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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.