Fifteen school librarians and one staff member from the Auckland City Mission met at Carmel College to learn how to use Livebinders for content curation. The course was lead by Trish Webster (Rangitoto College), with help from Bharathi Char (Baradene College). After a discussion about content curation, and some tools that can be used, Trish took the participants through the process of starting a Livebinder from scratch. It was helpful for the participants to have help to navigate some of the difficulties they encountered but by the end of the morning they had created a Livebinder and imported the one that Trish created to support their learning. It was a very successful morning.
On Saturday March 7th over 30 library assistants, primary school librarians, board of trustee members, and others with an interest in school libraries met to learn more about basic library services. The topics covered included 'Where does this go' which covered collections and library organization, book covering, and 'How to cope on your own'. The NZEI provided a really sumptuous morning tea, and the participants enjoyed meeting others in a similar position to themselves. Feedback confirmed to the Auckland committee that there was a real need for this sort of professional development and that the day was a huge success.