Come work your librarian magic at King's College. 20 hours per week with school holidays off.
The New Zealand Book Awards Trust Te Ohu Tiaki i Te Rau Hiringa is now inviting submissions for the 2023 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. These annual awards recognise and celebrate the best books for young readers published in Aotearoa. Titles with release dates between 1 April 2022 and 31 March 2023 will be considered for the 2023 awards.
There are two submission dates. Publishers are asked to observe the guidelines for sending entries in two tranches, which are in place for ease of sending to judges. Submissions are now open for books published between 1 April 2022 and 30 November 2022, and will close at 5pm on Tuesday 13 December 2022. For books published between 1 December 2022 and 31 March 2023, submissions open on 14 December and will close at 5pm on Friday 10 February 2023.
For books in the second tranche, page proofs will be accepted where books are not yet printed. In such cases, finished books must arrive with the Awards Administrator, New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, Attn: Joy Sellen, 72 Te Wharepōuri Street, Wellington 6023, by 5pm on Friday 10 March 2023.
All entries must be submitted online at www.nzbookawards.nz and fees paid by credit card via the online submission form.
A Call for Entries pack with eligibility criteria and other information is available at http://www.nzbookawards.nz/new-zealand-book-awards-for-children-and-young-adults/how-to-enter/. Eligibility criteria and conditions of entry are reviewed each year, so even publishers who enter books annually are encouraged to read the pack carefully before completing the online form.
The judges of the 2023 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults will be announced in the coming weeks, and their shortlist will be made public on 1 June 2023. The awards ceremony is planned for Thursday 10 August 2023 in Wellington.
The New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults are administered by the New Zealand Book Awards Trust Te Ohu Tiaki i Te Rau Hiringa, and supported by Creative New Zealand, HELL Pizza, the Wright Family Foundation, LIANZA, Wellington City Council, the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (NZSA), and Nielsen BookData.
Any queries about the Awards should be directed to the Awards Administrator at email@example.com.
New Zealand Book Awards Trust
Te Ohu Tiaki i Te Rau Hiringa
Tel: 021 481044
Part Time Librarian to join our team at Rangitoto College
The largest College in NZ requires a Librarian who has a broad knowledge and understanding of a library and its purpose within an educational environment. Our library supports staff and students with the curriculum, literacy, and information literacy.
We are looking for a person who has a vision of how a modern library will develop to meet future learning needs. This 22 hour per week (term time only) position requires the successful applicant to: Read a wide range of fiction, particularly Young Adult fiction, Support the development of information literacy, Be involved with strategic planning to help develop library services that meet the changing needs of our community, Work well as part of a team, Help develop library procedures, Choose and process resources, Work with and train student librarians and has A passion to work with young people, At least a Level 5 Library qualification, Sound IT skills, Oliver LMS would be an advantage although training will be provided, Excellent communication skills, Exceptional organisational skills, Initiative and The ability to manage change.
Calvin and Hobbs, Potter and Granger, Carraway and Gatsby. King's College seeks a second librarian to join the dynamic team.
Description : King’s College is looking for a qualitied librarian to provide amazing library services to our students. The position is for 20 hours per week with school holidays off. Ideally you will be passionate about literature and promoting curiosity. Have previous experience working with young adults. A tertiary or public library background would be advantageous.
Wheelers is recruiting a Processing Manager, an integral member of the Wheelers management team.
Wheelers is looking for a Processing Manager to join our team to manage all areas of processing. Wheelers is a leading supplier of books to libraries and schools, offering shelf ready services including selection, cataloguing and processing.
The primary responsibilities of the role include co-ordinating work flow, liaison with customers, maintain functional relationships with other internal managers and their teams, create and maintain documentation, establish best practice work processes for the team, prepare and analyse weekly reports and participate in management meetings.
It is a full time role (40 hours), based on the north shore, Auckland. If this role sounds interesting, we'd love to hear about your relevant experience and your particular areas of interest.
For a job description and/or any queries, please contact Pete, General Manager Wheelers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close Friday 28th October, 2022.
SLANZA is excited to announce the SLANZA Sessions podcast will be launched in November.
This podcast will celebrate the school library sector as well as literature for youth. We aim to provide relevant content for school librarians and the wider community by hosting author interviews and expert discussions, along with book reviews.
A group of Manawatū SLANZA members are working with Manawatū People's Radio to create this podcast, which will be produced fortnightly. Please get in touch if you'd like to be a part of the planning and production crew, no experience is necessary just interest and passion.
SLANZA Sessions podcast format:
#1 - Why we LOVE school libraries?
#2 - How do school libraries help raise our literacy levels?
#3 - Festivals and Competitions that build readers
We need you!
We need you, your students, and your teachers to send in recorded book reviews.
We need sound bytes about why your students, your staff, and your parents LOVE school libraries - tell us what value your library space brings to your community!
Do you, your students or school staff have a burning question (preferably library or literature related) we can help find the answer to?
We'd love your feedback on what you'd like to hear about the above episode topics - Who do YOU want to hear from?
Please send all feedback, questions for Question Corner, and audio to our dedicated email address email@example.com
Large audio files are best sent via a file-sharing site such as Dropbox or WeTransfer.
We look forward to hearing from you.
The second round of grants providing support towards a new library and information qualification opens from October 4-22. Grants are available for tertiary qualifications relevant to careers in public, school, tertiary, national and special libraries, and whānau, iwi and marae collections of taonga tuku iho.
We encourage you to apply for these LIANZA SLANZA grants and more information is available here: https://www.librariesaotearoa.org.nz/tertiary-grants.html
Conservation Week 5 - 11 September 2022
Take a moment to act for nature this Conservation Week 5 - 11 September! OneTree House publish a range of books covering conservation themes, from Des Hunt's non-fiction books Inside Bubble Earth: Climate Change and Inside Bubble Earth: Recycling, to novels and picture books.
This week we'll be sharing some of what our authors do to 'act for nature'. If you are a school, teacher, librarian, or bookseller, you are welcome to use our digital assets to promote Conservation Week. Click on the links below for the assets you want.
From Adele Broadbent, author of If Only:
From Aaron Topp, Author of Nor'East Swell:
From Julie Ellis, author of Takahē Maths:
From Gay Buckingham, author of Kākāpō Keeper:
From Tina Matthews, author of Out of the Egg:
Kia ora koutou
The next round of grants providing support towards a new library and information tertiary qualification opens from October 4-22.
Grants are available for tertiary qualifications relevant to careers in public, school, tertiary, national and special libraries, and whānau, iwi and marae collections of taonga tuku iho.
We encourage you to share information about this round of the LIANZA SLANZA Tertiary Grants.
Tertiary Grants Funding
Funding for qualifications in library and information studies.
Julia Smith BAppSci (LIS)
Kerikeri High School
SLANZA National Executive Communications
SLANZA National Executive rep for Te Tai Tokerau