Synergy 2022-07-04T09:05:50+10:00 Dr. Susan La Marca Open Journal Systems <p><em>Synergy</em> is published twice annually (May and October) by the School Library Association of Victoria (SLAV) . Its aim is to bring to members a wider view of the world of school librarianship with particular emphasis on current research, directions and ideas in educational practice.</p> <p><em>Synergy</em>&nbsp;is recognised as a partially refereed journal. That is, only those articles acknowledged in the journal as such have been part of the referee process.&nbsp;<em>Synergy</em>&nbsp;appears on the Register of Refereed Journals of the Research Programs and Policies Unit of the Australian Department of Education, Science and Training (2006). By providing both refereed articles and general material from within the teacher-librarianship community within Synergy, the journal hopes to bring quality research and discussion to the field whilst also publishing practical, timely and detailed material. Synergy also has a focus on providing in-depth reviews of recent publications of relevance to the profession.</p> Fostering interaction and growth: The SLAV Mentor Program 2022-07-04T07:39:32+10:00 Joy Whiteside <p class="p2">Joy Whiteside, the cordinator of the SLAV Mentor / Mentee Program describes the wonderful progress of this important initative outlining the benefits of the program to all involved.</p> 2022-07-04T00:00:00+10:00 Copyright (c) 2022 SLAV An update on the New Zealand school library landscape 2022-07-04T08:23:01+10:00 Miriam Tuohy <p class="p2">Miriam Tuohy reflects on the current state of school libraries in her country considering the New Zealand Covid Recovery programme, the impact of upcoming curriculum changes and drawing on the 2021 national survey of school libraries in Aotearoa.</p> 2022-07-04T00:00:00+10:00 Copyright (c) 2022 SLAV Redesigning and developing the library space at The University High School 2022-07-04T07:57:01+10:00 Stephanie Ward <p class="p2">Stephanie Ward describes the process of the redesign of the new library space at The University High School clearly outlining every step of the process. Her article highlights the importance of careful and considered planning and community consultation and an obvious passion for the role of school libraries in learning and teaching.</p> 2022-07-04T00:00:00+10:00 Copyright (c) 2022 SLAV Remembering Ross Todd 2022-07-04T08:19:00+10:00 Carol Gordon <p class="p2">Dr Carol Gordon reflects on the far-reaching impact and legacy of her friend and colleague Ross Todd.</p> 2022-07-04T00:00:00+10:00 Copyright (c) 2022 SLAV Horizons 2022-07-04T08:32:34+10:00 Rosemary Abbott <p>Upcoming events and conferences.</p> 2022-07-04T00:00:00+10:00 Copyright (c) 2022 SLAV Teacher-librarians as agents of academic integrity education in Australian schools 2022-07-04T07:44:42+10:00 Zakir Hossain <p class="p2">School education provides a significant opportunity for students to develop ethics and integrity. By developing these moral and ethical values at a young age in schools, there is a possibility to enhance and empower public integrity and ethical citizenship. This article by Zakir Hossain, our guest author of the Reflections and Actions section for 2022, explores this this topic, the Australian school landscape and its contribution to this area and the role school libraries and teacher librarians play in academic integrity education and integrity literacy promotion.</p> 2022-07-04T00:00:00+10:00 Copyright (c) 2022 SLAV What does one typical cohort of year nine students really think about reading and reading experiences? 2022-07-04T08:12:53+10:00 Bronwyn Keane <p class="p2">Bronwyn Keane explores the results of a recent survey of the reading habits, and perceptions about reading, of the year nine cohort at John Paul College. The survey assisted in increasing the school’s understanding of the students as readers and helped foster a better understanding of how to better support their needs.