SLANZA are currently accepting articles and book reviews for our next Collected magazine edition with the theme:
Librarians: The role of the librarian during challenging times
Submissions for issue #26 close 24th July 2020
This can include working through an epidemic (Covid19), inclusion, diversity, issues of race, and any other topic you feel fits this topic.
Each issue we like to ask a question, and encourage as many people as possible to contribute. For issue #26 our question is: What do you consider to be the most important contribution a school librarian makes? 50 word maximum per submission. Images with subtitles also welcome.
Please consider contributing to our magazine; articles must be submitted online http://www.slanza.org.nz/collected.html by 24th July 2020 or by emailing email@example.com
Collected - SLANZA School Library Association of New Zealand Aotearo Te Puna Whare Mātauranga a Kura
Response to the question of the term - Each time Collected is published, we will ask a question that is put out to our members for a response Tech in the library - 500 words highlighting a website or some form of technology that is relevant to school librarians Other - you are welcome to make suggestions.
Types of submissions
Full length - 1000-2000 words - feature article, researched with an attached bibliography and high quality images
Short length - 500-1000 words
Letter to the editor - 150 words in response to previous articles, or to invoke dialog with other members, or general musings about the library scene
Librarian in the spotlight - 150-300 words about yourself or a librarian including images of the person and their library
Book Review(s) - 150 honest words about books of your choice that you'd like to share with others
Library bytes - this is our NEW show-off section of Collected. You can submit anything from a picture with a caption, to a quote that you find relevant to your library, or a short snippet of information you would like to share
Response to the question of the issue - Each time Collected is published, we will ask a question that is put out to our members for a response
Other - we are open to new suggestions. Please email Melanie at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your ideas.
LIANZA has been working with public libraries and school libraries to put together #NZCYA . They have posted the Books Alive calendar and started to promote via social media.
Books Alive virtual storytimes are being offered online for the first time. We are celebrating and promoting the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults #NZCYA finalist books, authors and illustrators and publishers to new audiences around the country.
The Books Alive virtual storytimes build on the experiences of public and school libraries offering virtual storytimes during COVID-19 lockdown and are read either by #NZCYA 2020 finalist authors or by librarians. And sometimes a VIP reader joins in too !
We hope you enjoy these virtual storytimes !
The Books Alive events are ‘live’ from Monday August 3 – some are just so much fun !!
SLANZA National Executive are thrilled to let you know that Book Protection Products have joined us again in 2020 as our major sponsor.
We are so thankful for their loyalty to us and without them we could not offer the regional PD that we do. National Executive send out the sponsorship money they give us to each region. The regions then use that to provide you with all the fantastic professional development that your local SLANZA committee organise for you.
Book Protection have continued to support us and for that we are so thankful, because it is making us better practitioners, more informed and professional as librarians.
Their loyalty to us, requires our loyalty back. The best way we can say thank you is to use this company as the suppliers for your library needs.
Find out more about their products here: