Tag Archives: school libraries

Report: School libraries and school library services in New Zealand Aotearoa

(30 January 2019) In May 2018, National Library of New Zealand’s Services to Schools launched a nationwide survey of school libraries in Aotearoa New Zealand. This was a joint project conducted with SLANZA and LIANZA. More than 550 people took part in the survey from approximately 20% of schools in New Zealand. Key findings and analysis can be found […]


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How digital age has forced Hong Kong’s libraries and librarians to change ways they get us to read

(21 December 2018) Various initiatives include increasing access and range of e-books, holding outdoor pop-up libraries around the city and loaning books to pre-schools; and use of printed books is down as surveys show e-books are read by only 12 per cent of internet users while just 36 per cent of primary school pupils ‘love […]


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China launches “Panda Book Corner” library project in Nepali schools

(7 December 2018, Kathmandu, (Xinhua) A library project, the “Panda Book Corner,” has been launched by the Chinese government in Nepal to distribute books to schools. The project was launched on Thursday in five different schools of Kathmandu valley. It aims to promote the Chinese language among school students, to share knowledge and experience from […]


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The Asia Foundation signs MOU to enhance school libraries with Cambodia’s Government

(26 October 2018, Phnom Penh) Today, The Asia Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Cambodia’s Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS), and Kampuchean Action for Primary Education (KAPE) to implement the Books for Cambodia program. Over the next five years, the program will distribute high-quality English storybooks and educational resource books to 1,000 […]


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You can walk on the roof of this sloping brick library in India

(21 September 2018) From a house whose roof is made from seaweed and driftwood, to a town hall that serves as a physical bridge over a river, there is no shortage of buildings that are designed to blend into their surroundings. This school library in India is continuing the tradition with a sloping shape that […]


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The world’s best new library 2018

(12 September 2018)  School 7 public library in the city of Den Helder, Netherlands, wins the 2018 award for Public Library of the Year. This year’s recipient of the award was announced at the annual meeting of IFLA, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The winner was selected by an international panel of experts consisting of […]


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Myanmar Library Association and 4th Regional Workshop on School Libraries in Southeast Asia, 2018

(8 August 2018) Myat Sann Nyein writes that the Myanmar Library Association (MLA) is helping the country to promote reading, improve access to and use of new technology  in the area of information and ICT literacy development.  MLA pools their resources and make efforts to keep pace with new technology development and adopt suitable technologies […]


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Look at libraries over league tables when choosing a school

(16 November 2016)  Why should parents or pupils be concerned whether or not school libraries close? Surely they are just mausoleums to the paper-bound past? Rooms that are of little use to today’s internet-connected student population, who have access to a world of books and information through their digital devices? Quite simply, school libraries, and […]


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Harbin primary school wins ‘China’s most beautiful school library’ award

(9 September 2016) Jingwei Primary School in Harbin, Heilongjiang province has won a competition to find the most beautiful school library in China, Harbin Daily reported. The school was selected from 76 institutions from across the country that entered the contest run by the China Library Society. Its large collection of 60,000 books helped it […]


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NDL trains Nepali librarians

(27 June 2016) Since 1989, the National Diet Library (NDL) has served as the International Federation of Library Associations Strategic Programme on Preservation and Conservation (IFLA PAC) Regional Centre for Asia, and has worked to promote cooperation in preserving library materials throughout Asia. As part of the cooperative activities of the Regional Centre, Mr. Yadab […]


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School Librarian sought in Hong Kong

(20 June 2016) Wong Kam Fai Secondary and Primary School which is affiliated with Hong Kong Baptist University is hiring a librarian. The librarian will oversee and manage both the School Library and Reading Centre; and  support learning and teaching as well as research activities by providing library users effective and efficient access to library […]


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School library design can improve education

(20 April 2016) This opinion piece from Singapore by Loh Chin Ee gives a public library example of a successful space designed for teens. ‘Taking the cue from the retail sector, the library has its books displayed front-facing to inspire teens to take them from the shelves and the shelves are aligned to consumer heights […]


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Sixth annual Softlink School Library Survey report released

(12 April 2016) Findings from the 2015 Softlink Australian and New Zealand School Library Survey are now available. 2015 was the first year the survey captured information from both Australian and New Zealand school libraries. Softlink’s Managing Director, Nathan Godfrey, said the survey gathers information on budgets and resourcing, knowledge and content delivery methods and […]


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The Library Project hiring Viet Nam: Southeast Asia Fundraising Manager

(19 January 2016) The Library Project is looking for a fundraiser to contribute to the growth of a diverse and sustainable funding base for its programs in Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos) The Library Project donates books and libraries to under financed rural primary schools and orphanages in Asia. Excellent spoken and written English […]


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Gale brings interactive science products to libraries

(7 January 2016, Farmington Hills, Mich.) Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, is offering three new science products for academic and school libraries. The products are designed to help students understand science beyond the text, and combine Gale’s curriculum-aligned reference content with partner CyberScience’s interactive 3D models to bring science learning to life. Two products, […]


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