I am absolutely delighted to announce the recipients of SLANZA’s Study Grants for 2017.
Our warmest congratulations go out to these successful applicants:
We all understand that working and studying takes quite some commitment. So it is especially gratifying to know that many SLANZA members are continuing their learning in the field of Information and Library Studies. SLANZA is committed to helping make this undertaking easier where we can, as we believe that it will benefit not just our members as their library careers unfold, but that the students and staff in their schools will benefit too, from working alongside a librarian with a deep understanding of their field, and a personal commitment to life-long learning, continual improvement and innovation.
Best wishes once again to all our grant recipients!
Professional Development Team Leader
New professional learning opportunity for SLANZA members
We are very excited to be able to offer our members a fantastic study opportunity with the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand. As you know, SLANZA is strongly committed to raising the professional standing of School Library staff through ongoing PD and professional qualification opportunities. SLANZA and the OPNZ are very pleased to confirm that following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between our two organisations, a fee free offer has been arranged for current SLANZA members studying the Certificate in Literature and Library Services for Children and Young People.
SLANZA is very grateful to OPNZ for their willingness to make this initial opportunity possible, and their commitment to ongoing collaboration. Members looking at study or already working towards these qualifications will be aware what incredible value this offers in the study fee saving.
Who is eligible
This fee free offer is available to SLANZA members taking either of two courses in the OPNZ OP6273 Certificate in Literature and Library Services for Children and Young People (Level 6):
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 offer
In Trimester 3 this year OPNZ offers 72276: Literature and Information Resources for Children and Young People. Enrolments close for Trimester 3 on 23 October 2016. Both courses are also offered in 2017.
We strongly encourage our members to take advantage of this offer now.
Any questions? Please contact Jan Irvine:
Phone: 0508 650200, extension 5594
PD Team Leader
Collected Submissions will be closing soon. Our theme for the issue is “ebooks” but we also welcome articles of interest, reviews and accounts of local SLANZA or library related activities.
Guidelines for submissions can be found at slanza.org.nz under the Resources tab. Our deadline for this issue is October 15 2016
Please feel free to contact me at the above address if you have any questions or concerns