ABC – Does the Internet of Things Mean the End for Privacy? (24/4/2015)

Wii Room: The Fascinating Repairmen. #013 “The Book”

2014 Softlink Australian School Library Survey

SLAV journal Synergy

ANZAC Cottage

Open Educational Resources: An educator’s guide to open educational resources (OER), including online repositories, curriculum-sharing websites, sources for lesson plans and activities, and open textbooks.

ALIA Schools. (2014). Promoting your school library.

Disaster Resilience Education and the National Curriculum

Project 13 – Cybersafety initiative of national and state school library associations, national library association, philanthropic and corporate partners to help keep kids and teens safe online.

International Federation of Library Associations – IFLA launches principles, research and advice for eLending in Libraries

State Library Creative Writing Competitions

School libraries infographic from the New Jersey Association of School Libraries

Libraries are Forever: E-Books & Print Books Can Coexist Infographic

ReadPlus book reviews

Keith Curry Lance & Linda Hofschire report January 2012 – Change in School Librarian Staffing Linked with Change in CSAP Reading Performance 2005-2011

Juicy Studio: Readability Test

Canberra Times – Teacher Librarians Crucial in Info Age

The Enchanted Inkpot – Steampunk and Gaslamp Fantasy

The Hub (Quality School Libraries in Australia)

Parliament of Australia – Inquiry into school libraries and teacher librarians in Australian schools


Tehani’s Top Ten – Ten books every child should read before finishing primary school

Study Vibe

How to do research – An interactive map

Tsunami of Information poster (courtesy of Dianne McKenzie)

What librarians and Google are for…

Premier’s Book Awards

ABC Talkback: Revisioning the Library

Social Media Policy (YouTube clip)


Bright Ideas – A blog by SLAV and the State Library of Victoria

Collaborative Planning (YouTube clip)


Australian School Library Association (

Australian School Library Associations

Other  Associations useful for School Libraries

Children’s Book Council of Australia (WA Branch)

The Children’s Book Council of Australia is a volunteer  organisation that exists to:

  • Encourage young people of all ages to read and enjoy books
  • Promote excellence in books for young people by encouraging Australian authors and illustrators
  • Encourage high standards of reviewing
  • Support schools and public libraries in their efforts to encourage young people to read and enjoy quality literature

Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators

This a professional organisation for writers and illustrator’s of children’s books.  Although members do not need to be published it is an organisation for professionally minded author/illustrators that support excellence in children’s literature and discuss industry issues (rather than a writer’s group/centre).