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22- 23 January: Learning@School 2014, Sky City, Auckland. ‘Engage, extend, empower’ .
See or contact [CANCELLED]

3-6 February: Victorian Association for Library Automation (VALA), Melbourne. 17th VALA Biennial Conference and Exhibition. ‘Libraries, technologies and the future’.

13 February: Waikato Children’s Literature Association: AGM and dinner, Hamilton (6:30-10:00pm)

14 February: WCELfest14, University of Waikato, Hamilton: ’50 years – Engaging with the future’ …using digital technologies for blended, flexible and elearning, and to take your next steps into the future. See: or contact Teresa Gibbison at

21 February: ECREAD’N Seminar, Hotel Coachman, Palmerston North: Are you: Interested in WWI? The future of libraries? The wonder of the young eye? Storytelling in a digital world? Dyslexia? Book clubs? Online reading programmes? The full programme and presenters are available via Sue Fargher:

26th February: Waikato Bay of Plenty School Archives Network Group Term 1 Meeting: Southwell School, Hamilton (9:00am – 1:00pm). ‘Born Digital: Looking after your school’s digital records, and other electronic media’. Presenters – John Winn, Archivist at Kristen School in Albany, presenting on ‘Proactive archiving’. Leigh Rosin, Digital Archivist for Alexander Turnbull Library, presenting on ‘Byte Back! Getting a handle on your digital files’. Jo Backhouse, Southwell School Archivist, giving a tour of the Southwell School.
RSVP by Thurs 20th February: Linda McCullough:
See Flyer for details:
2014 T1 School Archives Workshop 26 February.doc
2014 T1 School Archives Workshop 26 February.doc
2014 T1 School Archives Workshop 26 February.doc

February… New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards – Info packs delivered; Children’s Choice Award voting begins; Winners announced at Awards Ceremony 23 June, Auckland. See:

7 March (Friday): SLANZA Waikato Bay of Plenty Term 1 Workshop Day: Melville High School, Hamilton (8:30am-3:00pm). ‘Modern Library Learning Environments (MLLE’s)’. Keynote speakers: Bridget Schaumann, SLANZA President and passionate advocate for modern school libraries; Adrienne Hannan, Children’s and Youth Services Coordinator at Wellington City Libraries; and Claire Amos, DP and Georgi de Stigter, Library Leader, at the new Hobsonville Point Secondary School. $50 for SLANZA members; $60 for non-members (includes morning tea and lunch). Keep an eye on the W/BoP SLANZA . Early registrations appreciated, contact:
See Flyer for details: Modern Library Learning Environments Flyer

15 March (Saturday): Archives and Records Association of New Zealand: School Archives Workshop 2014 (8:30am-4:30pm) Epsom Girls’ Grammar School, Auckland. ‘Uniforms and textiles in the archives collection’. Cost: $35. Contact: Christine Black for the full programme and registration details.
2014 ARANZ Seminar Programme.doc
2014 ARANZ Seminar Programme.doc
2014 ARANZ Seminar Programme.doc

29 March: Storylines Margaret Mahy Day and AGM, Auckland. Held on the Saturday closest to Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday - 2 April) this Saturday event attracts children’s authors, illustrators, publishers and children’s literature ‘groupies’ from all around the country. The keynote speaker and winner of the prestigious Margaret Mahy medal will be announced in February. For further information:

2 April: International Children’s Book Day (Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday)

8 April: New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards finalists announced.

May 2014: Learning@school roadshow: Gisborne, Palmerston North, Mid-Canterbury, Dunedin. Contact:

10th May: SLANZA Waikato/Bay of Plenty Term 2 Workshop & AGM, Whakatane High School, Goulstone Road, Whakatane
Please RSVP to Grania Trott at Whakatane High School Library,
You can also contact Grania on phone: 07 308 8251, ext. 836, or fax: 07 308 6372.
Cost: Free to SLANZA members; $15 for Non-SLANZA members
(Cash or cheques will be receipted on the day: please address cheques to SLANZA Waikato/BoP; internet banking is with ANZ Chartwell: 01-0370-00814767-00)

