The 2017 Softlink Australian and New Zealand School Library Survey Report

Here are some Key Findings and my comments regarding Strathmore SC 

https://www.softlinkint.com/downloads/2017_Softlink_Australian_and_New_Zealand_School_Library_Survey_Report.pdf 

We are in the 21% of schools whose budget increased

We are now in the 68% of schools that now provide access to the library from outside the school

We are in the 66% of schools that now include eBooks in our collection

We are in the 52% of schools that include eResources (subscription databases) in our collection.

Here is a snapshot of what Library staff believe are the most important services that they offer
1. Providing an engaging & welcoming space for learning & leisure with 63% of respondents indicating that this is an
important or very important service,
2. Developing & managing the schools resource collection with 52% of respondents indicating that this is an
important or very important service,
3. Developing or teaching information literacy programs with 46% of respondents indicating that this is an important
or very important service.

Emerging trends show that Increased Technology integration and Cloud based technologies are the most important. Our shift to the Infiniti system means that we are “on trend”.

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