School Library Association of Queensland

Teacher Librarian Campaign for 2012 State Election

INTERVIEWS
Interview with SLAQ President, Toni Leigh on ABC 612 with Steve Austin 14 March 2012
BLOGS
School Libraries under Threat
Are school students learning how to use technology or just playing games?

CORRESPONDENCE
Letter to Director-General Department of Education and Training from SLAQ President
Response from Assistant Director-General Information and Technologies and Chief Information Officer Department of Education and Training
SUMMARY OF RESPONSES
GREENS: 5
INDEPENDENTS: 1
KATTER'S AUSTRALIAN PARTY: 8
ALP: 5
LNP: 7
NQP:1

CAMPAIGN DETAILS
We are sending emails to as many candidates as possible before the 24 March state election. This will be for their education and so that we can advise our members and friends of school libraries which candidates support quality school libraries in Queensland schools.

Candidates are more likely to give considered responses to their own electorate constituents, so please write to the candidates in your electorate now.

Here is a you can use or adapt.

You can find your electorate here.

You can find your candidates here.

Please forward any responses to the SLAQ office E: slaq@brisnet.com.au
Fax: 07 3207 7257 Tel: 0400 937 089
PO Box 5193 Victoria Point Q 4165

Your responses will be posted in the Candidate Responses section.

Some of the questions we are asking the candidates:

  • We wish to know if you will stand up for the profession of teacher librarianship and its value in building a literate and information literate nation?
  • Do you support the staffing, in the library, of every state school with the full time equivalent of a qualified teacher librarian?
  • Do you support the development of state standards for school library staffing and funding?
  • Will you support for sponsorship in TL tertiary training courses of the number of places needed for the FTE of a qualified TL in every state school?
  • Do you support collection of state data on school library staffing, funding, and scheduling, through requiring thorough and consistent collection by Education Queensland?
  • Do you support development of leadership programs through Education Queensland and through the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership in best practice in administering school library programs and developing excellence in teacher librarians?
  • Will you include a statement of support in your education platform for well-staffed and funded 21st century school libraries for Australia�s students?