Check out this Term's issue of Collected.
Lots of holiday reading to stimulate and energise you for Term 4.
To Avondale, Aranui and Wainoni Primary schools and Aranui High School Staff, Students and Community
The School Library Association of New Zealand Aotearoa sends it's deepest sympathy to you all since the devastating news that your schools are to close. Around the country we react with sadness and shock that while you have been coping for so long with so many disappointments it seems that they just keep coming.
Please know that we walk along side you in spirit and are willing to support you all in any way we can. This is true for everyone effected by earthquakes and school closures/mergers and the aftermath.
Lisa Salter SLANZA Communications Leader
SLANZA offers study grants each year, to those working in school library teams. Study grants are available for courses offered by an approved library education provider. We believe that continuing professional development is vital - it helps you increase the knowledge and skills you need to deliver a valued service to your school community, and it can open you up to new and exciting possibilities in the field of librarianship.
If you are thinking about undertaking Library and Information Studies next year, you may be eligible to apply for assistance. Successful applicants will receive $600 towards the cost of a paper.
The closing date for submitting study grant applications is Thursday 31st October 2013, and successful applicants will be notified in mid-November.
More information about the grants, including the application form, is available here.
The Governments decision to close Learning Media is disappointing news to schools, libraries and teachers. We know that this resource has been a mainstay; supporting, encouraging and developing New Zealand content and authors for generations. Back issues of resources are still sought after for their insight into New Zealand culture and heritage. The materials published by Learning Media have allowed New Zealand children to read stories based in settings familiar to them, something that materials imported from overseas simply cannot do. These resources have been used in schools for generations and it is very sad to think that they may no longer be available.
SLANZA National Executive
SLANZA Communications Leader