July’s #auslibchat focused on school libraries, kicking off a series of chats which will focus on different kinds of libraries. The conversation included strategies school libraries use to engage with their communities, the challenges of defining the library service to the varied stakeholders and meet the evolving needs of school students, particularly cyber-safety. We also looked back at our own experiences with school libraries.
Missed the chat? Check out the Wakelet here.
The topic for July’s #auslibchat is School Special. Here are the questions:
Q1: How can school libraries promote themselves as being central to the school community?
Q2: What technologies has your library championed for the school?
Q3: Does cyber-safety feature at your school and what role does the library play?
Q4: What are some of the key challenges you see for school libraries in the coming years?
Q5: What is your favourite thing about school libraries?
Image credit: Chinese children in class with Australian school kids at Carlton State School 1949 via the State Library of Victoria.