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We offer a wealth of ideas on how your library can support the literacy programme in your school, and create a reading culture among your students.
Your library team can play a key role in supporting inquiry learning. Find out more about 21st Century literacy and inquiry, and how your library can play an important part.
We offer advice on how to create culturally inclusive library environments, that meet the learning needs of Māori students.
Get advice on school library development through our free 0800 number and email service.
The 0800 LIB LINE advisory service provides support and answers to your questions on any aspect of school library development.
The service is staffed from Monday to Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
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School Library Advisory Services offer support and advice on all aspects of school library development and management. We support literacy and learning through professional development and targeted programmes working with principals, teachers and school library staff. Library Advisers are located throughout New Zealand. For an immediate response to your request for advice, first call 0800 LIB LINE (0800 532 5463).
Library Advisers can help you with information and advice on all aspects of school library management and development, including:
Services to Schools offers a comprehensive professional development programme to educators and school library staff to build skills to support literacy and learning. Courses are run nationally throughout the year. To find courses in a town near you, browse the Professional Development Programme.
The publication, jointly produced by the Ministry of Education and the National Library of New Zealand (2002) The School library and learning in the information landscape: guidelines for New Zealand Schools provides a framework of six guiding principles for school library development
To find out how to contact your nearest School Library Adviser, phone 0800 542 5463 or email email@example.com
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