This coming week is a short one, and for secondary schools it's the last full week with seniors at school before they go on study leave. I know this is a busy time for you, and wish you all the best with those end-of-year processes that are getting under way now.
Here's a quick round of up what the National Executive were doing last week.
Study grants awarded for 2016
We have awarded grants of $600 each to four of our members. We wish them every success in their upcoming studies:
Strategic Plan review 2015-2017
At our October meeting, the National Executive began the process of redeveloping our strategic plan for the next few years. We are now in the process of pulling the information from that exercise together and identifying how the various goals and objectives will feed into our ongoing work plan. A draft of the revised strategic plan will be shared with members later this term.
Conference feedback review
Julia Smith has been reviewing the feedback from our recent survey. The information from this will be incorporated into the feedback received from those who attended conference - including vendors - and this will inform how our next conference shapes up.
Submissions open for 2015 Conference edition of Collected magazine
Submissions for our Conference themed edition of Collected magazine are now open. More information is available in Greig’s blog post here.
Conference proceedings available now
Our Conference proceedings web page now has a number of presentations and other information available to view or download. More will be added to the page as we receive presentations and other resources from our presenters.
We are very grateful to those who shared their conference experience through Twitter, it adds value for those who were there and (like me!) weren't taking notes in all the sessions. And for those who couldn't attend conference it will give you much to read and follow up on - almost as good as being there! I would particularly like to acknowledge and thank Steph Ellis who tweeted prolifically during conference, and has now created Storify collections of the Twitter stream relating to all our keynote speakers.
Update to National Library service changes for 2016
National Library Services to Schools have published an update to their website about the service changes for next year. We've fielded some enquiries about the update through the School Library email list. Remember that you can contact Services to Schools about the transformation using their dedicated email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Contacting National Executive
Please do get in touch with me (email@example.com), or with your local representative on the National Executive if there is anything mentioned here that you'd like to discuss, or if there are any other matters you'd like our help or input with. We'd love to hear from you!