SLANZA is excited to announce the SLANZA Sessions podcast will be launched in November.
This podcast will celebrate the school library sector as well as literature for youth. We aim to provide relevant content for school librarians and the wider community by hosting author interviews and expert discussions, along with book reviews.
A group of Manawatū SLANZA members are working with Manawatū People's Radio to create this podcast, which will be produced fortnightly. Please get in touch if you'd like to be a part of the planning and production crew, no experience is necessary just interest and passion.
SLANZA Sessions podcast format:
#1 - Why we LOVE school libraries?
#2 - How do school libraries help raise our literacy levels?
#3 - Festivals and Competitions that build readers
We need you!
We need you, your students, and your teachers to send in recorded book reviews.
We need sound bytes about why your students, your staff, and your parents LOVE school libraries - tell us what value your library space brings to your community!
Do you, your students or school staff have a burning question (preferably library or literature related) we can help find the answer to?
We'd love your feedback on what you'd like to hear about the above episode topics - Who do YOU want to hear from?
Please send all feedback, questions for Question Corner, and audio to our dedicated email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Large audio files are best sent via a file-sharing site such as Dropbox or WeTransfer.
We look forward to hearing from you.
The second round of grants providing support towards a new library and information qualification opens from October 4-22. Grants are available for tertiary qualifications relevant to careers in public, school, tertiary, national and special libraries, and whānau, iwi and marae collections of taonga tuku iho.
We encourage you to apply for these LIANZA SLANZA grants and more information is available here: https://www.librariesaotearoa.org.nz/tertiary-grants.html
Conservation Week 5 - 11 September 2022
Take a moment to act for nature this Conservation Week 5 - 11 September! OneTree House publish a range of books covering conservation themes, from Des Hunt's non-fiction books Inside Bubble Earth: Climate Change and Inside Bubble Earth: Recycling, to novels and picture books.
This week we'll be sharing some of what our authors do to 'act for nature'. If you are a school, teacher, librarian, or bookseller, you are welcome to use our digital assets to promote Conservation Week. Click on the links below for the assets you want.
From Adele Broadbent, author of If Only:
From Aaron Topp, Author of Nor'East Swell:
From Julie Ellis, author of Takahē Maths:
From Gay Buckingham, author of Kākāpō Keeper:
From Tina Matthews, author of Out of the Egg:
Kia ora koutou
The next round of grants providing support towards a new library and information tertiary qualification opens from October 4-22.
Grants are available for tertiary qualifications relevant to careers in public, school, tertiary, national and special libraries, and whānau, iwi and marae collections of taonga tuku iho.
We encourage you to share information about this round of the LIANZA SLANZA Tertiary Grants.
Tertiary Grants Funding
Funding for qualifications in library and information studies.
Julia Smith BAppSci (LIS)
Kerikeri High School
SLANZA National Executive Communications
SLANZA National Executive rep for Te Tai Tokerau
The 2022 Softlink School Library Survey is now open for submissions.
The information received will help to form an accurate and current representation of school libraries in New Zealand. As in previous years, we will openly share the results in a range of reports, whitepapers and supporting resources that can assist school libraries in their advocacy. You can complete the survey here https://www.softlinkint.com/blog/2022-school-library-survey-APAC/
The Survey close date is 20 September. You can find out more about the survey in Softlink's blog post.