These stories showcase innovative, imaginative and successful initiatives that school librarians and teachers around NZ have implemented for the benefit of their students and teaching colleagues.
Through creativity and close relationships with teachers, these school librarians have designed services that inspire and engage students with reading and learning.
The Poppy Blanket
6 months ago the library team at Riccarton Community and School Library came across a story about poppies being crocheted and knitted for a display in Australia.
Positive rewards from creating a school-wide reading culture
Wellesley College have a thriving reading culture and are reaping the benefits, which include winning the Kids’ Lit Quiz 2016 world final in Auckland.
Encouraging reading through generous lending policies
Here's how Whangarei Intermediate broke away from the borrowing restrictions, with stunning results.
Genrefication — one primary school librarian's experience
The Library Manager at Te Totara School read an article by Jennifer LaGarde, she was inspired to transform her fiction collection by shelving it by genre.
Inquiry into inquiry: the Marlborough Inquiry Project
The primary objective of MIP is to collaboratively develop, trial and implement a common research/inquiry process through local schools.
She'll be OK: growing confident team members
Rebecca Smith from Freyberg High School reflects on what she has learned and done since participating in our Curating content for digital learners course.
From information overload to streamlined searching
Here's a story of how curating online content has led to changes in student searching behaviour
School loans case studies
Read some case studies showing how schools are coordinating and managing their school loans.
Summer reading stories
Read stories from schools about how they planned, managed and evaluated summer reading initiatives.
Whare Ahuru Mowai — a future-focused library space
'Library' is only part of what is on offer in Bailey Road's bright, welcoming, and flexible community space.