The school library is a central hub supporting every student and staff member, as well as parents. The library combines several elements — library staff, resources, and space. Each of these plays an important part in supporting teaching and learning. School libraries are most effective when these elements combine to form an integrated whole.
Our school library:
- improves student outcomes — collections developed for your unique school community enriches reading and learning programs
- welcomes people in — the library is a safe place, that values and includes students from different cultures and backgrounds
- brings people and information together — connections with other libraries and information sources enhance your library’s collections, and help your library staff help users find what they need
- embodies the principles of ‘learner agency’ — students having the independence to choose their own reading, and to find resources that help them develop their interests and strengths at their own pace
- helps close the education gap — for students who might otherwise be disadvantaged, the library can provide access to the stories, information, and technology they need