Synergy <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> School Library Association of Victoria (SLAV) en-US Synergy Editorial Susan La Marca Copyright (c) 2019 2019-05-31 2019-05-31 17 1 Synergy 2009 to 2018 <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> Susan La Marca Copyright (c) 2019 2019-05-31 2019-05-31 17 1 Building capacity for global connections and collaborations - New perspectives <p class="p2">Julie Lindsay explores, in detail, the concepts underpinning how we support connections and collaborations in education using online technologies.</p> Julie Lindsay Copyright (c) 2019 2019-05-31 2019-05-31 17 1 Open Educational Resources and the Teacher Librarian <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> Karen Malbon Copyright (c) 2019 2019-05-31 2019-05-31 17 1 Donkeys can’t fly on planes: Learning about migration through the stories of children from a South Sudanese background <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> Anna Dollard Margaret Robson Kett Mary Tomsic Copyright (c) 2019 2019-05-31 2019-05-31 17 1 Windows and mirrors: visibility and representation in Australian LGBTQIA+ YA fiction <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> Nell Day Copyright (c) 2019 2019-05-31 2019-05-31 17 1 Hear ye! Hear ye!: Stories, fake news and information <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> Barbara Combes Copyright (c) 2019 2019-05-31 2019-05-31 17 1 IFLA – the Global Voice of Libraries <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> Christine Mackenzie Copyright (c) 2019 2019-05-31 2019-05-31 17 1 My IFLA congress experience <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> Margaret Sinnott Copyright (c) 2019 2019-05-31 2019-05-31 17 1 Do libraries and teacher librarians have the solution to the long-term English language learner problem? <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> Stephen Krashen Copyright (c) 2019 2019-05-31 2019-05-31 17 1 Social and emotional learning in the school library <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> Carol A. Gordon Copyright (c) 2019 2019-05-31 2019-05-31 17 1 The Canadian school libraries research toolkit: Supporting practitioner research for the school library learning commons <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> Anita Brooks Kirkland Copyright (c) 2019 2019-05-31 2019-05-31 17 1 Towards a better online life – reflections on the March conference <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> Sue Osborne Copyright (c) 2019 2019-05-31 2019-05-31 17 1 PatchWord quilt: Creating stories through art <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> Angela Mare Copyright (c) 2019 2019-05-31 2019-05-31 17 1 Reviews <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> Ruth Woolven Copyright (c) 2019 2019-05-31 2019-05-31 17 1 Horizons <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="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="s3"><strong></strong></span></a></p> Robin Zeidler Copyright (c) 2019 2019-05-31 2019-05-31 17 1