Developing library services: school libraries supporting learning — primary

Online course: 8am Monday 8 May to 5pm Friday 9 June, 2017 - 5 Weeks

Fee: $100
Early bird fee: $80
Early bird closes: 10 April 2017
Registrations close:  1 May 2017
Course contact: Jan Boustead,

Register by sending an email to with your name and registration information.


This is an introductory online course for:  

  • new primary school library staff
  • new members of the library management team

School level: primary / intermediate

Learning objectives

This course will enable you to:

  • build a broader understanding of your role and its scope in a primary school library
  • develop your library collection and services based on understanding your school community, your school's strategic priorities, and  approaches used to support learners
  • play an active role in supporting a robust school-wide reading culture
  • locate information to support you in your role.

Course activities include:

  • practical activities and tasks, some requiring consultation within your school
  • opportunities to assess library practices within your own school
  • participating in a collaborative, problem-solving e-workshop related to the role of the library supporting reading in a primary school
  • personal reflection on your learning
  • opportunities to share and contribute, working in a Moodle environment, supported throughout by an e-facilitator.