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Softlink congratulates outstanding teacher librarians on World Teachers' Day


Softlink joins in today's World Teachers' Day celebrations, to acknowledge the ongoing achievements of all teacher librarians across the globe.

Oxford, UK (PRWEB UK) 26 October 2012

Softlink International CEO, Kim Duffy said Softlink extended special congratulations to 2012 Librarian of the Year award winners:

  •     Alinda Sheerman, Broughton Anglican College, Menangle Park, New South Wales – the Australian School Library Association (ASLA), 2012 Australian Teacher Librarian of the Year; and
    Nancy Everhart, Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, Florida State University – International Association of School Librarianship, School Librarianship Award Winner 2012.


Softlink also acknowledges the ASLA state and territory nominees:

  •     Susan Busch, Bundaberg North State School, Queensland;
  •     Karen Mutton, Saint David's Parish School, South Australia; and
  •     Kathy Norton, MacKillop Catholic College.

Kim said “Sofltink congratulates all winners and nominees, whose efforts exemplify the commitment of librarians across the world to improve literacy and learning outcomes.

“Softlink has partnered with teacher librarians for more than 28 years.

“Continually, year after year, we see teacher librarians inspire others through their innovation while overcoming significant challenges such as the current trend of diminishing resources.

“Yet, despite the pressures of having to do more with less, these incredibly resourceful individuals are striving ahead. They are leading their school's student engagement and digital revolution strategies through progressive and interactive knowledge hubs.”

“We are dedicated to supporting teacher librarians with the ongoing development of integrated knowledge management for physical and electronic resources on digital devices for anywhere, anytime delivery,” Kim said.

Softlink, global supplier of leading knowledge, content and library management solutions, is committed to literacy and learning in schools and an official sponsor of the National Year of Reading 2012. The company is also a strong industry advocate, undertaking and promoting key finding of the annual Australian School Library Survey.

More than 50% of Australian school libraries use Softlink's solutions including Oliver and Oliver Jnr for primary schools. Softlink has supported more than 10,000 organisations across 108 countries for nearly 30 years.

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