Workshops for 2010:


21st Century Reader

Lifting Professional Standards

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Dates to Note on Your 2010 Calendar:
Past events only.
For current events please see the Home page.

16 February
Waikato Children’s Literature Association AGM. For further details email .

13 March
ARANZ School Archives seminar – Auckland

20 March
9:00am – 4:00pm
SLANZA/LIANZA Workshop Day at Melville High School:
‘Lifting Professional Standards’ with Keynote Speaker Barbara Garriock LIANZA President;
'Journaling for Professional Development' a panel discussion and
'Advocacy and Assertiveness' with Bridget Schaumann, Librarian at Kings' High School Dunedin.
external image pdf.png 2010 SLANZA T1 Seminar 20 Mar with LIANZA v3.pdf
Notes from the Workshop by Gerri Judkins.

Those who attended the joint SLANZA/LIANZA Seminar 'Lifting Professional Standards' at Melville High School, Hamilton on 20 March were both informed and entertained. We appreciated Jan Matthews hospitality and the organisation undertaken by Linda McCullough.

LIANZA President, Barbara Garriock, spoke of the importance of librarians being strong in self knowledge, respect, reliance and confidence. They should be engaged and active in the library world and be professional. In the re-registration journey she suggested make a start, beginning with a chronological record of professional development and resulting reflections, then consider which bodies of knowledge (boks) are relevant. It is easier to make your own template rather than use the one on the LIANZA site, but do look at the sample journal for ideas of how it can be done. The relevant section of the new look website is:

After morning tea Barbara was joined by Joan Gibbons (LIANZA) and Bethlehem College librarian Jude Cosson for a discussion on aspects of journaling. Joan showed how the 2010 Waikato Children's Literature Association AGM could be applied to four 'boks'. It was reccomended to make journaling a regular, scheduled activity.

Bridget Schauman spoke after lunch on 'Advocacy and Assertiveness'. She talked of the importance of mingling and marketing, of collaboration with all in the school community, being involved in staff meetings and professional development opportunities (like SLANZA meetings) and 'lion roaring not mouse squeaking'! See more of her ideas soon on our regional SLANZA Wiki and SMILE. This regional Wiki arose out of our first Web 2.0 seminar with Lorraine Watchorn. It is different from the National SLANZA Wiki. Enjoy both!
external image pdf.png Audience ideas at Bridgets talk March 2010.pdf
external image Bridget Schaumann Advocacy Power Point.ppt

27 March
Storylines AGM and Margaret Mahy Day - Auckland

1 - 2 May
LIANZA weekend workshop - Whitianga

8 May
Waikato/Bay of Plenty SLANZA AGM – Whakatane

external image pdf.png 2010 WBoP AGM flyer 8 May 2010.pdf

12 May
Kids Lit Quiz - Waikato/Bay of Plenty Regional at St Paul’s Collegiate Contact Louise Clark

12 – 16 May
Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

20 May
NZ Post book Awards for Children & Young Adults Ceremony in Auckland

12 - 15 July
NZRA Conference & 23rd IRA World Congress on Reading - Auckland Theme: Leading and Learning in Literacy

7 August
Bookrapt Seminar - Tauranga

22 August
Storylines Festival - Auckland Family Day

27 September – 1 October
SLAQ/IASL Joint Conference - Brisbane

14-17 Nov
LIANZA Conference – Dunedin

Saturday,13 November
SLANZA Waikato/BoP End-of-year lunch - all SLANZA members welcome!
Come and join us at Lo Sputino Restaurant, Saturday 13th November, 12:30 pm.
RSVP to Pat Osman at:

Google: Lo Spuntino, Tauranga, and you'll get a map and more about the cafe.

14-17 Nov
LIANZA Conference – Dunedin

19 Nov
SLANZA Library Trail
Visiting ~ Pekerau School, Te Awamutu; Melville High School, Hamilton; Tamahere Model Country School;
Cambridge East School; & St Peter’s School, Cambridge.
RSVP by Friday 12th November.

Thanks for your registration for the SLANZA tour next Friday.
We have had a phenomenal response to this tour, and have now more than 60 (yes, sixty!) participants!!!
This has meant that the whole schedule has had to be re-visited, and other options added in. We have also had a preponderance of intermediate and secondary schools (and two Area Schools) - about 70%+ of total registrations, so I have added in some extra schools to address your interests, as well.

It means we now have two schedules to choose from - please view below:
external image pdf.png 2010 SLANZA Library Trail agenda Pekerau - St Peters 19 No….pdf
external image pdf.png 2010 SLANZA Library Trail agenda B Hamilton - St Peters 19….pdf