SLANZA encourages and rewards excellence in school libraries, recognising the success and achievement of those working in and with school libraries, with a series of annual awards. Therefore the Slanza National Executive would like to call for nominations for our Awards of Excellence, and Life Membership to be presented at the upcoming Otago Regional Conference in September at Otago Girls’ High School, Dunedin. Further information about the criteria for each award can be found on the Awards page on the SLANZA website.
As always, the awards are presented at the discretion of the Awards Committee.
Please send all nominations with all the required documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday 27th August 2018.
Otago Regional Conference
September 28 - 30, 2018
Announcing Kyle Mewburn as our Friday evening guest speaker
We are delighted to announce that beloved New Zealand children’s book author Kyle Mewburn will be the guest speaker at the conference’s Friday night event (kindly sponsored by the New Zealand Book Council). Kyle is joining us for a relaxed chat about all things children's books. Kyle is fun and chatty and a great friend to the school library community and we expect a great deal of laughing and chortling - a great start to what we hope will be a weekend full of this, along with some great professional learning.
Attendance at the Friday night session is included in your conference registration. To register, please visit the conference websiteand complete the online registration form. Registrations and fees are due before 10th September, but your early registration and payment would be much appreciated.
You will also find details of keynote speakers, our lovely venue, and the weekend’s programme on the website. Please be aware that while some changes to the programme may still occur between now and September, the start and finish times for each day will remain as they are now.
We are still finalising details of workshop presentations and these will be added to the website in due course. Once these are all confirmed, everyone who has registered will be contacted to make their workshop selections. Every effort will be made to ensure that all delegates are entered into the workshops of their choice but in the case of workshop sessions being full, preference will be given to those who have already paid their registration fee.
We have a specialist travel broker, Adam Pope, working with us for this conference. He can help you with accommodation and flight bookings for a good price. Please click here to enquire or make a booking through him, if you have not already made your travel arrangements.
We are still accepting conference sponsors and trade exhibitors. If you would be interested in either of these options, please contact the co-conveners Bridget Schaumann (email@example.com) or Carole Gardiner (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We look forward to seeing you in Dunedin in September.
The SLANZA Otago Regional Conference Committee would like to thank the following for their sponsorship and support of this conference:
Accessit (Major Sponsor)
Library Tech NZ
The New Zealand Book Council
Adam Pope (The Travel Brokers)
University Book Shop
SLANZA Otago Regional Conference Committee
FYI, the conference committee has just updated our cancellation policy. We sincerely hope that no one has to cancel their registration, but we understand that things can happen that are outside our control. Should that be the case, please refer to our cancellation policy below (and maybe file this away for future reference, just in case).
(on behalf of the SLANZA Otago Regional Conference Committee)
SLANZA Otago Regional Conference 2018 Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received at least 3 clear working days prior to the event, due to catering and other bookings.
Cancellations after this time will not be refunded.
Someone else may attend in your place if you are no longer able to be at the conference, but you must notify the conference committee of the change as soon as possible.