‘Net News: 4th June 2012

1. The 2012 Melbourne Writers Festival Schools Program is out.  If you want to get yourstudents to an array of workshops and presentations by top flight Australian authors, you’ll need to book early at the MWF website.

2.  Aussie students show their Net worth. It looks like Australian teenagers are world beaters when it comes to digital literacy. A  survey of 15 year olds from nineteen OECD countries places us second, after South Korea. Read more, here.

Our principals are also visiting Finland – which has a population roughly the size of Victoria – to see how they do things there. This article from The Age tells what they’ve discovered.

3. A new trend in libraries from Belgium?

Not really news, but for those librarians and readers who want to expand their horizons, here’a one of a series of pictures of an ‘outside’ library, handily situated next to a vineyard …

4. A reminder that the entries for the National Year of Reading’s Read This! creative reading competition have now closed.  There was an impressive array of entries, and the judging process has now begun.The winners will be announced on June 26 on the Centre for Youth Literature’s insideadog.com.au website, and also on the National Year of Reading’s website.

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