Prior to joining Charles Sturt University as lecturer in teacher librarianship, Liz worked as a teacher and teacher librarian in New South Wales and Queensland in a range of primary and secondary schools. Liz also worked at Toowoomba Regional Libraries as Young People’s Librarian. In 2019 Liz was awarded the Queensland School Library Association Teacher-Librarian of the year award for excellence in teacher librarianship demonstrated through innovative professional practice and exemplary contribution to teaching and learning. In 2018, while Head of Library and Information Services at Toowoomba Grammar School, Liz was accepted into the International Boys’ School Coalition’s action research program. Her research topic asked “How can engagement with a diverse range of stories develop adventurous Year 8 readers?”
She has written course material for the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) and taught and marked in various subjects with USQ. With a keen interest in children’s and young adult literature, Liz was the Qld judge for the Children’s Book Council of the Year awards for 2007 and 2008. Liz has reviewed children’s and YA literature for many years for various publications and currently reviews for Magpies Magazine, Reading Time and her own blog, Liz Derouet: Still talking about books.
While Liz’s work at Charles Sturt University is mainly teaching focused, her interest in researching teenage boys and recreational reading continues. Her other interests in children’s and YA literature include postmodern picture books, young adult literature, and the representation of masculinity in contemporary YA fiction. Liz is interested in the teaching and learning of information literacy, in particular the use and transference of these skills by students.
Liz teaches in the Masters of Teacher Librarianship in a range of subjects, including ETL401, Introduction to Teacher Librarianship and ETL402, Literature Across the Curriculum.
Queensland School Library Association
Australian School Library Association
The School Library Association of New South Wales
School Library Association of Victoria
International Association of School Librarianship
Liz currently reviews children’s and YA literature for Magpies and Reading Time.
Derouet, L. (2019). Developing Year 8 boys to become adventurous readers through engagement with diverse stories. In ACCESS.
Derouet, L. (2019). Diversity in children’s literature. In Magpies: Talking about books for young children. 34(5), 10-12.
Derouet, L. (2018). Bookmarkers and Pageturners. In Magpies: Talking about books for young children. 33(2), 22-24.
Derouet, L. (n.d.) Top 100 library Resources. [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://www.softlinkint.com/edu/blog/top-100-library-resources
Derouet, L & Morgan, A. (2013) Graphic novels: Perspectives from two different readers. In Magpies: Talking about books for young children. 28(4), 10-14.
Derouet, L. (2010) Using picture books in middle years classrooms. In Literacy Learning: The Middle Years, 18(1), i-xi.
Derouet, L. (2006) Book talks: engaging the reluctant reader. In Visions of learning: ASLA online II conference proceedings.
Derouet, L. (2004) The power and passion of booktalking. In Access. 18(1). 7-8
Derouet, L. (2004) Handy hints to bring books to life. In Access. 18(1). 9-10