Libraries have become the hip place to be! Have a look at this!
I know we're not in Canberra but we can still use the National Library of Australia to get useful things for many subjects. New website for NLA http://trove.nla.gov.au/
And why are we needed? Have a look at this., a video clip on the issues of using the Internet to find information.
Advocacy for Libraries and Library staff
Buffy Hamilton On You tube and again


What a teacher-librarian can do for you.
http://act4sl.wikispaces.com/home
http://cpsproflib.wikispaces.com/advocacy
http://advocacyresources.wikispaces.com/
http://www.edtechactionnetwork.org/
Special events:
Patricia Mullins
For the future:
When we build a new library this might be inspiring!
21st Century libraries.
http://esandbox.wikispaces.com/SLAV+March+2011
Library lesson ideas:
Using Olly: some useful links
Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA)
http://www.mrs-lodges-library.com/play-shelve-it/ a shelving game.
Speed booking!
A way of assessing whether or not to read a book: Canitbeforme?
Book spine messages:
Make a haiku poem using the titles on the spines of books, or a thought or a sentence or a message, depending on the age of the students.
These instructions are from Kathy Smits but she shared links to others' work as well.
  • Find books in the Library and stack them so the spines form a
thought or a "poem"
  • Each book may be used once. If we have more than one copy, each copy
can be used.
  • Must include 5-10 books.
  • Take a close-up picture of your stack and email it to ...
Examples:
http://www.rusdlearns.net/kbowman/polylibrary/cms_page/view/1821697
http://100scopenotes.com/2010/03/12/poetry-friday-book-spine-poem-gallery/ (this has photos of examples)
http://central.d127.org/library/Pages/BookSpinePoetryContest.aspx
http://bookladyspeaks.blogspot.com.au/2011/04/book-spine-poetry-with-5th-graders
.html click on the photos to enlarge them to read. Done with Year 5 and students had to work with the books on the table in front of them.
https://www.facebook.com/OTMSLibrary
Reading and school libraries:
.http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/oct/15/neil-gaiman-future-libraries-reading-daydreaming/print
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/dec/11/susan-cooper-youth-libraries-group-speech-dark-rising/print

http://www.sciencealert.com/how-reading-a-little-each-week-is-a-form-of-life-support

The latter three talk about the social and emotional benefits of reading and libraries in general, but can be applied to the school library context.


Articles linked from the FB group Evidence Based Practice

https://www.alia.org.au/news/12028/your-school-library-help-better-teaching-outcomes

http://www.techlearning.com/resources/0003/librarians-lead-the-way-in-edtech/69129

http://www.slj.com/2015/03/opinion/pivot-points/one-to-one-lets-have-one-librarian-for-every-11-school-pivot-points/

https://medium.com/room-to-read-happenings/the-results-are-in-libraries-matter-9e3ff0234825

http://teacher.acer.edu.au/article/the-power-of-a-good-book

http://www.centerdigitaled.com/GT-Libraries-in-the-Digital-Age-Yes-Theyre-Still-Crucial.html

The Weblinks Online researchers, Paul Pledger and Helen Eddy, have gathered together a list of articles which may be of use.
http://www.readplus.com.au/promotereading_detail.php?id=54

A list of articles about the importance of the library for reading development can be found here:
http://www.readplus.com.au/promotereading_detail.php?id=53

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_QnbQxnNCI
Jenny Luca has some good info in her blog.
http://jennyluca.com/
Why we need school libraries:
http://www.asla.org.au/advocacy/school-library-advocacy.aspx
http://www.aussieeducator.org.au/teachers/teacherlibrarian.html
https://hubinfo.wordpress.com/

Our Blogs:
Alexandra Library
Handbury Library
Other school's blogs:
BGS
Other school library sites:
http://timthelibrarian.wordpress.com/
Mrs Mac's
**Professional links for TLs**
Other library sites for reference.
http://teenlibrarian.co.uk/?p=719
http://www.creativeartsworkshop.org/html/events/ediblebooks.html
http://deweybrowser.oclc.org/ddcbrowser2/
Victoria's virtual library: www.libraries.vic.gov.au
http://www.slimekids.com/?utm_source=aus&utm_medium=aus&utm_campaign=aus for a range of assistance with school library and media issues.

UTS Library's Subject Guide to Picture Books is
finally accessible online. It categorises all the picture books they've bought
since the mid 90's by subjects which relate to topics which may be covered in
the classroom. Under each subject you'll find a list of books arranged in
alphabetical order by title and their authors, as well as the UTS-specific call
numbers:
https://www.lib.uts.edu.au/sites/default/files/study-guides/KC%20Picture%20Book%20list.pdf