Amanda Credaro, J.P.
B.Sc., M.App.Sci., M.Ed.
Based in Sydney, Australia

Education History
Employment History
Achievements 2000 to 2003
Pro Bono Work
Recent Presentations Delivered
Awards and Nominations
Recent (Print) Publishing History
Websites Constructed
Selections of sites quoting Amanda Credaro
International Recognition of Major Publication, Warrior Librarian Weekly





Lithgow High School 1968-1973 Higher School Certificate
University of Sydney 1974-1977 B.Sc.(Double Major in Geology)
University of Sydney 1978 Grad. Dip. Education (Secondary Science)
Charles Sturt University 1997-2000 (part time) M. Ed. (I.T. in Education)
Charles Sturt University 1999 (full time study) M.Applied Science(Teacher Librarianship)





Mining Industry 1979-1985
  • Penarroya (1979-81)
    Administrative Geologist
  • Amax (1981-83)
  • Australian Diatomite Mining (1983-85)
    Chief Geologist
NSW Dept. of Education 1985-1998
Science Teacher:
  • Riverstone High School (1985-91)
  • Shoalhaven High School (1992-96)
  • Rooty Hill High School (1997-98)
*** 1999 Full-time study; Charles Sturt University,
Masters Degree
Parramatta Catholic Education Office 2000 Teacher Librarian:
Christ Catholic College - Loyola (Senior) Campus
NSW Dept. of Education 2001-current
  • 2001: Richmond High School (Teacher Librarian)
  • 2002: Term 1 - Nirimba College - Seven Hills Campus (TL)
Temporary Positions
  • 2002: Term 3 - Marayong Public School (TL)
  • 2002: Term 4 - Western Institute of TAFE Library (Librarian)
  • 2003: Term 1 & 2 - Project Officer, HSC-Online
  • 2003: Term 3, 2003 to present - Project Officer, Center for Learning Innovation, OTEN, NSW Department of Education.


Click here to read the Record of Achievements as a Teacher Librarian, 2000 to 2002.


"Information Specialist" Virtual Reference Desk (US Department of Education)
Database Creator and Administrator Australian Relief and Casual School Library Staff
Editor Open Directory Project
  • Reference: Knowledge Management: Organisations
  • Science: Educational Resources
Computer Tutor Computer Pals (Seniors Online)





Workshop: The guide is learning - Library user actions and interactions October 22, 2004 Australian School Library Association (NSW Branch)
State Conference "The Tide is Turning"
Parramatta, NSW
Keynote: Warrior Librarianship: Is there any correlation with real life? June, 2004 School Library Association of Queensland
Annual Conference "Flagging the Future"
Gold Coast, Queensland
Workshop: Quick and easy webquests March 2, 2004 Combined Districts Teacher Librarians'
Network (Mt Druitt-Blacktown-Penrith)
  • Keynote Address: Ozzie Kids @ the School Library
  • Workshop 1: This is Serious: Theraputic Humor for LMS.
  • Workshop 2: 10 Steps to a Successful School Library.
October 1 - 4, 2003 Minesotta Educational Media Organization (MEM0)
Annual Conference "Celebrating the Challenge"
Fargo, North Dakota, USA
Workshop: Affective Domain Issues for Library Professionals October 25, 2002 Australian School Library Association (NSW Branch) state conference, Wollongong.
Workshop: Deep Web Searching July, 2001 Teaching Staff:
Richmond High School
Demonstration: End Processing:
Latest Techology
June, 2001 Combined Districts Teacher Librarians'
Network (Mt Druitt-Blacktown-Penrith)
Workshop: MacquarieNet- Online database usage March, 2001 Teaching Staff, Richmond High School
Presentation: The Role of the Teacher Librarian February, 2001 Executive Staff, Richmond High School
Workshop: Online Databases - Value for Money? May, 2000 Parramatta CEO Secondary Teacher Librarians
Demonstration: Online Conferencing - An Alternative to Traditional Professional Development September, 2000 Parramatta CEO Secondary Teacher Librarians Network
Workshop: Interactive Worksheets for Teachers December, 2000 School Staff, Loyola Campus,
Christ Catholic College
Workshop: Effective Internet Search Strategies December, 2000 School Staff, Loyola Campus,
Christ Catholic College





2002: Nominated for "Shared Learning Award" Global SchoolNet Foundation This award "recognises current K-12 classroom teachers, media specialists, and other school-based educators who have distinguished themselves in the area of online shared learning." Click here to read testimonials.
2001: Winner of "Golden Web Award" International Association of Web Masters and Designers This award "is presented to those sites whose web design, originality and content have achieved levels of excellence deserving of recognition."


January, 2005: A library secret Library Media Connection 23:4, p 43.

December, 2004: Losing the plot: Workplace stress in Australian school libraries. Access. 18:4, pp 17-22.

November, 2004: Language, literacy & lunacy. Directions in Education. 13:21, p1.

November 2004: Walking through the Valley of the Shadow of Happy Talk: Beyond the standard book review. Library Media Connection. 43:3, p51.

August, 2004: Balancing the books. Directions in Education (newsletter of the Australian Council of Educational Leaders) 13:14, pp 2-3.

August, 2004: Haunted, taunted but undaunted: Educational technology in practice. Principal Matters. pp 34-36.

June, 2004: Politically Correct Library Terms for the 21st Century. Teacher & Librarian 154, p17.

May, 2004: Recruiting Staff for Innovative Change. Principal Matters 59, May, 2004, pp 39-40.

April, 2004:Global Literacy in the 21st Century.Editorial Eye 27 (4), pp 1-4.

January, 2004:Books and Editing for the 21st Century. Editorial Eye, 27 (1), pp 1-4.

