Term 1 Workshop, SLANZA Waikato/BOP

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Modern Library Learning Environments (MLLEs)

Friday, March 7th, 9am-2:30pm

6 Collins Road


(Melville High School)

Cost: $50 SLANZA Members, $60 Non-members

Please bring cash or cheques: we provide receipts, but we do not invoice schools.

RSVP by Monday 3 March to Jan Mathews, Melville High School

Ph: 07 843 4529 Fax: 07 843 1596

Email: mh@melville-high.school.nz

Please advise if you have any dietary requirements

Please register as early as possible. We expect to have high interest in this topical course.

  • Come and hear enthusiastic speakers inspire you with a range of library ideas, including Modern Library Learning Environments, a hot new topic in librarianship (http://bit.ly/1cXzfPm).
  • Meet our vibrant new SLANZA President.
  • Catch up with your fellow librarians from around the region.


9.00am - 9.15am - Registration - coffee available

9.30am - 11.00am - Get with the Programme! Bridget Schaumann

SLANZA President, Librarian and Careers Advisor at The King’s High School in Dunedin tells us… “School libraries are not your Mother’s school libraries. Schools are not your Dad’s schools. Imagine a world where the curriculum never changed, where we used 90s technology and ideology. Would you want your kids to go to a school like that? Don’t you expect that your schools will keep up? Well, here is a searching question. Are you the kind of librarian that existed in the 90s? Or are you changing with the curriculum and with the environment you work in as the demands on it change? As the world changes so must we, but it doesn’t have to be scary and it should be fun. Let’s look at some of the new ways we can engage with students and staff and be firmly located in the new learning world and not stuck in the old ways. Libraries are more than just about the books and reading, they are about multiple uses, multiple ways of doing things, being flexible and adaptable and most of all somewhere that our users want to be - staff and students.” Bring your questions…

10:30am - 11.00am - Morning tea (included in registration)

11.30am - 12.15pm - The Strategic Librarian: Adrienne Hannan

Children’s and Youth Services Coordinator at Wellington City Libraries is also a soldier in the NZ Army. She says: “Being a soldier has given me useful skills and knowledge, and a mental-toughness that translates well into a library environment. The military gets the job done despite the odds and setbacks because the consequences of not achieving the objective can be catastrophic. We receive skilled training to realise, interpret and understand the mission and to achieve it -handy skills in a library setting, where budgets and resources can be tight.” Adrienne will discuss how the 10 commandments of manoeuvre warfare can create a useful mindset and action-points for achieving your objectives. There will be time for participant discussion.

12.15pm - 1.15pm - Lunch (included in registration)

1.15pm - 2.30pm - Modern Library Learning Environments: Claire Amos and Georgi de Stigter

What does a Modern Library Learning Environment look, feel and sound like? Claire Amos is Deputy Principal at Hobsonville Point Secondary School, newly opened this year. She is well-known for her passion for and commitment to Teaching as Inquiry, leading change and e-learning. Claire will discuss how a future-focussed library fits within the wider context of Hobsonville Point Secondary School, and Georgi, Hobsonville Point’s Library Leader, will talk about how the vision of the library space is realised in the physical space.


The Waikato/Bay of Plenty region of the School Library Association of New Zealand (SLANZA) aims to provide events and share information with school librarians in the area. We welcome new members.