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Great School Libraries - nominations open

Topics : Community eventTeachers

StJames088.jpgTeacher librarians and school library professionals inspire students every day of the term. Nominate your amazing school library to be recognised in the Great School Libraries campaign for the important services it provides to the school community.

FAIR (Freedom of Access to Information and Resources) has joined with The Australian Library and Information Association, ALIA Schools, Australian School Library Association, Queensland School Library Association, School Library Association of NSW, School Library Association of South Australia, School Library Association of Victoria and Western Australian School Library Association to seek out these inspirational places of learning and discovery.

The FAIR partners said: ‘We will be looking for libraries that help children and young people find reliable information; use the information effectively; think critically; make informed decisions; work productively with others; build knowledge and understanding of the world; safely navigate the internet; communicate and share their ideas; and find great reads to meet personal interests and abilities.’

Just one nomination will put the library in the running to be named one of Australia's great school libraries, but the more nominations the better. Nominate your school library and take part in the activities around the campaign. Nominations can be supported by students' artwork, letters, photos, poems, songs - anything that celebrates the library. Join in the social media fun by using the hashtag, #GreatSchoolLibraries, and tell us how you think the library is improving the students’ learning experiences at your school.

There will be no first prize - the achievements of every school library that is nominated and endorsed by our panel of school library experts will be celebrated equally.

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Nominations will close on 18 December 2015 and the list of Great School Libraries will be published during first term 2016.

For more information or to nominate your school library, visit the Great School Libraries website.


Authorised by Terry Burke, Independent Education Union of Australia – Queensland & Northern Territory Branch, Brisbane.