August, 2003: Management Models. The Real Sheet. (Newsletter of the Boston Public Library's Professional Staff Association.)

July, 2003: How to have a successful meeting. In Brief. (Quarterly journal of the International Association of Legal Secretaries.)V25, pp 25-26.

June, 2003: Authors: The verso side of the writing profession. U*N*A*B*A*S*H*E*D* Librarian. 127. pp19-20.

June, 2003:Reprint (with permission) of Genesis of an Electronic Journal. Minnesotta Media, V23, pp 16-19.

May, 2003: Warrior Librarian Weekly: The Genesis of an Electronic Journal. Shy Librarian (ISSN: 1542-5495; Circulation = 11,000 public libraries in USA), Summer 2003 3(2). pp 6-8 plus Back Cover.

May, 2003: Libraries: Gardens for the Intellect. U*N*A*B*A*S*H*E*D* Librarian 126. pp14-15.

April, 2003: Authentic Assessment for Computer Coordinators Accepted for publication by Information Transfer (Journal of the NSW Computers in Education Group)

March, 2003: Biblia’s Guide to Warrior Librarianship. (monograph, 160 pages) ISBN 1-59158-002-1

March, 2003: Modelling Reading for Pleasure: Some Alternative Approaches. Library Media Connection 21 (6), pp 28-29.

February, 2003: Evaluating Library Assessors. Library Media Connection 21(5) pp 45-46.

January, 2003: Guide To Children’s Literature: Recommended Titles For Socially Responsible Libraries. The Unabashed Librarian 125, pp 5-6. Reprinted with permission.

January, 2003: Teen Reads: It’s all in the packaging. Library Media Connection 21(4) p30.

December, 2002: Guide to Children’s Literature: Recommended titles for socially responsible Libraries. Teacher and Librarian 148 pp 24-25.

November, 2002: Computer Error Messages: Omissions and Additions. American Libraries 33(10) p 36. (Journal of the American Library Association)

November, 2002: School Library Websites: More than Clix and Pix? Orana 38(3), pp 20 - .21

November, 2002: Now we’ve got the Internet, why do we still need school libraries? Principal Matters (Journal of the Australian Secondary Principals’ Association) Issue 53, pp 35 – 36.

October, 2002. The Evolution of Educational Technology. Information Transfer 22(3) pp 8 – 12.

October 2002. Preventing Plagiarism: The parity between Print and Digital. The Editorial Eye 25(10). [Cover Story] pp 1 – 4.

September 2002: Ghosts of Technology Past. (Reprinted by permission) Teacher & Librarian 147. pp 15 – 17.

July 2002: Libraries 101. The Unabashed Librarian ISSN 0049-514X. Issue 123 (2002). pp 17-18.

June 2002: Using Technology to Counter Plagiarism in the Digital Environment: Discouraging “Cut and Paste” Paradigms. Information Transfer (Journal of the NSW Computers in Education Group) ISSN 0813-4871 22(2), pp 8-11.

May 2002: Fictional Titles. The Book Report 21(1), pp 36-37. ISSN 0731-4388

May 2002: Dear Biblia: Advice for Practicing Librarians. The Shy Librarian 2(2).

March 2002: A Day in the Life of Amanda Credaro. Teacher & Librarian 145. pp 17-19.

December 2001: Abrada Cadastre: Political Awareness of the Role of School Libraries in Education. Orana (Journal of the Australian Library and Information Association, School Library Branch) 37(3). pp 8-9.

November 2001: Biblia. School Library Journal November 2001. p. 26.

March 2001: Double Jeopardy: Censorship in School Libraries. Orana (Journal of the Australian Library Association, School Libraries Division), 37(1), pp 4-8.

December 2000: Seeking a Classical Symbol for Contemporary Teacher Librarianship. Teacher and Librarian (Journal of the Australian School Library Association, NSW Branch) No: 140, (Special Edition) pp 74-76




Charles Sturt University Leadership Annotated Bibliographies
EdDirect Online Leadership Conference
Blacktown City Library Searching the Internet Tutorial
Community Service Australian Casual and Relief
School Library Staff Database
Christ Catholic College Library Website
Richmond High School Library Website
Dr R.J. Dubow Online C.V.
Yolande Dubow, Lawyer Online C.V
Sydney Independent Catholic Colleges: Rugby League News Sport Information
Global Library Community
Warrior Librarian Weekly

Awarded a Golden Web Award by the
International Association of Web Masters and Designers.

Click here for sample list of organisations that link to this website.
  • UNESCO Libraries: Featured Website of the Month (October, 2002)
  • USA Today: Hot Site of the Day (November 19, 2002)
  • Library Juice: Homepage of the Week (April 20, 2002)
  • School Library Journal Online: Website of the Week (March, 2002)
  • School Library Journal: Website of the Month (January, 2001)

Who has quoted me on the Web?



School Library Journal Web Site of the Month: Commendation on assisting with morale issues.
Sydney Morning Herald Letters to the Editor: Comment on reasons for shortage of qualified teachers, particularly in the IT area.
International Association of School Libraries International School Library Day Reports: Description of activities at the workplace on this day.
The School Daily
  • Teachers as Leaders
    • Net-E-Kit(Email Manners)
    • Technology Lesson with a Difference
Winmallee High School Writing Bibliographies: Student Advice and examples.
Council of School Library Associations of South Australia Inc Online Database: Notification to other staff.
O'Connell Centre Updates for ACT Schools: Notification to staff of website on school libraries.
Springfield Convent Junior School (USA) Useful Reference Sites: Quoted personal recommendation for Internet resource
Barrack Heights Public School Search Tips: Acknowledgement of contribution.
The School Daily Online Using Latin in Everyday English

Created and Maintained by
A.B. Credaro
Updated January 8, 2005