https://slav.vic.edu.au/index.php/Synergy/issue/feed Synergy 2019-06-05T23:52:03+10:00 Dr. Susan La Marca synergy@slav.org.au 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> https://slav.vic.edu.au/index.php/Synergy/article/view/v171191 Editorial 2019-06-04T19:48:34+10:00 Susan La Marca synergy@slav.org.au 2019-05-31T00:00:00+10:00 Copyright (c) 2019 https://slav.vic.edu.au/index.php/Synergy/article/view/v171192 Synergy 2009 to 2018 2019-06-04T19:48:35+10:00 Susan La Marca synergy@slav.org.au <p class="p2">In 2018 <em>Synergy </em>celebrated fifteen years of existence. Since 2009 the journal has been online and this article explores the data that describes access to the <em>Synergy </em>website from 2009 to 2018.</p> 2019-05-31T00:00:00+10:00 Copyright (c) 2019 https://slav.vic.edu.au/index.php/Synergy/article/view/v171193 Building capacity for global connections and collaborations - New perspectives 2019-06-04T19:48:35+10:00 Julie Lindsay admin@flatconnections.com <p class="p2">Julie Lindsay explores, in detail, the concepts underpinning how we support connections and collaborations in education using online technologies.</p> 2019-05-31T00:00:00+10:00 Copyright (c) 2019 https://slav.vic.edu.au/index.php/Synergy/article/view/v171194 Open Educational Resources and the Teacher Librarian 2019-06-04T19:48:35+10:00 Karen Malbon contact@slav.vic.edu.au <p class="p2">Karen Malbon explores, in this case study what teacher librarians, in two different countries, know about Open Educational Resources (OER) and how these teacher librarians are supporting teachers to integrate OER into their teaching.</p> 2019-05-31T00:00:00+10:00 Copyright (c) 2019 https://slav.vic.edu.au/index.php/Synergy/article/view/v171195 Donkeys can’t fly on planes: Learning about migration through the stories of children from a South Sudanese background 2019-06-04T19:48:35+10:00 Anna Dollard contact@slav.vic.edu.au Margaret Robson Kett contact@slav.vic.edu.au Mary Tomsic contact@slav.vic.edu.au <p class="p2">Dollard, Robson Kett and Tomsic describe a collaborative project between Kids’ Own publishing, HTAV and the University of Melbourne that seeks to support the use of the book <em>Donkeys can’t fly on planes </em>through the creation of teaching resources.</p> 2019-05-31T00:00:00+10:00 Copyright (c) 2019 https://slav.vic.edu.au/index.php/Synergy/article/view/v171196 Windows and mirrors: visibility and representation in Australian LGBTQIA+ YA fiction 2019-06-04T19:48:35+10:00 Nell Day contact@slav.vic.edu.au <p class="p2">This article, drawing on a panel discussion from the 2018 November SLAV conference, reflects on LGBTQIA+ writing in the current Australian young adult fiction landscape, situated within what has been a strong worldwide movement towards diversity of representation in young adult writing, and explores the ways in which diverse and inclusive collections are of value to young people.</p> 2019-05-31T00:00:00+10:00 Copyright (c) 2019 https://slav.vic.edu.au/index.php/Synergy/article/view/v171197 Hear ye! Hear ye!: Stories, fake news and information 2019-06-04T19:48:35+10:00 Barbara Combes contact@slav.vic.edu.au <p class="p2">In a companion article to her excellent keynote at our 2018 conference on Fake News, Barbara Combes explores the term Fake News in a changing world and in particular what it means for our profession and our work with young people.</p> 2019-05-31T00:00:00+10:00 Copyright (c) 2019 https://slav.vic.edu.au/index.php/Synergy/article/view/v171198 IFLA – the Global Voice of Libraries 2019-06-04T19:48:35+10:00 Christine Mackenzie christine.mackenzie.au@gmail.com <p class="p2">The incoming president of IFLA, Christine Mackenzie, outlines the role, functions and importance of the International Federation of School Library Associations (IFLA).