We have your holiday reading sorted these holidays! Packed full of fantastic articles, Collected #25 has something for everyone. Read it now, or save the link ready for when you're on the beach or under a cool tree, with a nice cold drink.
It's time for our annual SLANZA Reading Survey! The Reading survey is important as it gives us all an overview of what our students are reading and where their interests lie.
We'd love you to share (anonymously) your libraries' top books, authors, series, magazines, NZ authors and books, and the best books for your reluctant readers.
All the information gathered will then collated and shared with you through your SLANZA membership and via the listserv at the beginning of the New Year - 2020.
The link below will take you to the questionnaire. Instructions on getting the statistics out of our most popular Library Management Systems (Accessit, Oliver, Athenaeum) are attached to this email. Please take the time to complete the survey - it's easy!
2019 SLANZA READING SURVEY
FYI - You can view previous survey results on the SLANZA website HERE
How-to guides - Find your most popular resources on:
Thanks in anticipation!
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