2014 WBoP AGM flyer 10 May 2014 (2).pdf
2014 WBoP AGM flyer 10 May 2014 (2).pdf

2014 WBoP AGM flyer 10 May 2014 (2).pdf

AGM Presentation Links:

2014 Chairperson's annual report 2013-2014A.doc
2014 Chairperson's annual report 2013-2014A.doc
2014 Chairperson's annual report 2013-2014A.doc

11-16 May: Metropolitan Libraries (section of IFLA), Auckland

15 May: Waikato/Bay of Plenty Kids’ Lit Quiz, Regional Final.
Information will be available on and or contact for further information.

14-18 May: Auckland Writers and Readers Festival. Venue: Various, Auckland. Programme will be confirmed in March 2014. See:

16-18 May: Waikato/BoP LIANZA Weekend School, Gisborne.

17-25 May: New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards, National Festival of book-related events will run during this week.

21 May: Waikato/Bay of Plenty School Archives Network Group,
Wednesday, Time: 9:00am-1:00pm, Venue: Hamilton City Archives,In Kathleen Glenn Room, Level 2, Hamilton Libraries, Garden Place*
Cost: $5.00 per person, Please RSVP by Thursday 15th May, to Linda McCullough at Services to Schools,
National Library, if you would like to join us.
Or phone: 07 856 9134; or fax 07 856 7141
* As the meeting starts at 9:00am (before the Library is officially open), please meet by 8:50am at the Library’s Loading Bay in Collingwood Lane, off Alexandra Street. Nearest parking is the Farmers carpark, Alexandra Street, or the Plaza carpark (entry now from Anglesea Street).
2014 T2 School Archives Workshop 21 May.pdf
2014 T2 School Archives Workshop 21 May.pdf
2014 T2 School Archives Workshop 21 May.pdf

22 May: InterfaceXpo, Te Papa, Wellington
26 May: InterfaceXpo, Great Lakes Centre, Taupo
28 May: InterfaceXpo, North Harbour Stadium, Auckland
INTERFACEXpo is a free event for the people who make decisions about the direction and implementation of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) at their school.

28-30 May: NZ Area Schools Association Conference, Rutherford Hotel, Nelson

13 June SLANZA Waikato/Bay of Plenty A Book Processing and Mending Workshop With Robin Dixon, from Book Protection Products
Venue: Cambridge High School Library
Time: 9:30am – 1:00pm (Morning tea supplied)
Cost: $15pp for SLANZA members; $30 for non-SLANZA members
(Cash or cheques will be receipted on the day;please address cheques to SLANZA Waikato/BoP; internet banking is with ANZ Chartwell: 01-0370-0081477-00, please record your school name)
Bring: 3 x (NEW) paper back books processed ready to cover;
1 x hard back + 1 x hard back with dust jacket
Scissors and/or craft knife and cutting board (+ Squeegee if available)
Any book you want advice on how to repair.
Please RSVP to Glenys Bichan at Cambridge High School Library,
You can also contact Glenys on phone: 07 827 5415, ext. 835, or fax: 07 827 5598

2014 SLANZA Book Protection Products workshop June 13.doc
2014 SLANZA Book Protection Products workshop June 13.doc
2014 SLANZA Book Protection Products workshop June 13.doc

18-19 June: Association of Integrated Schools, New Zealand, including special character schools

?June?: Kids’ Lit Quiz: NZ national final. Date to be advised.

23 June: New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards Ceremony. For the schedule leading up to the awards see:

9 July: Kids’ Lit Quiz, World Final, Falmouth, Cornwall

17-19 July: New Zealand Association of Teachers of English Conference, Hawkes’ Bay.

