'Libraries, Literacy & You' 2016

ReaLM Seminar Day - Update #2

The latest confirmed speakers

We are delighted to confirm the following speakers for 2016:


Liz Kane (RT: Lit) and Deb Fitzgerald (Resource Teachers of Literacy) Liz and Deb as literacy specialists will share the work they have been doing to support Dyslexic and struggling readers.


Paul Beavis - Paul will talk about his ten year journey from graphic designer to published author/illustrator with Gecko Press.


ReaLM Talks - This year we have librarians from various sectors sharing about their Personal Learning Networks and how we can all develop and utilise them to further our professional growth.


Register NOW to take advantage of our Early Bird Special which closes on Friday 20th May.


Find out more here: http://manawaturealm.weebly.com/register.html

The 'Libraries, Literacy & You' Seminar Day 2016 - line up of confirmed speakers

Join us for a learning filled day of six sessions with engaging and expert speakers to support you and your library.



  • Philippa Werry - Award winning writer of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays for children and young adults
  • Bob Docherty - Literature Consultant and promoter of fiction written for children and young adults
  • Paul Beavis - Award winning Gecko Press published author/illustrator
  • Pamela Jones - District Children's & Young Adult Librarian at South Taranaki District Council and previous book award judge
  • Liz Kane and Deb Fitzgerald - Resource Teacher: Literacy
  • ReaLM Talks - a session highlighting Personal Learning Networks


Find out more here: http://manawaturealm.weebly.com/register.html


Please note: Bob Kerr is now not able to join us for ReaLM 2016 as previously stated in prior correspondence.

ReaLM - Reading and Literacy in Manawatu

ReaLM (Reading and Literacy in Manawatu) is a not-for-profit committee set up by like-minded Manawatu teachers and librarians, working together since 2009.


We aim:

  • To offer Professional Development and networking opportunities for library staff working with children and young adults.
  • To promote reading and literacy in the Manawatu.