This is a reminder about the fantastic study opportunity with the Open Polytechnic that SLANZA can offer you.
As you know, SLANZA is strongly committed to raising the professional standing of School Library staff through ongoing PD and professional qualification opportunities. Last year, a fee free offer was arranged between our two organisations for current SLANZA members studying theCertificate in Literature and Library Services for Children and Young People.
Enrolments are now open for the next course available with the fee free offer - 72276: Literature and Information Resources for Children and Young People. This is a Trimester 3 course which begins on 30th October, 2017. Enrolments close on the 22 October.
Furthermore, a waiver of the four prerequisite courses can be considered on a case-by-case basis.
SLANZA is very grateful to Open Polytechnic for their willingness to make this opportunity possible, and their commitment to ongoing collaboration.
Note that the OPNZ $60 annual administration fee cannot be waived. It is also important to note that SLANZA members who wish to take up this offer must have either completed the Diploma in Information & Library Studies (Level 5) with OPNZ already, or alternatively, have completed the four prerequisite courses that apply to this certificate. Information on these prerequisites can be found under the ‘entry requirements’ tab of the certificate on the Open Polytechnic website.
How to take up this offer1. Your SLANZA membership subscription must be paid in full. If you are not sure of your membership status, please contact yourregional representative on the National Executive
2. Check that you meet the OPNZ’s prerequisite requirements for the certificate
3. Enrol online via the OPNZ website here.
4. At the payment section, use contract code 0663 to receive the fee-free offer. OPNZ will verify SLANZA membership before approving course entry.
We strongly encourage our members to take advantage of this offer now.
For further information, please contact Jan Irvine:Email: Jan.Irvine@openpolytechnic.ac.nz
Phone: 0508 650200, extension 5594
School Library survey
Call for participation: 2017 Australian and New Zealand School Library Survey.
Softlink is inviting Teacher Librarians and library staff across Australia and New Zealand to participate in the 2017 Australian and New Zealand School Library Survey. Click here to participate
Softlink has conducted annual school library surveys in Australia since 2010, and in 2015 extended the scope of the survey to include New Zealand.
Softlink Education General Manager, Hillary Noye, said the survey gathers information on current school library budgets, resourcing, trends and preferred practices.
‘The survey results provide a benchmark for individual schools as well as facilitating shared practices and presenting an industry overview.’
Softlink commenced the survey in 2010 to represent the school library industry and advocate the value of school librarians in the 2010 Australian Parliamentary Inquiry into School Libraries and Teacher Librarians.
‘The survey helps to build a critical reference point for understanding changes, impacts and trends over time while providing a solid basis for school library advocacy.’
Findings from past reports have been used to represent the industry in the Australian Parliament, as well as in discussions with government and education department decision makers.
Findings from the 2017 Australian and New Zealand School Library Survey will be provided to participating schools, industry groups and government departments in early 2018.
‘We welcome all Australian and New Zealand school librarians and library staff to participate in this year’s survey, to ensure their voice is heard and to maintain a high level of industry representation.”
Schools wishing to participate in the 2017 School Library Survey can submit their responses online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LYQ37F8
The SLANZA PD team is announcing our next G+ discussion topic for the year.
For those lucky enough to go to the SLANZA Conference this July it’s time to share, reflect on, celebrate and challenge ourselves about our experience.
We will be starting this Term 3 discussion on Monday 21 August 2017 and we will keep adding topics and questions for 4 weeks.
Our G+ discussions are designed to be slow, to allow time for deep thought and to reflect on our practices.You can dip in and out of the discussion as time allows you, and participate as much or as little as you wish.
You must be a member of SLANZA to take part in this discussion, as well as belonging to SLANZA’s Google+ Community.
We look forward to meeting you and hearing your thoughts – either for this discussion or one of our next professional development discussions.