Interview with SLAV executive officer – T/Ls today


Another Advocacy coup for teacher librarians. This morning  the SLAV executive officer, Mary Manning, spoke about the role of teacher librarians in an 11 minute interview on the Radio National program LifeMatters. The interview can be listened to or downloaded from the Lifematters site.


Whilst you are thinking about Teacher librarians and their role in the 21st century have a look at the discussion on this site. The School libraries 21C, is a moderated discussion blog hosted by School Libraries and Information Literacy Unit.

We invite your considered contributions. We look forward to engaging with a diverse range of perspectives, and working towards a common vision.

 The discussion has been extended to 30 July 2009.

Leading the discussion are two people well known to SLAV members, Dr Ross Todd, Director, Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL), School of Communication, Information and Library Studies at Rutgers University, USA, and Lyn Hay, Lecturer in Teacher Librarianship at Charles Sturt University.

There is some suggested background reading, being  School libraries building capacity for student learning 21C  written by Lyn Hay and Colleen Foley.

There are quite a few discussion threads are they are well worth reading and, whether you agree or not with the comments, the discussions are worth having.

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