Next Monday 11 November will be the first SLANZA CONNECTED discussion.
“What’s the Hook in the Book?”
For our inaugural SLANZA Connected online discussion we would like members to share to our Facebook Connected community something that we do really well – book recommendations. We will look at the variety of ways we entice our students and teachers to try a book, books we recommend for different purposes and some of our favourite books of the year.
Please join us on our SLANZA Connected Community page and share your knowledge and skills.
Suggestions, readings and questions will be posted on Monday 11 November to get us started. Please get "Connected" and join in the discussion.
from the SLANZA PD team
The 2020 SLANZA Conference website is now live.
We are very excited about our programme and hope you will be too.
Keynotes will be announced soon.
If you are interested in presenting a workshop please go to
the Call for Abstract page.
If you want to attend, present or sponsor please go to
the Registration page , where you can register your interest.
Registrations will be open soon.
We look forward to seeing you in Wellington in 2020
to celebrate 20 years of SLANZA.
Submissions are open for the next edition of SLANZA's Collected magazine - the Conference Issue. We look forward to hearing all about your experiences at the Waikato / Bay of Plenty Regional Conference in Collected #25. Submissions close November 8th 2019. Make your submission here.
Collected is SLANZA's e-magazine - the voice of our people. We encourage you to share your story, whatever it may be, from why you got into librarianship, your trials and tribulations, your new and unusual ideas, a programme that worked or is working particularly well, your take of some professional development that you attended or read about, to anything that you think may be valuable to your peers. New ideas are welcome!
Don't forget to check out our previous magazines for inspiration and ideas.
Calling ALL SLANZA members! We need to hear from you. If you haven't filled out the NZ school library survey we strongly encourage you to add your voice now.
The closing off date has been extended until Sunday 1 September, please take the time now to have a say in your future.
The data from this survey will be instrumental in providing us with evidence to help support school librarians and libraries - from pay equity negotiations with NZEI and the Ministry of Education, to advocating for libraries and librarians in schools. The more information to support our case the better, so please add comments wherever you can and feel free to be as honest as you can.
This survey is a collaborative project with National Library, SLANZA and LIANZA and is our opportunity to gather data to support you.
Thank you for your help and enthusiasm.
We are looking forward to seeing all your entries for the LibraryTechNZ Display Competition. Please get in touch if you have any questions. Entries closing in 10 days.
The dates for the Wellington SLANZA Conference are Sunday 27 - Wednesday 30 September 2020. More information soon.
Registration for Connected Librarian Online Module #13
Organising your Student Librarian Family opens
Monday 5 August 2019 and closes Saturday 17 August 2019
The Module #13 Organising your Student Librarian Family
runs from Monday 18 August to Sunday 15 September Term 3 2019
If you have applied to come along to the Waikato Bay of Plenty conference this year, workshop selections are now live and ready for you to make your selection. Workshop selections close on the 6th of September.
We look forward to seeing you there!
What a busy term we have in front of us.
It is full of opportunity and possibilities. We just need to grab them and take off and explore where they take us all. National Executive has lots happening so we would love to share with you what is new, what is happening and some things we need you to be involved with!
We have a new editor; a new style and it looks stunning! As members you get to see this first, so hit the link, add in the password and you are away. I love to print it off, grab a cuppa and have a good inspiring read! To view, visit
A MAJOR COMPETITION FOR YOU TO ENTER
This is a fantastic opportunity to win some amazing library products for your school library. First prize is $1500.00 worth of Library Tech products, second prize is $600.00, and third prize is $400.00. All you need to do is design a library display showing the theme of student resilience and care, get everyone involved, and make sure it promotes reading and other services your library provides. The winner will be announced at Rivers of Knowledge Conference! Entries must be in by August 31st. All information is at the end of this communique and in Collected. We are thankful for Library Tech for their generous sponsorship with this amazing competition.
RIVERS OF KNOWLEGDE – SEPTEMBER 27th TO 29th
We are so excited about the regional conference in Cambridge. Rivers of Knowledge is going to be a fantastic time for us all. We have three amazing keynote speakers ( Dr Ross Todd, Dr Vincent OMalley and Gareth Ward), a wide array of workshops that covers all librarians regardless of experience, an amazing Conference Dinner that we know you will never forget, and the Living Library Bus Tour which will be a journey that will impact you deeply as people who reside in Aotearoa. We will laugh, learn, be very sombre and party! The only problem is we have only 20 registration slots left! Do it today!!
WaiBOP Regional Conference 2019 - Home
SLANZA encourages and rewards excellence in school libraries by recognising the success and achievement of those working in and with school libraries with a series of annual awards. Therefore, the SLANZA National Executive is calling for nominations for our Awards of Excellence and Life Membership, which will be presented at the upcoming 'Rivers of Knowledge' Waikato Bay of Plenty Regional Conference in September. Further information about the criteria for each award can be found on our website on the Awards Page. As always, the awards are presented at the discretion of the Awards Committee. Please send all nominations with all the required documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday 23rd August 2019.
Study Grant applications are closed. Thank you to those who applied. We will be announcing those who were successful shortly.
FACEBOOK CHANGES AND SOCIAL MEDIA
SLANZA would like to let you know that we are making some changes to our Facebook presence.
We have created a NEW Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/Schoollibsnz/) that will be our official presence on Facebook to keep our members and general public updated on events and SLANZA general business. Please like our page to keep up to date with what's happening.
SLANZA Te Whare Puna Mātauranga a Kura - Home | Facebook
Our existing Facebook Group will be renamed 'SLANZA Connected Community' and will undergo some changes. Due to the Google Plus community shutting down, we have had to look at other ways to deliver our professional development and online networking to our members. At this time, the platform that we felt best suited this was Facebook. We will trial running our sessions through this group using the events feature for focused Professional Development.
Due to these changes, the group will become a closed group and we will no longer be accepting non-members. We see this as a chance for us to add value to your SLANZA membership. If you are unsure of your membership status, please get in touch with Melanie on email@example.com. Those who are not members will be removed from this group at the end of the July. We will send another message closer to the time as a reminder.
We would like to take this opportunity to let you know about the other ways that you can freely engage with SLANZA:
1. Follow our new Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Schoollibsnz/
2. Follow our twitter account https://twitter.com/Schoollibsnz
3. Sign up to our List Serv http://www.slanza.org.nz/mailing-lists.html
4. Check our website http://www.slanza.org.nz/
5. Attend our PD and conferences http://www.slanza.org.nz/professional-learning.html
Thank you for your contribution, your consideration and your patience, as we navigate this new platform. All feedback is welcome, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
SLANZA’s National Executive
Cambridge High School Library