This is a morning seminar for primary and secondary school teacher librarians and others who are responsible for school library services and programs.
The school library provides essential information services for the planning and implementation of the school’s teaching and learning programs. The quality of this service depends critically on the quality of the staff that provides it. How can school library staff members work to their capacity? How can they contribute effectively to the functions of the school library? What are key staffing matters for school libraries?
This is an opportunity to hear from a variety of presenters about issues pertaining to developing your capacity in the school library. In addition there will be a workshop which will focus on staffing provision and roles descriptions.
9.00am Keynote: Building and rebuilding teams
Keynote speaker: Paula Kelly-Paull, Manager Learning Communities, Hobsons Bay City Council.
During this session Paula will explore the dynamics of team membership, team building and when necessary team rebuilding. Included also will be ‘how to’ strategies and an emphasis on creating good communication.
10.00am Presentation: Measuring effectiveness
Presentation speaker: Janine Enright, Education Consultant
During this session Janine will provide an explanation of and an update on advocacy strategies planned on behalf of the School Library Coalition.
10.45am Morning Tea
11.15am Presentation: Establishing role descriptions
Speaker: Vicki Hudson, Head of Learning Commons, Salesian College Sunbury
In this session participants will learn from a practitioner how to establish role descriptions, for library staff, that are tailored to the core business of supporting learning and teaching.
11.45am Workshop: What is the benchmark?
In this session participants will explore several staffing documents: the Staffing section from A Manual for developing policies and procedures in Australian school library resource centres; Table 6 Recommended staffing in school libraries from Learning from the Future; the draft guidelines on the balance of teaching and librarian management.
Wrap up of seminar, completion of evaluation forms and collection of Certificate of Participation.
Early bird fee
Registration opening date: 29 January 2019
End date: 28 February 2019
Non Member: $121.00
Registration opening date: 1 March 2019
End date: Thursday 14 March 2019
Non Member: $132.00
There is parking onsite, enter from Charles Street and follow the signs. There will also be signs to direct to the meeting space.
Registrations up to 3 weeks prior = full refund
Registrations between 1-2 weeks prior = 50% refund
Registrations cancelled 1 week prior or less = no refund
Registrations can be transferred to other individuals at no cost (in the same registration category). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.