Presented by Lori Korodaj
Teacher Librarian at Lake Tuggeranong College and Adjunct Lecturer for the School of Information Studies, Charles Sturt University.
Beyond day to day service provision, teaching of information and digital literacy skills, and resource transaction, the school library is often a ‘safe space’ for our students and even our staff (teaching and admin). During this session, Lori will explore the concepts of school library as ‘third space’ and supporter of ‘social capital’ and pinpoint those who may access the library in this way. Along the way, she will also explore how the teacher librarian and members of the library team take part in creating this supportive space (in school and in a virtual environment) and provide practical examples/scenarios from her own school library space and practice.
Lori is a teacher librarian with over 25 years of experience in Australia and overseas, in school (K-12) and public libraries. As part of her teaching role, Lori has worked in student wellbeing and as a year co-ordinator. Lori is currently teacher librarian at Lake Tuggeranong College (Yr 11-12) and Adjunct Lecturer for the School of Information Studies, Charles Sturt University. She has represented her profession nationally as an Australian School Library Association (ASLA) director and has published work in Australian Teacher Magazine, SCAN, and ACCESS. Lori has delivered professional learning at ASLA conferences, via webinar, and most recently at the National Education Summit in Brisbane. Professional passions: providing staff and students with a safe space socially and emotionally, providing professional learning to colleagues, advocacy for the importance of teacher librarians in schools, educational technology, and mentoring up and coming teacher librarians.
About SLANSW Online Meet-Ups
The meet-ups are currently not accredited by NESA, but qualify as Teacher Identified Professional Development (TIPD). The one-hour meet-ups will take place in SLANSW's Zoom conference room and comprise:
- 30-minute presentation
- 15-minute Q&A with the presenter/s
- 15-minute facilitated discussion between attendees.
A maximum of 100 places are available for each meet-up, so get your registrations in ASAP.
Participation in SLANSW online meet-ups is at no cost to members. Non-members may access the meet-ups for $35 per session.
The one-hour meet-up takes place in SLANSW's Zoom conference room.
Those who register for this event will receive an email within 24 hours before the event, with details to access this online session.