We have good news about Collected magazine. We have been approached by EBSCO who were seeking to obtain an agreement to include our magazine in their database. It was very nice to be identified as an excellent fit for their databases,and we can take this as acknowledgement of the standards we have set, and the quality of writing from all of our contributors.
Fiona has just signed off the licensing agreement and the folk at EBSCO publishing are working through the preliminary steps for getting our content into the appropriate database. This is a process which may take several months, so we will keep you informed as updates come to hand.
So now you have even more reason to consider writing for the magazine, and we look forward to being inundated with offers the next time we put out a call! Well done to all who have contributed, assisted with editing and especially to Miriam for the work she does in making it look so digitally fine.
SLANZA Communications Leader
I hope you've all taken the opportunity to read the articleSchool Libraries the Poor Relation published in the Sunday Star Times on Sept 11th.
This is a good follow up to last month's article in the PPTA News about school library budget concerns for New Zealand schools.
What can you do to keep the momentum going? Share this article with your school colleagues, principals, BOT's and encourage them to write in support of suitable and appropriate funding for school libraries and library staffing.
Write something yourself and send it to either the editor of the Sunday Star Times or Imogen Neale, the reporter who wrote the article at: firstname.lastname@example.org or write to the editor of the PPTA News with your feedback.
We want this conversation to continue. If you would like to do something, but you're unsure what you'd like to say, then maybe you would find the Advocacy Template letter a useful start.
SLANZA would love your feedback on this. You can leave your coment here or you can email either myself at email@example.com or our president Fiona Mackie at Fiona.Mackie@stcuthberts.school.nz
There is no better time than now with the national elections looming. Let's make sure people outside of our own profession know just how passionate we are about libraries and learning.