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Exact Editions has partnered with 39 publishers to assemble a showcase of 156 books that span a wide variety of content addressing the urgent and important challenge of climate change. These books are fully-searchable and freely-available to all institutions for 26 days starting on the 28th of October 2021: Virtual Book Showcase
This Coffee and Chat session focuses on practical strategies that help students transition from well-known series or titles, to books they may not have come across before. How can we help students to take risks in their reading yet sustain a love of reading that is often sparked by the Harry Potters or Percy Jacksons of the world? Leah Rose has had a decade working as a Library Technician in a co-educational K-12 school. She has worked with books for around 20 years and has a passion for children’s and YA literature. Leah will spend a short time presenting different ways she supports the TLs and students in recommending and reading new books. We will also have the opportunity to chat about how we are welcoming students back this term and look forward to sharing and taking away some fabulous ideas we can use in our own libraries.
Register now at: Coffee and Chat - Non-Teaching School Library SIG - Term 4 2021
If so, join the SLANSW Research Special Interest Group for an informal discussion on how practitioner research can help turn your educational hunches into evidence-based practice and how to use that evidence to support your library’s services and resources.
Bring your preferred drink and nibbles along at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 20thOctober to get some ideas or share your ideas with others.
Register now at: https://www.slansw.net.au/event-4515092
What is it and why do our students need it?
Presented by Judith Wakeman
Judith’s research into the positive correlation between reading fiction and the wellbeing of young adults began with a chance conversation in mid 2018. Since then she has read thousands of pages of research and consolidated and shared her findings on her blog at Read4life.today, contributed to the Humanities on the Brink symposium hosted by Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment and UCSA (available on YouTube), and submitted a chapter for inclusion in an upcoming publication entitled Literature for Change. Before becoming a teacher librarian, Judith was a teacher of mathematics and information technology in secondary and tertiary settings. She has studied across all areas of the natural sciences, including meteorology and climatology, and has an ongoing interest in psychology and philosophy. She is also an avid reader of young adult literature and Cli-Fi.
Judith has generously prepared an article for SLANSW, in preparation for an Online Meet-Up.
Cli-Fi EEV for SLANSW Reframing young peoples responses to climate change.pdf
SLANSW Members will have recently received an email inviting them to attend the 2021 SLANSW Annual General Meeting.
The AGM is to take place on Saturday 4th September 2021 at 12.40pm.
The SLANSW Member email contains links to:
There are a number of positions to be declared vacant at the AGM, please consider nominating to join our Committee. Those members wishing to represent their regions, please visit our website for the latest information: https://www.slansw.net.au/committee.
In the lead up to CBCA Book Week 2021, Story Box Library is releasing CBCA shortlisted titles from the Early Childhood, Picture Book and New Illustrator categories, and dedicated activities for kids. Find stories via the ‘CBCA Shortlist 2021’ filter option on the website.
With engaging story reads from well-known storytellers, Story Box Library’s CBCA story reads will also be accompanied by Auslan translations, in a project assisted through a Telematics Trust grant.
Story Box Library has designed a special collection of ready-made activities for digital and print use, aligning with the CBCA Book Week 2021 theme ‘Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds’ and linking to story reads. Designed to be used independently by children, making reading fun for kids of all ages, and encouraging deeper learning and connection with the stories, activities are available to download here via the website.
This next SLANSW professional learning summit provides participants with the opportunity to engage in a number of workshops, closely linked to the keynote presentation themes of how young people operate in a digital world and how to design online surveys. These themes will be explored to support reading programs in our schools. The SLANSW Micro-credentialling group will present a panel discussion and provide a Q&A opportunity for participants.
To explore more about our Professional Learning Summit or to register, please visit Digital Design & Delivery
Did you know that one of the benefits of membership is access to an extensive suite of archived Online Meet-up recordings and resources?
Not a current member?
Why not view this recording as a way to see one of the great benefits of being a SLANSW member. This Online Meet-up was presented to members to showcase evidence-based practice in action.
The session was presented by Helen Stower who is the Programme Leader of Information Services & iCentre at Mt Alvernia College in Kedron, Qld.
One of the cornerstone programs in the Mt Alvernia iCentre is the literature promotion program called Campfire. This program is run formally in Year 7 & 8. The program is well received at the school and the TL team at Mt Alvernia had some great anecdotal feedback about our Campfire sessions.
They also had loan statistics that showed Campfire sessions have dramatically increased the number of books borrowed by students. But is a book borrowed a book read?
It had long been Helen's concern that the TL team did not have any hard evidence that the program has merit and is beneficial to the literacy outcomes of our students. Throughout 2018, the Mt Alvernia TL team endeavoured to gather such evidence. This project is a work in progress and this presentation shares what they have learned so far.
To find out more about joining, visit our Membership page.
Join us on Saturday 5th June as we take a deep dive into the priority skills of information fluency using the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum’s (ESIFC) scope and sequence, and discover the power of graphic organizers to guide students as they learn new inquiry skills. You will also be invited to start your own re-imagination journey by glimpsing Stripling’s newest areas of investigation and having an opportunity to develop your own practice in small-group collaboration with colleagues.
Goal for this Workshop
You will discover aspects of inquiry-based teaching and learning that will enable you to continue on your own path to agency and leadership for your school community, through:
* Teaching Deep Reading During Inquiry
* Nurturing the Whole Child Through Inquiry
* Fostering Social and Emotional Growth
* Developing Student Agency
You will explore how teacher librarians can foster an inquiry stance in students that propels and supports their independent reading and learning.
You will be given the opportunity to:
* re-imagine your path toward inquiry-based teaching and learning by fostering both inquiry process and stance
* form a plan framed by key values
* collaboratively draft a plan that builds on current efforts and strengthens inquiry using an information fluency lens.
To register for the ISS package or for this session with
Dr Barbara Stripling, please visit: Events
Dr Barbara Stripling, recently retired, has had a long career in the library profession, including positions as Director of Library Services for the New York City schools, a school library media specialist and school district director of libraries in Arkansas, a library grant program director in Tennessee, and Senior Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Practice in the School of Information Studies, Syracuse University. Barb has written or edited numerous books and articles and is the creator of the Stripling Model of Inquiry. Stripling has recently developed and published (in April 2019) a re-imagined version of the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum, a PK-12 continuum of the skills that teacher librarians teach to empower students to be lifelong learners. Stripling has served the profession as president of the American Association of School Librarians (1986-1987), president of the New York Library Association (2016-2017), president of the American Library Association (2013-2014), and current president of the Freedom to Read Foundation (2020-).
To explore more about our International Speaker Series 2021 or to register;
visit our events page.
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