Your School Library

Barbara Braxton

Associate Member

Teaching has been my passion since I was very small, but after 22 years in the primary school classroom I finally found my niche – teacher librarianship. In 2000 I graduated with my M.Ed (TL) from Charles Sturt University (Australia) and since then I have completed another Masters in the field; been the global co-ordinator for International School Library Day for five years; and written a number of professional articles including having a regular column in Teacher Librarian and three books about information literacy published by Macmillan Education. I have also received some national and international awards for my work including Dromkeen National Librarian of the Year 2003 for my contribution to children’s literacy.

Although I have mostly retired from the school-based situation I find myself just as involved as ever in teacher librarianship, often in a mentoring role. I am committed to getting information literacy recognised as an across-curriculum perspective that will underpin the new national Australian curriculum but I am also embarking on another Masters degree, this one having a specific focus on children’s literature.