Kia ora koutou
SLANZA is delighted to announce the publication of a report on our school libraries, Great School Libraries in Aotearoa: A Qualitative Study. This collaboration between the Ministry of Education and SLANZA aims to highlight the positive impact a well-supported library can have on learners and the wider school community.
It is incredibly valuable to have Aotearoa-specific research about school libraries. We can utilise this resource to support and advocate the value of school libraries to our senior leadership teams and our school communities.
Below is the summary of the report:
This report seeks to identify how libraries and librarians support students to develop their reading literacy in an Aotearoa New Zealand context. In particular, this includes:
Great school libraries in Aotearoa: A qualitative study | Education Counts
We wish to acknowledge and thank the Ministry of Education for their willingness to listen to our voice on Aotearoa school libraries, who considered then proposed this qualitative study and provided a team that worked alongside us to formulate questions, gather data and analyse results.
SLANZA believes it is due to the momentum of our School Libraries Transform campaign that we were invited to the Ministry as representatives of our sector.
Julia Smith BAppSci (LIS)
Kerikeri High School
SLANZA National Executive Communications
SLANZA National Executive rep for Te Tai Tokerau