August has been a busy month, especially as we showcase our library through the celebration of Book Week. Book Week always provides wonderful opportunities for the school library staff to promote reading, great Australian authors and have fun with books. I trust that you shared your 'Secret Powers' with your students, teachers and some special authors.
Our next edition of the ACCESS journal out now! This high quality publication contains a range of scholarly and informative articles and I commend you to enjoy reading it from cover to cover when it arrives in your inbox.
ASLA continues to provide high quality professional learning opportunities.
Our Northern Territory Conference is to be held in Darwin on Monday 16th September and will enable school library staff in the Territory to 'Engage, Excite and Energise!'
Our ACT ASLA event 'An Evening with author AJ Betts" The Creative Writing Process and How to engage Students with reading and writing' promises to be an interesting and entertaining event on 24th September at Amaroo School, ACT.
Our Wednesday webinars continue on the first Wednesday of each month. This month our Vice President Kerry Pope will share her recent journey in re-imagining her library space. Perhaps you are planning a makeover for next year, register for Transforming a School Library...an exciting journey!' to be inspired and learn some low budget tips to changing your library and leading into the future. It is now FULL but if you are a member you will be able to access it in the PL Library of the Members' Lounge from Oct 1st. please visit the PL Library to see past webinars also. These can be used as teacher identified accreditation.
Other upcoming celebrations include:
International Literacy Day: 8th September
The United Nations have declared this a day to remind the international community of the importance of literacy for individuals, communities and societies. The University of Western Sydney are holding a free Family Fun day at the Parramatta Campus.International School Library Month: October
This is an opportunity to celebrate the importance of school libraries internationally.
If you are visiting Canberra, don't forget to visit Storytime at the National Library in Canberra. It's a beautifully put together exhibition of children's literature, well worth a visit.
Keep up to date with all our events on our website, especially through the Members' Lounge!
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