Central AGM 2023 - New Date
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Central AGM 2023
October 19th, 2022
To the backdrop of truck horns the first SLANZA/ARANZ Joint Event was held on Saturday September 24th in Friendly Feilding. With 25 attendees from a wide range of backgrounds the event provided a valuable networking opportunity for those starting out on their archiving journey and those already immersed in archives. We were treated to a fantastic line-up of speakers from Victoria University, Massey University Library, Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, Alexander Turnball Library, Archives Central and Recollect. These speakers provided us with a raft of information to consider when preparing for an archiving project, and guidance on the processes involved. We were then treated to a tour of Archives Central and a Digitisation Workshop during which we saw the process of archiving in action. Receiving input from attendees who have already been through the archiving process was helpful in potentially avoiding some of the pitfalls. A big thank you to the organisers, speakers and attendees for making the day a success.
School Archivists' Day Out
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Zoom Book Club
Central Needs You!
We urgently need more members to join the committee. We have five members covering from New Plymouth through to Hawke’s Bay and all the places in between. Being on the committee isn’t onerous and can be a lot of fun. You get to meet new people, promote school libraries and help organise some great professional development.
If this sounds like you please contact Karen Carswell at Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are in the Manawatu please join us on Thursday 15 November to celebrate the year, catch up and network with your school library colleagues.
If you are in Hawke's Bay please join us on Thursday, 22 November. Share your library highs and bring your nominations for our own informal book awards.
See the attached flyers for more info and rsvp details.
We look forward to seeing you.
Central region’s Term 3 professional development event saw us descend upon Whanganui Intermediate School’s library.
After the travellers had fuelled up on coffee, Miriam Tuohy (with a little help from clicker-gurl, Sandi Faulconbridge) talked us through her “Dream Library Collection” and how we could build our own. Key points were that building good collections is actually time consuming, but to remember that collection development is only a PART of our job, and PEOPLE should be at the heart of what we do. As usual, much discussion was provoked throughout the presentation and we are hopeful that this will translate into positive actions across the region.
Cathie Calman then allowed us to nosey through her beautiful library, answered our copious questions, and graciously accepted our envious comments. Thank you, Cathie, for hosting our event - we are grateful to have accommodating members throughout our region that allow us to “spread the word” in different locations.
Next we visited the library of Sue Goldsbury and Linda Lamb at Whanganui High School. This big, bright, airy space encouraged more envy. Many of us were particularly taken with the gallery of student artworks. Display ideas will definitely be appropriated and I, for one, was overwhelmed by the fantastic condition of the book stock!
A big thank you again, Sue and Linda, for taking time out of your weekends to allow a group of “curious” librarians to roam in your space. Feedback from participants tells us that it is these opportunities where a lot of learning takes place and we appreciate that we could not do it without the support of our members.
The day ended with a casual lunch at a local cafe. As usual, there was lots of sharing, laughter and discussion of plans for world domination - or school domination, at the very least! Thanks to all those who travelled from near and far to join us in our day. We love the fact that you make the commitment to do that in your own time - and it is always so energising spending time with you all.
If you are a member of SLANZA’s Google+ community you can access this session’s slideshow in the professional development section. If you are not already a member but would like to become one check out the SLANZA website for how to do this. And if you are interested in seeing the “tweet notes” Steph Ellis took during Miriam’s presentation, you can see these here.
A 'Virtual Tour' of our day will be up on the Google+ community soon. Thank you to Cathie and Sue for giving us permission to photograph your fabulous spaces and allow us to share these images on the SLANZA community.
Please join us on Saturday 17th September for a chance to get ideas about your dream library ... whether you are renovating, starting a new build, or just want to 'juzh-up' you space.
Our second PD event for Term 3 is taking place in the lovely Whanganui, giving you a chance to attend PD in one of the many locations in our region, 'ogle' the libraries of some of our fellow colleagues, and hear the awesome Miriam Tuohy (SLANZA's Immediate-past President) discuss what your dream collection could/may look like.
See the attached flyer for further information.
Please RSVP to Steph Gibbons : email@example.com
There will be car-loads attending from Hawkes Bay, Palmerston North & Taranaki. If you would like to carpool and get some extra unintentional PD on the way please let Steph G know when you RSVP to her. These road-trips are always fantastic :-)
We look forward to seeing you there
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