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The school library is pivotal in promoting and supporting reading, literature and literacy. Achieving success in reading enable students to be effective learners. What role does the school library and/or the teacher librarian have on the impact this success?

A variety of presenters will discuss a series of issues pertaining to achieving success in reading and literacy. In addition there will be a workshop to analyse effective measures in reading promotion.


When: Saturday 10 August 2019

Time: 9am to 1pm

Venue: Brother Jerome Foley Library, De La Salle College

Address:1318 High Street, Malvern, 3144


The Keynote Speaker, Gabrielle Douglas (Teacher Librarian, Caroline Chisholm Catholic College, Braybrook) will explore why literacy intervention is crucial to students’ learning success, how to assess the learning needs of students, how intervention in reading is part of the role of the school library and identify ways the teacher librarian can contribute to being part of this program.


Following the keynote address, there will be a panel to examines strategies on promoting a reading culture in schools. 


The panel comprises:

  • Sharon Roth, Sacre Coeur, Glen Iris
  • Margaret Sinnott, Emmanuel College, Warrnambool
  • Ruth Woolven, Kew Primary School, Kew


In the How do you measure the effectiveness of reading promotion? Workshop, participants will identify the reading strategies that are used at their school, explore the effectiveness of these strategies, discuss how the strategies are analysed and plan for future promotion.

De La Salle College, 1318 High Street, Malvern, 3144
ALIA Group PD Event
Saturday 10 August 2019 9:00am to 1:00pm
Contact details
Susanne Graetsch, ALIA Schools