</p> 2022-07-04T00:00:00+10:00 Copyright (c) 2022 SLAV Social reading cultures on BookTube, Bookstagram, and BookTok 2022-07-04T08:16:06+10:00 Bronwyn Reddan <p class="p2">What opportunities do readers have to engage with books on the digital social media platforms YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok? As part of an ARC-funded project investigating how Australian teenagers choose leisure reading material, we are mapping the digital ecology of teen reading in Australia. One aspect of this mapping is to examine the reading practices and book talk in the digital reading communities on online social media networks. In this article Bronwyn Reddan examines the fascinating development of different social reading cultures on BookTube, Bookstagram, and BookTok.</p> 2022-07-04T00:00:00+10:00 Copyright (c) 2022 SLAV T4L Kids Magazine 2022-07-04T08:25:10+10:00 Yvette Poshoglian Sandy Phillips <p class="p2">Yvette Poshoglian and Sandy Phillips describe a wonderful resource, the T4L Kids Magazine, developed quickly to help supplement the constraints of online learning but now proving a useful curriculum linked, enrichment tool for our return to the classroom.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></p> 2022-07-04T00:00:00+10:00 Copyright (c) 2022 SLAV A school librarian’s journey through manga collection development 2022-07-04T07:59:41+10:00 Jillian Rudes <p class="p2">Jillian Rudes, an active school librarian in New York City, describes the world of manga outlining its history and its value. Rudes shares how school libraries can build and promote meaningful collections of this fascinating format offering a range of helpful, practical suggestions and lists.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></p> 2022-07-04T00:00:00+10:00 Copyright (c) 2022 SLAV Social emotional learning and trauma informed care in the school library 2022-07-04T08:04:25+10:00 Meghan Harper <p class="p2">Dr Harper outlines the need for social emotional learning and trauma-informed care services embedded in school practices and describes clearly how school libraries can play a vital role in supporting, resourcing and fostering an optimal educational environment that benefits everyone.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></p> 2022-07-04T00:00:00+10:00 Copyright (c) 2022 SLAV Canadian School Libraries Presents the CSL Collection Diversity Toolkit 2022-07-04T08:20:54+10:00 Anita Brooks Kirkland <p class="p2">Our wonderful Canadian Colleague, Anita Brooks Kirkland, introduces and describes the Canadian School Libraries Collection Diversity Toolkit, posing questions of relevance to school libraries everywhere and offering us the tools to develop meaningful, equitable solutions.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></p> 2022-07-04T00:00:00+10:00 Copyright (c) 2022 SLAV Editorial 2022-07-04T08:58:17+10:00 Susan La Marca 2022-07-04T00:00:00+10:00 Copyright (c) 2022 SLAV Vale Associate Professor Ross Todd 2022-07-04T07:49:38+10:00 Ross Todd <p>The special section for Ross (2 articles).</p> <p class="p1"><strong><em>School libaries and the VELS: </em><em>Great minds at work</em></strong></p> <p><strong>Note:</strong> Article 1 was written for Issue 2 of <em>Synergy</em>&nbsp;in 2006.&nbsp; This was Ross’s first article in the new Reflections and Actions section which he wrote for many years. The article is reprinted here in celebration of Professor Todd’s longstanding contribution to school librarianship.</p> <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2"><strong><em>School Libraries and Evidence-Based Practice: A Position Statemen</em>t</strong></p> <p class="p2"><strong>Note: </strong>This article was written for Issue 1 of <em>Synergy </em>in 2008. It appeared in the Research section of the journal. The article is reprinted here in celebration of Professor Todd’s longstanding contribution to school librarianship.</p> 2022-07-04T00:00:00+10:00 Copyright (c) 2022 SLAV Reviews 2022-07-04T08:27:28+10:00 Margaret Simkin Nell Day Camilla Elliott Mary Manning Rosemary Abbott <p><strong>Reviews</strong></p> <ul> <li class="p2">School Libraries Supporting Literacy and Wellbeing</li> <li class="p1">Playing Games in the School Library: Developing Game-based Lessons and Using Gamification Concepts</li> <li class="p1">Adult Media Literacy in Australia: Attitudes, Experiences and Needs</li> <li class="p1">Information Fluency Framework</li> </ul> <p class="p1"><strong>At a Glance</strong></p> 2022-07-04T00:00:00+10:00 Copyright (c) 2022 SLAV