The Y7 Readers Club has been meeting every Tuesday at lunchtime since the beginning of 2019. It's convened by me and Mrs Weber from the junior school library. This was initially conceived of as a way of supporting the transition of some of our newer students to the senior school library spaces and collections, and … Continue reading The Year 7 Readers Club is up and away
What are you reading now? This is a question I am asked by (and ask of) students and staff regularly. And, yes, I have the New York Public Library tote bag to match! According to author, entrepreneur and journalist, William Schwalbe, this question can change lives, creating a shared universe for people who are otherwise … Continue reading What are you reading now?
"The Inky Awards recognise high-quality young adult literature, with the long-list and shortlist selected by young adults, and the winners voted for online by the teen readers of InsideaDog.com.au. There are two awards: the Gold Inky Award for an Australian book, and the Silver Inky Award for an international book." - Insideadog.com.au This review was written by … Continue reading An Inky Review! In the Dark Spaces by Cally Black
"The Inky Awards recognise high-quality young adult literature, with the long-list and shortlist selected by young adults, and the winners voted for online by the teen readers of InsideaDog.com.au. There are two awards: the Gold Inky Award for an Australian book, and the Silver Inky Award for an international book." - Insideadog.com.au Alexander Scott (12ST) was challenged … Continue reading An Inky Review! Turtles all the way down by John Green
This week hundreds of thousands of children across Australia are celebrating their love of books with Book Week. Book Week is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) and has been running since 1945. The CBCA mission statement is; “to achieve positive social impact by engaging the community with literature for young … Continue reading The Reason for Book Week
We love reading! (shocking, I know!) We stalk publisher websites for new and exciting titles that we think will appeal to our users, add them to the collection and then market them within the Library spaces. Our days are never brighter then when students ask us for recommendations. We know that readers do better in … Continue reading Why We Need a Positive Reading Culture
The Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC) aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and please in students...It is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, to read more and to read more widely. The Challenge available for all NSW students in Kindergarten to Year 9, in government, independent, Catholic and … Continue reading Outstanding Readers from the 2017 Premier’s Reading Challenge – Get Inspired!
Move over Saint Valentine because 14 February is also Library Lovers’ Day and the Arthur Holt Library will again be celebrating. Library Lovers’ Day is a chance for everyone to reconnect with the library and share the library love. The initiative, coordinated by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), aims to raise the profile … Continue reading LIBRARY LOVERS’ DAY
Earlier this month I was invited to participate as a speaker in EduTech Asia 2018. This event is Asia’s largest education conference bringing together over 3000 attendees from across the globe to learn, be inspired and exchange ideas. Learn My speaker role involved moderating two roundtable discussion on the topic Disruption is the New Black: … Continue reading The Traveling Librarian visits Singapore
Last term Miss Mileto visited the glorious (but cold) city of Melbourne. During her trip she stopped by the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) to check out the Katsushika Hokusai Exhibition. "Katsushika Hokusai is regarded as one of the most influential and creative minds in the history of Japanese art. His unique social observations, innovative … Continue reading Traveling Librarian: Hokusai Exhibition