As you know, helping to build a confident and knowledgeable school library profession is incredibly important to us. We believe that our communities deserve the very best school libraries possible, and it is one of our strategic goals to improve the professional standing, working conditions, and qualification levels of the staff who work in those libraries. Enabling access to a range of professional development opportunities is a vital part of achieving this goal.
In 2012, SLANZA surveyed school library staff about their Professional Development needs. Around 200 people responded to that survey, and as a result of what we learned, our Connected Librarians online PD modules were developed and introduced the following year.
Fast forward four years, and as part of our ongoing work in the area of Professional Development for school library staff, we are asking for your input again.
This time our survey is focused on work and qualification profiles - your library situation, employment, and continuing professional development including library & information studies qualifications.
The survey is open to SLANZA members and non-members alike, so please forward the survey link (below) to any library colleagues - SLANZA members or not, school library staff or not - who would like to participate. All the responses we receive will provide crucial information to guide our professional development strategy and our relationships with other professional development providers.
Please follow this link to access the survey:
The survey will remain open until the 31st of May.
We really appreciate you taking a few minutes to have your say.
Registrations for our Digital Citizenship module taking place in Term 2 are now closed.
The course will be commencing next Monday, May 16th. Invitations and further information will be emailed to participants later this week.
We are looking forward to kicking-off our online PD and catching up with those participating :-)
Professional Development team leader
The final deadline fior Collected 18 is fast approaching. Closing Date for Submissions is May 15.
Our theme for issue 18 is "What SLANZA means to you".
We want to hear about your experience of SLANZA at all levels, personal. national, and regional. What do you think we do best? What stands out in your experience as something that you ( or we) have accomplished through SLANZA. It could be professional development, professional status, collegiality, inspiring speakers, events or just one or two special moments. We want to hear about any way that SLANZA has made a difference in your working daily life or in your professional life.
We also welcome any other articles of interest, reviews and regional reports. You can send them to me at the above address. Our criteria and guide for articles can be found at slanza.org.nz or you can contact me if you have any questions.
Looking forward to your responses