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The school library is fundamental to the mission and teaching and learning goals of the school. Providing a wide range of facilities and services it facilitates the work of the classroom teacher and ensures each student has equitable access to resources, irrespective of home opportunities or constraints. It requires strategic support and systematic processes, to maximise its effectiveness in resourcing the curriculum and supporting the learning environment within the school. Research demonstrates that well-resourced, properly staffed school libraries have a positive impact on student achievement.
While the role of the school library remains constant, its design, digital platform, strategies and tools change as pedagogy and technology changes.
Appropriate professional and support staff are essential for the effective functioning of this potentially dynamic learning centre and for the achievement of the school’s teaching and learning goals.
School library programs and services seek to:
Research studies continue to show that an active school library program makes a significant difference to student learning outcomes and test results.
For further information on the role of the teacher librarian see:
Judy O’Connell, Course Director (Teacher Librarianship) at Charles Sturt University opens an ongoing discussion as to the role of SCIS and library system providers in serving school libraries 2015 and beyond.
Page last updated 16 April 2014