A group of Manawatu School Librarians realised there was nothing for their special brand of people in the podcast world so decided to create their own! After a few delays and lots of learning new skills we are proud to announce that the first episode of SLANZA Sessions will air Wednesday 4th January 2023!
New episodes will be broadcasted ‘live’ fortnightly on Wednesdays at 10.30am. All episodes are recorded and can be listened to via the Manawatū People’s Radio website or found on your favourite podcasting platform (including Apple and Spotify).
Find out more here http://www.slanza.org.nz/slanza-sessions-podcast.html
We would love to hear from you so feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Send us some feedback, ideas, and book reviews etc
Kristin School is a co-educational, non-denominational, independent school on Auckland’s North Shore. It provides education for more than 1800 students from Early Learning to Year 13, with dual pathways through NCEA and the International Baccalaureate programme. It has been operating for 49 years and was founded by parents who wanted an independent education for its children on the North Shore after St Anne’s closed in Takapuna in 1972. Originating in Campbell’s Bay, the School shifted to its current premises in Albany in 1978 and has grown significantly over this time to the impressive school it is today.
Kristin is seeking an archivist to maintain a robust archival system to honour and preserve the school’s heritage. Reporting to the Community Relations & Marketing Manager, this role is responsible for managing the school’s rich archival collection - working to implement existing systems and maintain materials that future-proof Kristin’s archives and make the School’s history available for the community to engage with and enjoy.
This role will initially be fixed term for 12 months, focussing initially on supporting the events leading up to the School’s 50th Jubilee Celebrations, however, may be extended further.
A varied and experienced panel of judges with a shared belief in the importance and power of books and reading in the lives of young New Zealanders has been appointed to judge entries in the 2023 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.
Associate professor in children’s literature at the University of Waikato Nicola Daly will convene the English language panel. She will be joined by Ōtepoti bookseller Daniel Buchanan, Kirikiriroa-based writer Feana Tu‘akoi, Wānaka school and public librarian Maia Bennett (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Tūwharetoa), and award-winning author and illustrator Ruth Paul from Te Whanganui-a-Tara.
The panel judging the Wright Family Foundation Te Kura Pounamu Award for books written or translated into te reo Māori for 2023 will be convened by Ruki Tobin, the Kaihautū | Director Ratonga Māori at Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, National Library of New Zealand. Joining him this year is kaitiaki pukapuka Mihi Te Rina Henare from Tāmaki Makaurau, and Rotorua-based kaiako and translator Te Wairere Ngaia.
There are only five days left before the 2023 NZCYA awards’ first submission deadline of 13 December, for books published between 1 April 2022 and 30 November 2022. More details about how to enter can be found on our website.
We seek a dynamic librarian to join the team at King’s College. The position is full-time during term.
The New Zealand Book Awards Trust Te Ohu Tiaki i Te Rau Hiringa is now inviting submissions for the 2023 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. These annual awards recognise and celebrate the best books for young readers published in Aotearoa. Titles with release dates between 1 April 2022 and 31 March 2023 will be considered for the 2023 awards.
There are two submission dates. Publishers are asked to observe the guidelines for sending entries in two tranches, which are in place for ease of sending to judges. Submissions are now open for books published between 1 April 2022 and 30 November 2022, and will close at 5pm on Tuesday 13 December 2022. For books published between 1 December 2022 and 31 March 2023, submissions open on 14 December and will close at 5pm on Friday 10 February 2023.
For books in the second tranche, page proofs will be accepted where books are not yet printed. In such cases, finished books must arrive with the Awards Administrator, New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, Attn: Joy Sellen, 72 Te Wharepōuri Street, Wellington 6023, by 5pm on Friday 10 March 2023.
All entries must be submitted online at www.nzbookawards.nz and fees paid by credit card via the online submission form.
A Call for Entries pack with eligibility criteria and other information is available at http://www.nzbookawards.nz/new-zealand-book-awards-for-children-and-young-adults/how-to-enter/. Eligibility criteria and conditions of entry are reviewed each year, so even publishers who enter books annually are encouraged to read the pack carefully before completing the online form.
