ACCESS - Current Edition:
From the President
Access, Vol. 34, !ssue 3, 2020, p.2.
President, Margo Pickworth
The year 2020 continues to be a tumultuous year. Fortunately, the ASLA Board is adapting to our changing and uncertain world. We are proud to be hosting the 2020 ASLA National Literacy Research Summit, which will be held virtually on 21 November. Not only will the latest literacy research of our patron, Dr Margaret Merga, be profiled, but there will be an opportunity to hear from school library practitioners, school leaders and literary experts, all streamed, and available for viewing at your own leisure. This is a professional learning opportunity not to be missed!
Our professional learning team continues to bring our regular monthly online webinars and planning is well under way for our upcoming national conference — a two-day virtual event in April 2021.
Working in school libraries always requires flexibility and adaptability and these qualities have been tested to the limit in 2020. I would like to encourage all of you to continue to use these qualities, as well as maintaining your optimism and enthusiasm for the important role of the school library for all our students, despite the many obstacles that are placed in front of us. My wish is that those with whom you interact recognise and acknowledge all your fantastic qualities.