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Softlink conducts annual school library industry survey

August 16, 2017 Softlink conducts annual school library industry survey

Call for participation: 2017 Australian and New Zealand School Library Survey.

Softlink is inviting Teacher Librarians and library staff across Australia and New Zealand to participate in the 2017 Australian and New Zealand School Library Survey. Click here to participate

Softlink has conducted annual school library surveys in Australia since 2010, and in 2015 extended the scope of the survey to include New Zealand.

Softlink Education General Manager, Hillary Noye, said the survey gathers information on current school library budgets, resourcing, trends and preferred practices.

‘The survey results provide a benchmark for individual schools as well as facilitating shared practices and presenting an industry overview.’

Softlink commenced the survey in 2010 to represent the school library industry and advocate the value of school librarians in the 2010 Australian Parliamentary Inquiry into School Libraries and Teacher Librarians.

‘The survey helps to build a critical reference point for understanding changes, impacts and trends over time while providing a solid basis for school library advocacy.’

Findings from past reports have been used to represent the industry in the Australian Parliament, as well as in discussions with government and education department decision makers.

Findings from the 2017 Australian and New Zealand School Library Survey will be provided to participating schools, industry groups and government departments in early 2018.

‘We welcome all Australian and New Zealand school librarians and library staff to participate in this year’s survey, to ensure their voice is heard and to maintain a high level of industry representation.”

Schools wishing to participate in the 2017 School Library Survey can submit their responses online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LYQ37F8

*This survey is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated.