Welcome back to Term 4 everyone! It's been a busy week for your National Executive. Here is a round-up of what we've been up to this week which will also give you an idea of some of the extra projects we'll be working on in the coming months.
Film and Literature Review Board decision made on Into the River
On October 14th the FLRB released their decision to lift all restrictions on Ted Dawe’s award winning young adult book Into the river. As one of the parties to make a submission to the recent review, SLANZA was pleased to be able to pass this news on to our members. Miriam Tuohy spoke on Morning Report on October 15th about the decision and what it means for school libaries.
Representation on NZEI’s Support Staff Joint Initiative reference group
Miriam Tuohy and Kaaren Hirst will be participating in this group, representing school library staff in the discussions which are led by NZEI’s Support Staff Joint Initiative workstream group. Areas of interest include innovative practice, career development and pathways, professional learning, digital and information literacy.
LIANZA’s Future of Libraries summit - follow up meeting
Karen Clarke represented SLANZA at this gathering of library sector stakeholders, who met to discuss key issues identified at LIANZA’s recent Future of Libraries summit. Topics included:
Endorsement of BWB Publishing Trust's 'Books in School Libraries' programme
This week Miriam Tuohy has written to the BWB Publishing Trust to again offer our support of their wonderful "Books in school libraries" initiative. The Trust has plans to make further distributions to secondary schools. If your school has received donations from the Trust, they would love to hear from you too - your feedback and letters of appreciation are very helpful to them in securing ongoing funding.
New Administration Officer
Carole Gardiner has now handed over the role of Admin Officer to Jacky Reid from St Pat's College in Kilbirnie. Many thanks to Carole for her dedication to the job these past several years, she has been a huge support to the National Executive. We welcome Jacky into the role from Monday, and look forward to working with her. If you need to contact Jacky please use the email address firstname.lastname@example.org
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