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Professional reading

  • Access (Australian School Library Association): Journal published quarterly with focus on collaborative curriculum development, resource-based learning, information technology and its integration into learning/teaching programs, information management, information literacy and literature. Subscription required.
  • SCAN (NSW): Journal published quarterly by the School Libraries and Information Literacy unit of the NSW Department of Education and Training.Subscription required.
  • School Library Association of Victoria: The heading Publications provides links to subscription journals FYI(published quarterly with feature articles of past issues archived online) and Synergy (published twice annually with a focus on current research, directions and ideas in educational practice); and to books, CD-ROMs and promotional material specifically for school library professionals. The heading Professional resources links to a wealth of research on school libraries and the role of teacher librarians and to practical resources on policy development, role statements and library promotion.
  • Librarians Bookstore: Educational and professional development resources for Librarians, Library Technicians and Library Officers.
  • WASLA: ic3: information, communication, collaboration, celebration: A professional journal for school libraries. Available with WASLA membership or by subscription.
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Conferences and professional learning opportunities

For alerts to upcoming professional learning events, frequently and regularly check:

Online conferences and events

This is far from being a complete list of online professional learning opportunities, offered by professional associations and other school library related organisations. Build your Personal Learning Network (PLN) to be notified of other opportunities.

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School Library related courses in Australia

Teacher Librarians and Library Technicians

Library Assistants/Officers

Central Institute of Technology (Western Australia): Library and Information Services offers the following courses:

The Central Institute of Technology also provides information on its library and information courses and career pathways in a downloadable PDF brochure:

Page last updated 18 December 2013

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