ACCESS Articles – June 2020
I have been extremely fortunate to be able to contribute two articles to the ASLA ACCESS June edition 2020.
Both articles wouldn’t be possible without the contribution from all the wonderful library teams around Australia who shared their experiences in their roles and during COVID-19.
The first article features the A Day in the Life of A… blog series from the Students Need School Libraries website. When I conceived this idea, I wanted to share what people working in school libraries do. There are such varied and vibrant roles in school libraries. No two roles look the same, from volunteers to teacher librarians, author visitors, heads of library, library aides, techs, and librarians. Yet, these roles and what each person does in their school library is hidden. People know the stereotypical librarian from pop culture, movies and sadly books, yet do they know what actually happens in school libraries? It seems not. So, my goal was to share what people were doing in their school libraries. I wanted it to be fun, vibrant and easy to share.
Thanks to ACCESS, I can share the article that was published in ACCESS, vol. 34, issue 2, June 2020, with you here. You can download the article PDF.
The second article features the responses to the Snapshot of a School Library During COVID-19 series we shared on the Students Need School Libraries website. You can read more about my own experiences in a school library during COVID here.
Again, a huge thanks to all the school library teams who shared their work during COVID-19.
Thanks to ACCESS, I can share the article that was published in ACCESS, vol. 34, issue 2, June 2020, with you here.
Thanks to the ACCESS team for publishing these articles. Thanks to the SNSL team for their support and editing. Thanks to all the contributors who shared their stories and allowed me to use their stories on the SNSL website and articles.