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Research Planning with Students

The library I work in at Southland Boys’ High School has been a flurry of research activity this year!  Last term Year 7 & 8 classes were researching World War I, Year 9 & 10 social studies classes a variety of events from the 20th century, Year 12 biology classes were discovering element of the abyssal zone and Year 13 history students were investigating New Zealand-focused topics. 525 more words

Information Literacy

Documentary on literacy & school library underfunding - Read Between the Lines

Check out this 35 minute doc created by the Chapters/Indigo Love of Reading Foundation, titled Read Between the Lines (also available in French). It examines the long term effects of poor literacy skills and underfunded elementary school libraries on children. 72 more words


One of those days...

We all have them.  Things are just a little busy, a little off kilter and seem a long way from books and reading, but all part and parcel of running a secondary (and sixth form) school library.   396 more words

Blog updates 12/05/17

Before I retired in 2014, I was a school librarian for many years, with seven years “off” bringing up our two lads. My old Librain blog was all about the wonderful profession of school librarianship, but ill-health, both physical and mental, wreaked havoc with my ability to even think about my beloved career, never mind be the feisty, battling and probably annoying Librain who campaigned for better school library provision. 508 more words


Library All Day Everyday

So many happenings have been transpiring in the library that it has been difficult keeping up with the blog. Children have been clamoring the door to get into makerspace at lunch. 240 more words

Lagos opens modern libraries in 18 secondary schools

The Lagos State Government has completed the renovation and upgrade of public libraries in eighteen secondary schools across the State with top class facilities, Special Adviser to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Education, Obafela Bank-Olemoh said on Wednesday. 361 more words



True Blue Librarian has recently undergone a metamorphosis. Originally created as a way to connect and share ideas between primary school librarians, it is now dedicated to sharing and discussing quality children’s picture books, both the timeless classics and new releases. 267 more words

Picture Books