International School Library Month 2008

October 2008 is International School Library Month, and it’s not too late to get involved.

“Australian teacher librarians, teachers and students are celebrating ISLM through a variety of activities and events. Schools around the globe exchange bookmarks and information about their school community in an international spirit of collegiality, information sharing and co-operation. Others celebrate the excellence and commitment of their profession through awards programs, special presentation events and conference programs. Literacy and reading are promoted in harmony with websites, blogs and Internet based activities.” [Text from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) website]

Visit the official International School Library Month website
Find out what’s being done to celebrate in your neck of the woods
Read: A teacher librarian advocate’s guide to building information literate school communities

CSU has quite a population of teacher librarian students and the Library has heaps of resources available to support students studying in this area:

Journal Databases
This is a list of key journal databases for Library Science students. For a complete list of journal databases for Library Science students, visit the Journal Databases – Library Science page

Journals and Newsletters
These are just some of the many library science journals relating to teacher librarianship, check the Library Catalogue for more.


  • Facilities planning for school library to technology centers by Steven M. Baule Check Availability
  • The collection program in schools : concepts, practices, and information sources by Kay Bishop Check Availability
  • Teaching media literacy : a how-to-do-it manual and CD-ROM by Belinha S. De Abreu Check Availability
  • Your library goes virtual by Audrey P. Church Check Availability
  • School reform and the school library media specialist by Sandra Hughes-Hassell and Violet H. Harada Check Availability
  • Resource alignment : providing curriculum support in the school library media center by Karen R. Lowe Check Availability
  • Literacy, libraries and learning : using books and online resources to promote reading, writing and research edited by Ray Doiron and Marlene Asselin Check Availability
  • Teacher-librarians of the future : staffing tomorrow’s library by Arthur Winzenried Check Availability
  • Information literacy : a review of the research : a guide for practitioners and researchers by David V. Loertscher and Blanche Woolls Check Availability
  • Building a school library collection plan : a beginning handbook with internet assist by David V. Loertscher and Blanche Woolls Check Availability