ACCESS - Current Edition:
From the President
Access, Vol. 34, !ssue 4, 2020, p.2.
President, Margo Pickworth
As our final edition of ACCESS is released, the ASLA Board is busy preparing our exciting ASLA National Literacy Research Summit, featuring ASLA’s Patron, Dr Margaret Merga, as our keynote speaker. This promises to be wonderful event of professional learning and an opportunity to meet together virtually with teacher librarians, school leaders and literacy experts from across Australia. The full program and registration details are available on our website.
Congratulations are due to the ASLA/ALIA working parties who have been drafting documents both for the Australian Education Union as well as a revision of the Table 6 document from Learning for the Future, soon to be released. ASLA’s professional learning team have announced a Call for Proposals in preparation for our 2021 Conference Keys to Learning, which again promises to be a professional opportunity not to be missed.
Sadly, this is the last issue for our editor, Rachel Hoare, and ASLA is greatly indebted for the leadership and creativity that she has contributed to the journal over 11 years in the position. Our sincere thanks to Rachel for her continued professional commitment to producing a high-quality respected journal and we wish her all the very best for future endeavours.
Finally, as a very tumultuous year ends, I would like to thank ASLA’s Administrative Assistant, Sophie Partington, Treasurer’s Assistant, Cathy Oakley, Web Designer, Chris Skrzeczynski, and Graphic Designer, Deb Wilkes, who all work many hours beyond expectations. Thanks also to our Patron, Dr Margaret Merga, for her continued support and to ASLA’s Treasurer, Robin Zeidler, Vice-President, Kerry Pope, Secretary, Claire Elliott, and all members of a very hard-working Board for committing their valued time. It takes a large team to continue the endeavours of our respected national professional association.