Do you need to curate all your library and online resources so that your students can access them quickly and easily?
This is easy to do using Accessit Library's Topic Boards, which are included in the full Accessit package at no extra cost.
Topic Boards are quickly created and modified on the fly to link curriculum and interest areas for teachers and students in an appealing and easy to navigate format. You can elevate your students’ research skills and support learning both at school and at home by collating a wide range of resources all in one place.
Constructing your Topic Boards is simple. They’re quick to set up and you can make them available or hidden as required. Each board is easy to customise, edit, share, and you can apply visibility parameters to specific groups of users.
Engage your students with interactive content by adding topic-specific carousels and reading lists of your library resources, embedded digital content, and links to online resources. Content curation for the whole school has never been easier!
And because your Topic Boards are a fully integrated part of your library management system, your students can also search the library catalogue, check availability, create their own lists, and place reserves on the spot.
Accessit Library provides full training and customer support, and a range of videos, help articles and webinars are available in our customer portal for your ongoing professional development.
Topic Boards are one of the many engaging features that come as part of the full Accessit Library
package without any extra charges, saving you the cost of added subscriptions and making your library budget go further.
If you’re an Accessit user, find out more about Topic Boards and other ways get the most out of your Web App by visiting our customer portal or contacting our friendly Support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’d like to learn more about switching to Accessit Library, contact us at email@example.com or visit accessitlibrary.com and book an obligation-free demonstration.
Featherston Booktown Karukatea Festival
10 – 12 June
50 events, 90 presenters.
Featherston Booktown Programme
Witi Ihimaera and Patricia Grace along with a cast of fabulous writers and thinkers.
Programmes in bookshops, or on-line at booktown.nz
Early bookings (through Eventfinda) advised due to space limitations and demand.
Come for a fun weekend of books and meet like-minded people!
Calling all teachers and librarians! Gecko Press provides a monthly newsletter especially for schools and libraries with giveaways, book-based activities, teaching notes, interviews with authors and illustrators, book trailers and more good stuff for the classroom.
Sign up to our newsletter here and be in with a chance to win a copy of Leilong the Library Bus by Julia Liu & Bei Lynn for your school.
When you join our newsletter, follow us on social media or purchase our books, you support a small independent business working hard to share curiously good books from other places with children and their families. Winner announced 16 June 2022.
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What have you got planned in your library this Pink Shirt Day to celebrate diversity?
It’s not far away – Friday 20 May. If you haven’t already sorted your plans, check out our PSD Book Review feature:
We have fresh content with 15 new reviews, all of which can be printed, making planning your book display for the week a breeze. For library users looking for books on topics such as bullying, inclusion and resiliency, this feature is a treasure trove of over 70 reviews.
This year, workplace-focussed titles have been added. They look at workplace bullying in New Zealand, the importance of civility, ways to address injustice, and collaborative problem-solving to reduce conflict.
We are running our competition for NZ Libraries again. Send photo(s) of the displays or activities your library ran for staff or students to firstname.lastname@example.org to go in the draw for a $50 Countdown gift card (a great morning tea treat for staff!). Entries must be received by Friday 27 May 2022, see terms & conditions here
For PSD promotion resources (posters, stickers etc) to make your PSD display sparkle, order from the webstore.
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Registrations open for participation in the 25th National Poetry Day on 26 August
Aotearoa’s countrywide celebration of poetry is preparing to mark its 25th anniversary with plans for the broadest range of events and promotions yet, as registrations open today for participation in Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day on 26 August 2022.
National Poetry Day co-ordinator Erica Stretton says that after two years of largely online events, the NPD team, poets and organisers are all eager and optimistic about a return to the usual feast of in-person and community events across the motu.
She urges organisers to register their interest early in hosting an event on or around 26 August, in order to access the seed funding available and to be included in the heavily promoted official calendar of NPD events.
“We’ve all learned so much in the past two years about the power of the digital reach in showcasing poets and poetry, and online will continue to play an important part in our promotions. But we can’t wait to see poets and enthusiasts unleashing the power of poetry again in theatres, cafes, marae, bookshops and libraries, in parks and on beaches, pavements and public transport, anywhere and everywhere!”
In 2019 a massive 160 events took place nationwide, bringing together acclaimed poets, new voices, young writers and poetry enthusiasts of all ages.
This year also marks the 40th anniversary of NPD sponsor, Phantom Billstickers. CEO Robin McDonnell says the company has plenty planned to mark its special milestone, but that poetry will always be at the heart of what they do. “Phantom’s founder Jim Wilson was sharing the works of New Zealand poets on posters in New Zealand and around the world well before the company was even formed. We can’t wait to take the power of poetry to the streets of Aotearoa again in our 40th year, in a nationwide poster campaign in the lead up to National Poetry Day 2022.”
Interested organisers can access registration documents, templates and a full range of planning and promotional resources via the NPD website at www.poetryday.co.nz. Registrations for seed funding close at 5pm on 1 June 2022. The official Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day 2022 calendar will be announced on 1 August.
For further information contact Erica Stretton at email@example.com and to keep up with plans for NPD 2022, follow NZPoetryDay on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
National Poetry Day was established in 1997 with a mandate to celebrate discovery, diversity, community and pushing boundaries. It is an annual national poetry-event extravaganza held on the fourth Friday of August.
Phantom Billstickers has been assisting New Zealanders to express themselves since 1982. From the very beginning they’ve supported home-grown talent alongside their commercial campaign work, actively promoting New Zealand music, art, poetry and culture through a network that now numbers 6500 framed street posters countrywide.
The New Zealand Book Awards Trust was established as a charitable trust in 2014 to govern and manage the country’s two major literary awards – The Ockham New Zealand Book Awards and the New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults – as well as Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day, and to ensure their longevity and credibility.
We NEED your voice! Pay Equity will affect all school library staff.
The General Areas of Responsibility (GARs) survey is now live for sector consultation for the librarians and library assistants pay equity claim.
The Pay Equity team would appreciate as much claimant feedback as possible.
Sector consultation has opened today and will remain open until 5th April. Please set some time aside to fill in this survey. Alternatively, you could download a Word document copy and email your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mana Taurite School Librarians Pay Equity – General Areas of Responsibility workshop
Tomorrow (Wednesday 23rd March 4-5pm) there is an online workshop being held. Please sign up here. https://action.nzei.org.nz/.../mana-taurite-school...
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