The judges of the 2023 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults will be announced in the coming weeks, and their shortlist will be made public on 1 June 2023. The awards ceremony is planned for Thursday 10 August 2023 in Wellington.
The New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults are administered by the New Zealand Book Awards Trust Te Ohu Tiaki i Te Rau Hiringa, and supported by Creative New Zealand, HELL Pizza, the Wright Family Foundation, LIANZA, Wellington City Council, the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (NZSA), and Nielsen BookData.
Any queries about the Awards should be directed to the Awards Administrator at email@example.com.
New Zealand Book Awards Trust
Te Ohu Tiaki i Te Rau Hiringa
Tel: 021 481044
Part Time Librarian to join our team at Rangitoto College
The largest College in NZ requires a Librarian who has a broad knowledge and understanding of a library and its purpose within an educational environment. Our library supports staff and students with the curriculum, literacy, and information literacy.
We are looking for a person who has a vision of how a modern library will develop to meet future learning needs. This 22 hour per week (term time only) position requires the successful applicant to: Read a wide range of fiction, particularly Young Adult fiction, Support the development of information literacy, Be involved with strategic planning to help develop library services that meet the changing needs of our community, Work well as part of a team, Help develop library procedures, Choose and process resources, Work with and train student librarians and has A passion to work with young people, At least a Level 5 Library qualification, Sound IT skills, Oliver LMS would be an advantage although training will be provided, Excellent communication skills, Exceptional organisational skills, Initiative and The ability to manage change.
Calvin and Hobbs, Potter and Granger, Carraway and Gatsby. King's College seeks a second librarian to join the dynamic team.
Description : King’s College is looking for a qualitied librarian to provide amazing library services to our students. The position is for 20 hours per week with school holidays off. Ideally you will be passionate about literature and promoting curiosity. Have previous experience working with young adults. A tertiary or public library background would be advantageous.
Wheelers is recruiting a Processing Manager, an integral member of the Wheelers management team.
Wheelers is looking for a Processing Manager to join our team to manage all areas of processing. Wheelers is a leading supplier of books to libraries and schools, offering shelf ready services including selection, cataloguing and processing.
The primary responsibilities of the role include co-ordinating work flow, liaison with customers, maintain functional relationships with other internal managers and their teams, create and maintain documentation, establish best practice work processes for the team, prepare and analyse weekly reports and participate in management meetings.
It is a full time role (40 hours), based on the north shore, Auckland. If this role sounds interesting, we'd love to hear about your relevant experience and your particular areas of interest.
For a job description and/or any queries, please contact Pete, General Manager Wheelers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close Friday 28th October, 2022.
SLANZA is excited to announce the SLANZA Sessions podcast will be launched in November.
This podcast will celebrate the school library sector as well as literature for youth. We aim to provide relevant content for school librarians and the wider community by hosting author interviews and expert discussions, along with book reviews.
A group of Manawatū SLANZA members are working with Manawatū People's Radio to create this podcast, which will be produced fortnightly. Please get in touch if you'd like to be a part of the planning and production crew, no experience is necessary just interest and passion.
SLANZA Sessions podcast format:
#1 - Why we LOVE school libraries?
#2 - How do school libraries help raise our literacy levels?
#3 - Festivals and Competitions that build readers
We need you!
We need you, your students, and your teachers to send in recorded book reviews.
We need sound bytes about why your students, your staff, and your parents LOVE school libraries - tell us what value your library space brings to your community!
Do you, your students or school staff have a burning question (preferably library or literature related) we can help find the answer to?
We'd love your feedback on what you'd like to hear about the above episode topics - Who do YOU want to hear from?
Please send all feedback, questions for Question Corner, and audio to our dedicated email address email@example.com
Large audio files are best sent via a file-sharing site such as Dropbox or WeTransfer.
We look forward to hearing from you.