ReaLM April Update

'Libraries, Literacy & You' Seminar Day - 12th June 2015

The latest confirmed speakers:

Nicola Daly - Senior Lecturer in the Arts and Language Education department of the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Nicola is passionate about New Zealand children’s picture books and interested in how they reflect the national identity of New Zealanders. She helped create the website and will share how it was developed, the purpose of the site and why the promotion of picture books to all ages is so important.

Matt McGregor - Public Lead for Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand. Matt will present about copyright law as it affects the education and library sectors and how Creative Commons Aotearoa helps people share their copyright works for reuse by others.

Clare Forrest - Library Manager at Raroa Intermediate School. Claire will talk through how she created a successful online presence for her library through developing a website and blog.

The 'Libraries, Literacy & You' Seminar Day 2015 - line up of confirmed speakers:

Paul Adamson - Author and Guidance Counselor at Wairarapa College

Nicola Daly - Senior Lecturer in Language and Literacy Education at Waikato University

Clare Forrest - Library Manager at Raroa Intermediate School

David Hill - Author, journalist, reviewer and playwright

Des Hunt - Author, presenter and champion of young writers

Matt McGregor - Public Lead at Creative Commons Aotearoa

Costs: $125pp (Early-bird special: $100pp - Register before 22nd May)

Register NOW at

'Libraries, Literacy & You' Seminar Day

Friday, June 12th, 8am

Albany Drive

Palmerston North

Venue: Massey University Sport & Rugby Institute

Free all day parking available

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.