SLANZA Reading Lists launch Live Zoom
Most days an email pops out on the SLANZA Library listserv asking for suggestions for books for different age groups, abilities, gender, primary and secondary.
SLANZA have an amazing resource of Reading Lists that have been around for years. A group from SLANZA Aoraki (Maree Silver, Claudine Tapsell, Zac McCallum, and Sally Brown) have been working to update and refresh these reading lists.
Join us for a quick online session to launch our updated SLANZA Reading Lists and to show how easy they are to use.
They are an amazing and exciting resource that are invaluable to not just School Librarians but Public Librarians, English teachers and anyone recommending a book to a young person.
Please do share this email with your English teachers, your local Public Librarians, and anyone you think might be interested in finding out about this amazing resource.
SLANZA Reading Lists launch Live Zoom
Tuesday 28th June
4pm - 4:45pm
SLANZA Reading List Launch
June 28, 2022 at 04:00 PM New Zealand
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Does your library need a mid-winter boost? These librarians share their ideas and provide some inspiration to help you keep your library running smoothly through those rainy days.
Paula McIntyre at Southland Girls’ High School loves having all her library resources accessible from one easy-to-find place. Her students can find books more easily using the Accessit Library Web App, and Paula can quickly report on borrowing statistics and identify trends to assist her with collection development and keeping teaching staff informed about student reading patterns. Read more…
Barb O’Connor is the Teacher Librarian at Littlehampton Primary School in South Australia. She enlists the help of her ‘Library Legends’ to teach other students how to use Accessit Library’s One Search, search the Web App, place reserves and write reviews. Barb also involves students in book selection, and extends her students’ learning through author visits, events and community connections. Read more …
Natasha Allen is the award-winning Librarian at Beacon Academy in the UK. She links her in-library displays with her Accessit Library Web App, engaging her students in both the physical and digital spaces. Natasha also makes effective use of Visual Search to support reluctant and low-level readers, providing an accessible way for them to browse and find resources. Read more …
And finally, why not celebrate Matariki by adding some themed images to your Accessit Library Web App. Current Accessit users can click here to download these from the customer portal.
To learn more about Accessit Library and see why it is the library system of choice for so many school librarians in New Zealand and around the world, contact our friendly product representatives at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit accessitlibrary.com and book an obligation-free demonstration.
Join us for a lively discussion with three of New Zealand’s leading experts in children’s books who will share a range of perspectives on the importance of languages in children’s picturebooks in Aotearoa.
Nicola Daly, University of Waikato
Nicola Daly is a sociolinguist and Associate Professor in the Division of Education at the University of Waikato, New Zealand where she teaches children’s literature. Her work explores multilingualism and language hierarchies in children’s picturebooks, recognising the power of this often underestimated format in the development of language attitudes and the perpetuation of hegemonies. In 2019/2020 she was a Fulbright New Zealand Scholar.
Eboni Waitere, Huia Publishers
Eboni Waitere is the Executive Director of Huia Publishers, a publishing house which specialises in telling Māori and Pacific stories, with a long history in publishing in Te Reo Māori. She attended Kohanga Reo and Kura Kaupapa Māori as a child, and studied Māori and Education at Victoria University of Wellington. Eboni is a strong advocate for Māori medium education and co-chair of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Whanganui-ā-Tara.
Julia Marshall, Gecko Press
Julia Marshall is the founder and publisher of Gecko Press, a small-by-choice independent publisher of curiously good books for children since 2005. Gecko Press translates and publishes books by some of the best writers and illustrators in the world, for ages 0 to 12 (sometimes infinity) as well as a small number of books by New Zealand writers and illustrators. Julia is Immediate Past President of Te Rau o Tākupu / Publishers Association NZ and a strong advocate for children having the right to love to read.
Join us online on Wednesday 22 June at 2pm for this lively panel discussion! Click here for the link.
Kia ora koutou
SLANZA is delighted to announce the publication of a report on our school libraries, Great School Libraries in Aotearoa: A Qualitative Study. This collaboration between the Ministry of Education and SLANZA aims to highlight the positive impact a well-supported library can have on learners and the wider school community.
It is incredibly valuable to have Aotearoa-specific research about school libraries. We can utilise this resource to support and advocate the value of school libraries to our senior leadership teams and our school communities.
Below is the summary of the report:
This report seeks to identify how libraries and librarians support students to develop their reading literacy in an Aotearoa New Zealand context. In particular, this includes:
Great school libraries in Aotearoa: A qualitative study | Education Counts
We wish to acknowledge and thank the Ministry of Education for their willingness to listen to our voice on Aotearoa school libraries, who considered then proposed this qualitative study and provided a team that worked alongside us to formulate questions, gather data and analyse results.
SLANZA believes it is due to the momentum of our School Libraries Transform campaign that we were invited to the Ministry as representatives of our sector.
Julia Smith BAppSci (LIS)
Kerikeri High School
SLANZA National Executive Communications
SLANZA National Executive rep for Te Tai Tokerau
We are looking for a school librarian who would like to work on local history resource collection and curation in their region. This role requires the applicant to work with the local GLAM sector, iwi groups, local council and other agencies to research and collate local history information. The successful applicant will be part of the National Library Many Answers team. The information gathered will be used in the Many Answers online entries.
These pilot programmes will be running in the following areas: Hawkes Bay/Gisborne and the Northland region.
This is a paid part-time position, to be worked in term time hours and/or during school holidays. The pilot runs for two years. A job description is attached to this email.
Training and support will be provided by a Many Answers service coach.
All approved travel and accommodation expenses will be covered.
Library and Executive Manager
Raroa Normal Intermediate
Wellington SLANZA National Executive Rep