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Australian Government Response to Inquiry into Teacher Librarians

Softlink acknowledges the Government response to the School Libraries and Teacher Librarians in the 21st Century Australia report.

Following an ‘Inquiry into school libraries and teacher librarians in Australian schools'the House of Representatives Chamber on 24 November, 2011.

The report provides responses to 11 recommendations as proposed by ASLA and ALIA in the ‘School Libraries and Teacher Librarians in 21st Century Australia’ report which was tabled 23 May, 2011. It is available from www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/ee/reports.htm
Softlink has provided their support for schools and teacher librarians by participating in advocacy for the industry. In particular, Australian schools were invited to participate in a survey of school library budgets, qualified staffing levels and NAPLAN literacy results in 2010 and 2011. Results from this study formed part of Softlink’s submission to the Inquiry.
If you would like to take part in the 2012 survey, and receive a report detailing survey results for your school size, please email marketing@softlinkint.com with your name, email and school and we will contact you in 2012.
To view the findings from Softlink’s 2011 Australian School Library Survey, click here.