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You're invited to a morning of Professional Development with

Awesome PD opportunity

If you couldn't make it to the SLANZA conference, or if you're going to conference but you want more, this is the PD event for you!

Join new SLANZA President Bridget Schaumann, Communications leader Lisa Salter, and PD team leader Miriam Tuohy for a morning of fun and learning.


Free for SLANZA Members, Non-members pay just $15 (includes morning tea)

For the full programme, see below.

Manchester Street School, Feilding

Friday, July 19th 2013 at 9:15am-12:30pm

160 Manchester Street, Feilding

Please RSVP by Friday 12th July to Jenny Humphreys (

Bridget Schaumann - How to be a kick-ass librarian

The crux of any librarian's job is to make a difference to the teaching and learning in the school. To provide support for it, to provide resources which support the curriculum and to provide a place which welcomes learners and embraces their new ways of learning. Bridget talks about becoming a kick-ass librarian - getting out of your office, being in the library and being the librarian your teachers and students need you to be. Kick-ass librarians love to share, so there will be audience participation!

Lisa Salter - Books that hook, and new fiction to tempt and extend your readers

They come into the library and challenge you. They ‘hate’ reading. What can you do? What book do you use to try to hook them? Where can you look for support? What if the problem is ability rather than interest? Tried and true suggestions from New Zealand school librarians. Great ideas on where to find ‘what next’ and lists to support you. Books to tempt and extend their reading experiences.

In this session we will look at books and suggestions from Primary through to Year 13, with a focus on those difficult transition Years 6–9.

Miriam Tuohy - Connected Librarians online PD Module #1: Professional reading

Making professional reading an every-day part of your work can help in so many ways - you'll find lots of fresh ideas, inspiring people, great links, awesome book reviews, and so much more. There's a mountain of information on the web to help with your CPD. But where to start? Fear not, SLANZA is here to help! As they say in TV land: "Here's something we've prepared earlier" :-)

Bring Your Own Device preferred but not essential. SLANZA Badges will be awarded!