Who do I ask?

Department of Education ITS and TALIS Support

IT Support (ITS)

Systems Support & Delivery

Libraries Tasmania Cataloguing Help

Department of Education libraries

LINC Tasmania

LINC Tasmania is a network of public, reference and specialist Tasmanian libraries and archives. Members can borrow material and access a range of online resources including books, comics, magazines, films, newspapers and music. Information about eResources for school is available ADD Additional information re LINC for schools (link)

Aboriginal Education Resource Centre

This library offers a statewide lending and research service, with a focus on Aboriginal Studies and indigenous cultures and issues. It provides a reply-paid mail service to schools outside the Hobart CBD. Membership of the library is open to all schools K-12 and anyone with an interest in indigenous issues.

EAL Library

The EAL Collection provides a centralised collection of resources focusing on English as an Additional Language. It offers a statewide lending and research service to DoE EAL teachers, mainstream teachers of EAL students and EAL students from prep to Grade 12. Patrons wishing to borrow material must be enrolled members of the service.

Learning Services North library

Learning Services North, based at Newstead Campus, provides a collection of professional support material focusing on educational theory and practice. In order to borrow Learning Services Support material, patrons must be enrolled borrowers. Membership is open to all employees of the Department of Education.

Email and Facebook groups

School Library Tidbits

A Facebook page for school library staff to share information and advice.

A Tasmanian-based and focused email forum established to provide a means of communication, education and support for library staff in all library arenas across the state.


This is a listserv for the Australian teacher-librarian community. Conversation focuses on topics of interest to school library staff, including the latest issues and developments that relate to, and impact on, school library services, operations and activities.


An email-based list community set up to encourage and facilitate discussions about informaation technology in Tasmanian schools.

Professional organisations

Australian School Library Association (ASLA)

ASLA is the peak professional body providing leadership and support for school libraries and the promotion of school librarianship in Australia. The website contains a range of useful information, resources, publications and policy templates.

Regular meetings on a school library focused theme are held in different libraries. They are a great way to meet, share and gain ideas. All school library staff are welcome. ASLA membership not required.


Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)

ALIA is the national professional organisation for the Australian library and information services sector. It produces a range of schools specific info on the ncludes an ALIA Schools

Regular events are held. They are a great way to meet, share and gain ideas. All school library staff are welcome. ALIA membership not required.

Contact: Jill Denholm

Childrens Book Council of Australia (CBCA)

The CBCA is a national not for profit, volunteer run organisation which aims to engage the community with literature for young Australians. The CBCA organises the annual Book Week celebration, which includes presentations to authors who have written books judged to have literary merit. Reading Time Online includes reviews, interviews, booklists and articles relating to the children's book world.

The CBCA Tasmanian Branch holds local events, have their own website and social media.

International Association of School Librarianship (IASL)

IASL provides an international forum for people interested in promoting effective school library programs to support the educational process. It provides guidance and advice for the development of school library programs and the school library profession.

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

IFLA is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession. It produces the IFLA School Library Guidelines.