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Keep the 1st Wednesday of the month free for our webinars.

Throughout 2021, ASLA will continue to provide high quality professional development in the form of regular online webinars. It is possible to update your skills and knowledge of current issues relevant to teacher librarians in the comfort of your own home. Webinars are usually held on the first Wednesday of each month, are of one-hour duration and delivered by experts in the field. ASLA is a NSW accredited provider of QTC registered professional development so your participation can contribute to the maintenance of your teacher accreditation.

Click here for detailed instructions for connecting and participating in the webinars.

August Webinar 2021

Date: Wednesday 4 August, 2021

Time: 7.30pm - 8.30pm AEST 
(The correct starting time for your time zone will be provided when you register.)


During this webinar attendees will learn about the power of using student-led collection development to enhance their Library service. Mali will showcase some of the benefits of using this strategic model including improved budget targeting, patron connection and future planning. Melba Copland Secondary School introduced this model 4 years ago, and it has dramatically changed their reading for pleasure collection, their library operations, and their relationship with their students. Upon completion attendees will be able to inform their practice with innovative and industry-leading collection development strategies.

This presentation was originally presented at the National Education Summit in Brisbane in June.


Mali Jorm is a leading innovator in information management in schools. Passionate about design, marketing and gamification, Mali is an affirmative educator who has worked with primary, secondary and adult education students. They bring a research-driven mindset to library services, curating innovative programs with excellent student engagement and circulation outcomes. Mali brings together diverse skills in media, teacher librarianship, game design and visual communication to create exciting information spaces and products.


Member Rate - $20.00
Non Member Rate - $40.00

If you are being funded by your school, please ensure you have sought approval before initiating registration as refunds may not be able to be provided.

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All registrants will receive the recording for a month, whether or not they attend alive.

Live participants will receive a certificate.

Cancellation Policy

Should you be unable to attend the webinar, a substitute delegate is welcome.  All cancellations or alterations to registration must be made via an email to the webinar organiser at the Australian School Library Association. 

  • A refund of 50% of the registration fee will be made on cancellations received 3 weeks before the event.
  • After this time, no refunds will be made.
  • All refunds will be paid after the conclusion of the webinar.

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