The Report of the Australian Parliament, House of Representatives, Education and Employment Committee’s Inquiry into School Libraries and Teacher-librarians in 21st century Australia was tabled on 23 May 2011. SLAV welcomes the recommendations and is working in collaboration with the Australian School Library Association (ASLA) and the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) to formulate follow-up strategies at the state and national level.
The full text of School Libraries and Teacher-librarians in 21st century Australia can be found at http://www.apo.org.au/research/school-libraries-and-teacher-librarians-21st-century-australia
The SLAV Submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry can be found at http://www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/ee/schoollibraries/subs.htm (submission 114)
SLAV has established a Parliamentary Inquiry Reference Group that will provide input and support for its representatives in national discussions and also to identify and implement practical strategies that will ensure that what has come out of the national Parliamentary Inquiry will have a positive impact here in Victoria.
All SLAV members are invited to express interest in becoming a member of this Reference Group.
To express interest, please send an email as follows:
Subject: Parliamentary Inquiry Reference Group
Please indicate your name, school and SLAV membership number
Briefly indicate how you would like to be involved – for example: attending meetings, collaborative online comments and discussion, skype hook-up, ….
SLAV needs input from as broad a range of members as possible!
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To help build the evidence base regarding the positive impact of school libraries, members are encouraged to place their comments, stories and feedback on the following sites.
Facebook – What a difference a school library makes
Wiki – What a difference a school library makes