Lizzy Martin and Gabby Cundy
What are your students' favourite books of 2020? The goal of this Online Meet-up is to provide members with a selection of the best books of the year, ranging from picture books right through to young adult fiction. Special mention will be given to graphic novels and comics. Presenters will also take you through a range of ways in which they promote books within a primary school library context. Time will be given at the end of the meet-up for attendees to share their best books of 2020.
Lizzy Martin is living the professional dream as a primary teacher librarian, combining her two loves of teaching and literature. As a passionate advocate for children's literature, she spends much of her time dreaming of creative and fun ways to engage her students with books and reading. Lizzy's career trajectory into teacher librarianship began when she read Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Since then, she has been patiently waiting for her letter from Hogwarts. This Book Week, her dream finally came true, when one of her students dressed as Hedwig delivered her letter. Lizzy believes there is no better job in the world than helping her students foster a lifelong love of reading.
Gabby Cundy has worked as a library technician for the past several years. Working within a school environment, she has developed a love of Children’s and YA literature, reading as many books as she can to and from work each week. As the library is where she sees herself, she is currently completing her Bachelor of Information Studies (Librarianship) and Masters in Children’s Literature. Helping children and teenagers find a book that they fall in love with is what she wants to do for the rest of her career. Making connections through books and instilling the love of literature so they become lifelong readers brings no greater feeling…even better than the feeling that the first coffee of the day brings!
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.