Last weekend was a busy one for National Executive (NE) in Wellington with Ross Todd presenting a workshop on Evidence Based Practice (EBP) followed by our AGM.
One hundred and twenty five library staff and supporters attended the Ross Todd workshops brought to you by SLANZA. The results of our PD survey indicated that the most important thing we could do for our members is to provide affordable and relevant professional development. The NE went out on a limb in our enthusiasm to bring an international expert to NZ and we were not disappointed.
The NE is working on a presentation to take out to our members. Further blog items directly related to Ross’s message will appear over the next few weeks as well as a round up of the evaluations from the workshop. You can get a glimpse by checking the Twitter stream from the workshops #EBPNZ, where there are valuable snippets from the two events.
A small but enthusiastic and engaged group attended this year’s AGM and were the first to hear this years SLANZA Award winners. Full details of the awards are available here.
The first Honorary Life Members were announced and Fiona Mackie will be filling you in on those in her President’s Report to follow. Senga White, immediate past president and Donna Watt, communications leader, were farewelled and thanked for their valuable contributions to SLANZA NE over the years. Bridget Schaumann was welcomed on board as President Elect. Bridget brings a wide range of school library and NE experience to enhance our organization.
There was lively discussion around surveys and how they can support our advocacy. On Sunday the NE got down to business: