In term 4 we had our last Pd Event for the year. A great turnout of fifty librarians made the journey to Coralie Walton’s Heretaunga College Library. The gathering watch as Life Membership Awards were presented to Rosalba Finnerty and Janet McFadden, with the Principals Award going to Michele Whiting.
The events theme was Collaboration. We were very fortunate to have three teachers involved from the Primary, Intermediate and Secondary sectors. They talked about their library backgrounds, how they use the library and want they need from a school library. Librarians know they cannot work in isolation. After they talked about their libraries we opened up the discussion to the librarian gathered. A lively Q & A enthused where we discussed Modern Learning Environments, BYOD, Books, reading literacy and how to attract teachers into your library.
A great time was had by all especially in the informal conversation over cupcakes after the panel discussion. We wish everyone well with their stock take and hope they had a lovely relaxing Summer break.
Wellington NE Rep
Wellington Region Chair
Karori West Normal School
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