It is with great pleasure that National Executive would like to announce Sandi Faulconbridge as the new SLANZA President.
Sandi accepted the National Executive nomination for the position of President in October. NE called for nominations from members between 19 October until 18 November 2016, however no nominations were received.
Sandi has been involved in primary school libraries in the Hawkes Bay for twelve years and is currently Library Manager at Taradale Primary in Napier. She has been Chairperson of the Central region and represented that region on NE since September 2014. Last year she took on the role as Team Leader for Professional Development and has run that admirably.
In 2015 Sandi completed her Level 5 Diploma in Information and Library Studies through The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand. She had planned to continue her studies in 2017 taking up The Open Polytechnic’s offer of free fees to SLANZA members on particular papers, however that will now be put on hold due to the demands of holding the national President position.
Sandi brings a fresh perspective, sharp mind, quick wit and outstanding organisational skills to this role.
The National Executive would like to thank SLANZA members for their ongoing support as we have moved through this challenging time. We are confident in Sandi to continue building on the solid foundation and momentum achieved under previous SLANZA leaderships. NE are excited for the future of SLANZA in strengthening and promoting school libraries and warmly embrace Sandi as an empowering force to lead our organisation forward.
(Photo courtesy of Shayne Jeffares, photographer)