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Teaching (Secondary)

This guide supports students enrolled in the Master of Teaching (Secondary).

Collaborate and partner with librarians - everybody benefits.

The intent of this resource is to encourage you to use the school library during your placement and raise awareness of the value of collaborating with librarians.


infographic for school librarians

School library video series. Interview with Rob.


Teacher librarian Nell Day, interviews Rob Castles (Teacher Librarian, University High) and asks,

  • Why are school libraries important?
  • Why should a student teacher ‘make friends’ with the librarian at their school?

School library video series. Interview with Marjorie.


Teacher librarian Nell Day, talks to former teacher candidate, Majorie Hau about her school library experience during a placement.

  • Can you tell me about collaborating with teacher librarians during your placement?
  • What is the most useful piece of advice you can give to a teacher candidate beginning their placement?

School library video series. Intererview with Kate.


Teacher librarian Nell Day, interviews Kate Marquard (Teacher Librarian, University High) and asks the following questions:

  • What is special about your school library?
  • As a librarian, how can you help teacher candidtates who come to the school?

Learn more about School Libraries

A selection of resources about school libraries and the capabilities of librarians to support the school curriculum, implementation of emerging technologies and resource integration.

Mitchell, Pru. Resourcing 21st century on-line Australian Curriculum : the role of school libraries. FYI : the Journal for the School Information Professional; v.15 n.2 p.10-15; Autumn 2011. Availability: <;dn=188987;res=AEIPT>

Hughes, Hilary E., Leigh, Toni, Osborne, Marj, Fraser, Sally, Kahl, Christine, & Reynolds, Helen (2013) School libraries, teacher-librarians and literacy at Gold Coast schools : research findings. Synergy, 11(2). Brief article version This file was downloaded from:

Hughes, Hilary E., (2013) School libraries, teacher-librarians and their contribution to student literacy development in Gold Coast schools. SLAQ, Brisbane. Full report and executive summary available.
This article highlights the positive relationships between school libraries and teacher librarians, and students’ literacy development and learning outcomes.

Hughes, Hilary E. (2013) School libraries and teacher-librarians : evidence of their contribution to student literacy and learning. Curriculum and Leadership Journal, 11(12). Article version This file was downloaded from:,36453.html?issueID=12777

 Hay, Lyn & Todd, Ross J (2010). School libraries 21C: School library futures project. Report for New South Wales Department of Education and Training, Curriculum K–12 Directorate, School Libraries and Information Literacy Unit. Curriculum K–12 Directorate, NSWDET, Sydney

O'Connell, Judy. Learning without frontiers: School libraries and meta-literacy in action. Access, Vol. 26, No. 1, Mar 2012: 4-7.
Availability: <;dn=038168567341804;res=IELHSS>


from Chessman, Angela. Collaboration : a key ingredient to enhance teacher effectiveness. [online]. Scan; v.28 n.3 p.42-45; August 2009.