18-20 July: NZ School Trustees Association

2 August: Bookrapt Seminar, Tauranga. Annual Saturday seminar of the Bay of Plenty Children’s Literature Association, Tauranga. Contact

16-22 August: International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) World Congress, 2014, Lyon, France. ‘Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge’

19-22 August: NZ Association of Intermediate and Middle Schooling, Rydges, Queenstown

23-31 August: Storylines Festival of New Zealand: Children's Writers and Illustrators.
The dates have been set for the 2014 Storylines Festival of New Zealand Children's Writers and Illustrators, including Family Days on:
Dunedin Family Day, Saturday 23 August.
Christchurch Family Day, Sunday 24 August.
Wellington Family Day, Sunday 25 August.
Northland Family Day, Whangarei, Saturday 30 August.
South Auckland Family Day, Saturday 30 August.
Auckland Family Day, Sunday 31 August.

25-30 August: International Association of School Librarianship (IASL): Moscow.

43th Annual International Conference incorporating 18th International Forum on Research in School Librarianship. Theme: ‘The school Library in the knowledge society: use of cognitive technologies, form creative person’. See:

10-13 September: IBBY World Congress, Mexico City until the IBBY website is updated

28 September – 1 October: 36th New Zealand Literacy Association Conference, Bethlehem College, Tauranga. ‘Surfing the literacy wave’. See: or contact: Diana Price, Conference Convenor

8-10 October: ULearn Conference - Rotorua The ULearn conferences are organised by CORE Education, a not-for-profit educational research, development and implementation organisation in New Zealand. Always an inspiring conference for the latest in educational theory and practice, particularly in relation to the integration of ICT into educational contexts. Contact:Gwenny Davis

12-15 October: LIANZA Conference, 2014, Skycity, Auckland. ‘Pou Whakairo- Connect and Thrive’.

15-17 October: The 2014 South Island Children’s and Young Adults’ Librarians’ Conference
Clutha District Library, Balclutha celebrates 100 years as a Carnegie Library. Watch for the website, or contact Vicki Darling at:

8 November Waikato Children’s Literature Association Annual Saturday Seminar Contact:

Waikato Children's Literature Association Seminar on Saturday 8 November is "Picture It! A journey into Picture Books and Graphic Novels".

David Elliot was this year's Margaret Mahy Medal winner.
He is an wonderful artist and author of Henry's Map. David illustrated Margaret Mahy's The Moon and Farmer McPhee (NZ Post Book of the Year) and The Word Witch.

Donovan Bixley is colourful, prolific and fun. He won the Children's Choice Award for The Three Bears Sort Of and recently published a great part graphic novel Monkey Boy.
Paul Martin is a Hamilton designer who has produced his first fabulous graphic picture book about Kory, a surfing Kiwi from Raglan, titled Flight of the Kiwi.

See Flyer:

Picture It! WCLA Seminar Brochure 2014 pdf.pdf
Picture It! WCLA Seminar Brochure 2014 pdf.pdf

Picture It! WCLA Seminar Brochure 2014 pdf.pdf

14 November and 21st November - Term 4 Waikato Bay of Plenty SLANZA Tours
School and Tertiary Library Transitions Tours:

School Library tours Friday November 14th 2014.
11 High Schools and 1 Intermediate from the region took part.

Tertiary Library tours Friday November 21st 2014.
The 4 major Tertiary Institutions from the region took part.

Many thanks to all involved.

This year we are trying for something new!
Do you know as a Primary School Librarian what your students may experience in an Intermediate or Secondary School Library?
What skills will they need? What resources – print and digital - does the library have? Can you help to prepare them better for the next library journey they will be on?

Intermediate Librarians – What does your local Secondary School offer to students in the Library?
What research skills will your students need to develop for secondary school study?
How can you inspire your students to continue being active library users at the next step in their education?

Secondary School Librarians – How can you help to prepare students for their tertiary education studies?
Want the answers to these questions?

Then go visit the library your students will transition to. Talk – Discover – Find Out!

Please arrange your visits using the contact information in the Transitions Tour tables of participating host School and Tertiary libraries.

SLANZA Transitions Tour Tables for 14th Nov and 21 Nov.pdf
SLANZA Transitions Tour Tables for 14th Nov and 21 Nov.pdf
SLANZA Transitions Tour Tables for 14th Nov and 21 Nov.pdf