You are invited to join us for an evening of information, fun and collegial support while you purchase!
Representatives from Scholastic, Penguin, Walker, Allen and Unwin, Macmillanwill all be there - come and hear about what is due to be published and of course have your say about what you think should be published!
Sadly Hachette and Random House can't be there but they will be sending information along to distribute
Tuesday 13th August PaperPlus Merivale Mall From 6pm
Drinks and nibbles provided
25% off books, greeting cards, gifts and stationery - inclusive of personal purchases too! (All discounts exclude products that are already reduced, and also exclude Kobo, Octavo Tablet, and Skinny Mobile phone purchases)
If you have lists of books which you would either want information on, or want Paperplus to get in for you, feel free to email the staff at: firstname.lastname@example.org
So ... it looks like a fun, useful evening - please join us!
Huge thanks and kudos to the Wellington SLANZA Conference Committee for putting on such a great Conference this year.
The Conference was well attended by those in the Aoraki region and, judging from the discussions flying around over the cups of tea on Wednesday, was very well received. It gave us great food for thought in our professional lives as well as providing us with great collegial links with librarians from all over New Zealand.
It's our turn in 2015! SLANZA Aoraki will be hosting the 2015 Conference here in Christchurch and here is a taste of our visionso far ...
Last month we held our SLANZA Aoraki AGM at the St Thomas of Canterbury College Library. Many thanks to Wendy Marshall for the venue.
As was once famously said by the great Robbie Burns, "the best laid plans of mice and men gang aft a-gley" and our AGM was no exception! The wonderful Karen Healey was unable to attend as our speaker due to illness on the night and, despite the best efforts of the Committee, we were unable to secure another author at short notice. [It should be noted here that both Rachael King and Rachel Stedman were very willing but unable to step into the breach so we look forward to having them speak at another function in the future].
We were very happy to say that despite setbacks and with true Cantabrian spirit, we reached a quorum of members and ran a very successful meeting sharing relevant experiences of some of the members' recent professional development opportunities.
We farewelled with huge thanks two members of our Aoraki Committee: Janine Ramsay and Wendy Marshall. Both stepped down for personal reasons and we wish them all the best for the future. Thanks was also expressed to Karen Gardner for her role as Secretary to date as she is stepping aside from this commitment whilst still remaining on the Committee.
We also thanked our wonderful Acting Chairperson, Paula Eskett, who stepped into the leadership role this year to see us through to this AGM. We truly appreciate the passion and time you have put in on our behalf in this role. The position of Aoraki Chairperson has now been taken over by Saskia Hill, who will also act as Aoraki Regional Representative for SLANZA National Executive.
The Aoraki AGM meeting minutes can be found here. We look forward to an exciting 2013/2014 year in SLANZA.
What a year! The old Christchurch is disappearing, but also evolving. Containers become school locker shelters, shopping malls, or acquire knitted covers or art works. Cantabrians have adopted some very creative approaches to navigating and living within the city.
Many school librarians have been experiencing closure, relocations and/ or rebuilds, yet throughout they are committed to their libraries and student learning.
Christchurch members: your Slanza committee continues to wish you well in these post earthquake conditions. If you would like any specific support – or have ideas for others- please email your Aoraki Representative email@example.com
Hmm PD. Haven’t we had some fantastic items? Can we match the quality on offer at the Otago Weekend School? The weekend school was a great idea. It was an inspiring privilege to get to the ‘heart’ of library business and see some of the inner workings from other libraries – and- all the presentations were relevant! I’m already planning how to adapt some ideas. Many thanks to the Otago committee and participants.
And Ross Todd - wasn’t that a great story about the librarian who returned to work at her former school of 2000 pupils and a budget of $4000? Creating student learning experiences and providing 3 monthly reports (evidence based practice) was key to her budget increasing- such a practical tool to use. What am I doing? Lots, but today I just posted some photos of students explaining Maori texts to their peers from the Maori Collection during Maori language week…
Lastly on PD, Aoraki is planning a Term 3 PD experience with something for all, so watch for updates.