Clipping for NCACL

Clipping for NCACL

An existing NCACL volunteer lured me into clipping.
Clippers can live anywhere & clip at any time and place.

Clippers visually scan for, collect & forward articles for inclusion in the NCACL Collection. And of course, this extends to collecting ephemera & books.

Key attributes

  • an understanding of the importance of literature in the development of a child;
  • interested in just about everything: society, environment, dominant & non-dominant cultures, live performance, science, technology…
  • a treasure-hunting mindset. Clippings, ephemera & books can be found in the most unlikely places, even household hard rubbish on footpaths awaiting Council collection.

Sources for my clippings

  • issue/demographic-based periodicals (The Senior, Aboriginal Way, City of West Torren’s Talking Points, The Big Issue, Kiddo). I lament the demise of our free local newspapers;
  • visits to local art & craft galleries & cafes, community information boards, libraries;
  • the annual Adelaide Fringe, WOMAD & Adelaide Festival of Arts Writers Week programs, & Book Week.
  • Mass circulation newspapers can be a source of clippings but I prefer to see my news stories via internet sources…. and so….

I have evolved into an E-Clipper, collecting digital articles.
These are forwarded in their digital form to my NCACL contact who transforms them into paper-based resources for the Collection.

Sources for my e-clipping include

  • Facebook pages (NITV, State Library of SA, Royal Australian Mint);
  • websites (yarn – the marketplace for authentic Australian First Nations Collaborations and Products which has community partners including Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation);
  • ABC news app;
  • e-newsletters (Weekend Notes – covering things to do in SA, ABC Rural Newsletter).

E-clipper hard at work

Finding e-clippings for the NCACL Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander Resource is really special, especially when they report the work of young people in remote areas.

Kellis Dare Lawrie created a picture book in Pitjantjatjara language
APY Lands school student illustrates picture book to boost First Nation language literacy among remote kids
ABC North and West SA / By Bethanie Alderson
Posted Tue 9 Aug 2022 at 1:16pm Tuesday 9 Aug 2022 at 1:16pm, updated Tue 9 Aug 2022 at 1:26pm

Why support this NCACL role?

There is pleasure in

  • supporting children’s literature which is essential for children to become independent, respectful thinkers with resilient emotional wellbeing;
  • finding something unexpected in the oddest of places;
  • maintaining my brain health;
  • feeling part of the NCACL team;
  • supporting authors & illustrators, especially self-publishers. NCACL may be unaware of a book, illustrator or author until a clipping arrives;
  • saving the evidence of changes in our society;
  • fleshing out the content of a book with the story behind the piece of literature & artwork.

Dad’s picture book about son breaks down barriers about disability, spreads message of acceptance
ABC Eyre Peninsula / By Brooke Neindorf and Jodie Hamilton
Posted Thu 9 Feb 2023 at 8:40am Thursday 9 Feb 2023 at 8:40am, updated Thu 9 Feb 2023 at 9:50am

Pam Quick

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