Zagreb and the County Council of Professional School Librarians.
In very interesting lectures speakers dealt with the status and trends in school librarianship in Croatia and Europe, but also on its perspective and the methods by which the profession itself could become more "visible" among users and the public.
In the second part of the lectures some of the best and most creative examples from everyday practice have been presented, which once again proved that the Croatian academic librarianship, despite the deteriorating financial situation, can compete with those of other European countries.
From Ana Sudarevic, School Librarian, Elementary School Dobovac
"Young librarians", a group of students who are involved in the activities of the school library, participated in the ISLM Bookmark Project. For decoration we have chosen some typical croatian motives like necktie (or cravat) and letters from glagolitic alfabeth. We also wrote interesting quotations and sentences about books, libraries and reading on our bookmarks. Afterwards, there was an exhibition in the school library.
Last updated 18 December 2010 (XYZ)