The first national professional development activity for the year will be an online forum to be held from Tuesday 29 April until Thursday 8 May. The topic is: AITSL Standards: teacher librarian practice.
Tuesday 20 May - National Library Technicians' Day - this day provides the opportunity for library technicians to promote ALIA, the profession, and their role in libraries and to celebrate their many achievements.
Monday 19 May - Information and Research Day and Australia's Favourite Library - Information and Research Day, the announcement of Australia’s Favourite Library and the launch of Library and Information Week.
Next year on Friday September 19th Health Libraries Inc. and ALIA Health Libraries Australia will be having a combined PD Day/Conference at the iconic State Library of Victoria.
Put this date in your calendar now!
It follows on from the upcoming ALIA Biennial so be mindful when booking travel and accommodation to include this not to be missed event.
Registration and more details will follow early in 2014.
LARK (Library Applied Research Kollektive) fosters evidence-based practice and applied research in library and information studies. We discuss research-related issues and welcome members of ALIA and other professional associations with similar interests.
National Simultaneous Storytime is an important annual campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books. Now in its 14th successful year it is a colourful, vibrant and fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy using an Australian children's book that explores age appropriate themes and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Grades 1 to 6.
To join the online forum you need to access the ALIASchools blog.
The online forum will formally take place over a week adn then informally after that. This professional learning activity is your chance to learn a little more about the standards and how they can apply to you in your role as the teacher librarian. Registration is free. You are warmly invited to be a participant and to actively engage in this discussion. All comments, thoughts or ideas are welcomed.