</p> 2019-05-31T00:00:00+10:00 Copyright (c) 2019 https://slav.vic.edu.au/index.php/Synergy/article/view/v171199 My IFLA congress experience 2019-06-04T19:48:36+10:00 Margaret Sinnott contact@slav.vic.edu.au <p class="p2">Margaret Sinnott explores her experiences at the 2018 conference of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) in Malaysia and makes a case for the importance of professional learning, collegiality and networking.</p> 2019-05-31T00:00:00+10:00 Copyright (c) 2019 https://slav.vic.edu.au/index.php/Synergy/article/view/v1711910 Do libraries and teacher librarians have the solution to the long-term English language learner problem? 2019-06-04T19:48:36+10:00 Stephen Krashen contact@slav.vic.edu.au <p class="p2">Professor Stephen Krashen makes the case for the role of quality school library collections, and the work of teacher librarians, in supporting and enriching literacy development.</p> 2019-05-31T00:00:00+10:00 Copyright (c) 2019 https://slav.vic.edu.au/index.php/Synergy/article/view/v1711911 Social and emotional learning in the school library 2019-06-04T19:48:36+10:00 Carol A. Gordon contact@slav.vic.edu.au <p class="p2">Dr Carol Gordon explores social and emotional learning (SEL) and the role of the school library in building skills in this area, and as a safe place. Gordon also considers a framework within which to consider SEL.</p> 2019-05-31T00:00:00+10:00 Copyright (c) 2019 https://slav.vic.edu.au/index.php/Synergy/article/view/v1711912 The Canadian school libraries research toolkit: Supporting practitioner research for the school library learning commons 2019-06-04T19:48:36+10:00 Anita Brooks Kirkland contact@slav.vic.edu.au <p class="p2">Anita Brooks Kirkland champions action research and evidence based practice within our profession and describes the Canadian school libraries research toolkit.</p> 2019-05-31T00:00:00+10:00 Copyright (c) 2019 https://slav.vic.edu.au/index.php/Synergy/article/view/v1711913 Towards a better online life – reflections on the March conference 2019-06-05T23:52:03+10:00 Sue Osborne contact@slav.vic.edu.au <p class="p2">Sue Osborne, inspired by the 2019 SLAV March conference, and the work of Dr Ross Todd and Julie Lindsay, considers student wellbeing and their online lives and what this discussion suggests for our work in school libraries.</p> 2019-05-31T00:00:00+10:00 Copyright (c) 2019 https://slav.vic.edu.au/index.php/Synergy/article/view/v1711914 PatchWord quilt: Creating stories through art 2019-06-04T19:48:36+10:00 Angela Mare contact@slav.vic.edu.au <p class="p2">Angela Mare describes a wonderful project that saw students re-purpose pages from old books that had been culled from the library’s collection to transform them into a patchword quilt.</p> 2019-05-31T00:00:00+10:00 Copyright (c) 2019 https://slav.vic.edu.au/index.php/Synergy/article/view/v1711915 Reviews 2019-06-04T19:48:36+10:00 Ruth Woolven contact@slav.vic.edu.au <p class="p2"><strong>Reviews&nbsp;</strong></p> <ul> <li class="p2">Reading Engagement for Tweens and Teens: What would make them read more</li> <li class="p2"> <p class="p1">Reader come home: The reading brain in the digital world</p> </li> </ul> <p class="p2"><strong>Reviewed by Ruth Woolven, Kew Primary School, Primary representative on the SLAV Council</strong></p> 2019-05-31T00:00:00+10:00 Copyright (c) 2019 https://slav.vic.edu.au/index.php/Synergy/article/view/v1711916 Horizons 2019-06-04T19:48:36+10:00 Robin Zeidler horizons@slav.vic.edu.au <p>Horizons is compiled by <strong><em>Dr Robin Zeidler- Synergy Board</em></strong></p> <p class="p3"><span class="s2">Email: </span><a href="mailto:horizons@slav.vic.edu.au" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="s3"><strong>horizons@slav.vic.edu.au</strong></span></a></p> 2019-05-31T00:00:00+10:00 Copyright (c) 2019