A number of SLANZA members and non members gathered on 14th September at Diocesan School for Girls to attend our Term 3 professional development day. Our presenters, Mellisa Spark (National Library Programme Advisor), Jeanette Cornege-Dill & Verity Rowsell-Starkey (Mahurangi College) made it a fantastic success with their inspiring presentations. The session by the Mahurangi College Team on ''Putting the ‘re’ back into research: why students don’t ‘get it’' was a very insightful and practical approach to helping students with their research. Melissa Spark’s session on “Inquiry learning: effective library & classroom collaborations” was full of valuable ideas and strategies for successful library-classroom collaborations.As always it was a great opportunity to network with other librarians!
SAVE THE DATE : 27th November 2013
Pencil this date in your diaries . We will celebrate together!
Watch this space for more details.
We have rushed back from Conference eager to organise some PD that will allow those of you who were unable to attend conference a taste of what was on offer. We look forward to seeing you all at this event. (14th September/9.00 AM at Diocesan School for girls) Check out the details in the flyer below.
The committee had a breakfast meeting in August where we discussed how we could be more visible, contactable and relevant to our Auckland region. We will be continuing to work on this over the next few months and we would love to hear your ideas and thoughts on this too. You can email us through the link on this page, or catch us as we are out and about at Network meetings, our PD Event, or our end of year function.
Auckland Region Awards:
The SLANZA Conference in July was enlightening, encouraging and reaffirming. It was wonderful so many Auckland Librarians were able to attend.Congratulations to our colleagues, who received awards for their contribution to the Library profession and to School Libraries!
Award of merit for literacy and enjoyment of reading
Librarian, Robertson Road School,
Award of merit for promotion
Tracy Westall, Librarian,
Diocesan School for Girls
Patrick Drumm, Aorere College.
Certificates of Appreciation Awarded to retiring regional chairs and National Executive representatives:
Kaaren Hirst, Bharathi Char
Certificate of Appreciation awarded to Past President:
Life Membership Awards:
Pauline McCowan, John Fowler.