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SLANSW hosts a number of professional learning events each year at a discounted rate for members. Our regular professional learning program consists of two face-to-face conferences per year (usually held in March and September), as well as monthly online meet-up sessions.

SLANSW also offers professional learning opportunities through partnerships with other professional associations, organisations and and industry events. Previous partners have included Eduwebinar, Syba Academy, Spark Festival, and Brisbane Summit's Capacity Building School Libraries conference.

Please note SLANSW's Cancellation and Refund Policy for Professional Learning Events when registering for conferences and online meet-ups.

Professional learning events

    • 17 Oct 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • 2 Dec 2022
    • 8:00 PM
    • Flexible Blended Learning
    • 93
    Registration is closed

    Flexible Blended Learning Course 2, 2022

    Based on the feedback of members, who expressed difficulty in attending evening or weekend professional learning events, SLANSW have responded with a flexible blended learning format which allows you to participate in the professional learning offered by SLANSW at a time that works for you.

    This new format of Professional Learning for our members is based on the ‘Open Learning’ model. The term ‘open learning’ is used to describe learning situations in which learners have the flexibility to choose from a variety of options in relations to time, place and modes of access, as well as other factors related to their learning. In Term 4, our next of the flexible blended learning course will be offered.


    Course structure 

    Commencing on October 17 and concluding on December 2, this course focuses on Undertaking Action Research in Your School Library. Over the seven-week course, participants will be provided with access to SLANSW restricted and member only videos and professional readings to support you through the process of undertaking action research in your school. Participants will work at their own pace to complete the viewing and reading of resources. An optional online meetup will be offered for participants, however attendance at this meetup is not compulsory to meet the course requirements. Participants will be asked to post a reflection on their learning at the end of the flexible blended learning course. 


    Suggested Standards addressed by this Course

    2.5.2 Apply knowledge and understanding of effective teaching strategies to support students’ literacy and numeracy achievement.

    6.2.2 Participate in learning to update knowledge and practice targeted to professional needs and school and/or system priorities.

    6.3.2 Contribute to collegial discussions and apply constructive feedback from colleagues to improve professional knowledge and practice.

    7.4.2 Participate in professional and community networks and forums to broaden knowledge and improve practice.

    Certificate of participation available via request to: info@slansw.net.au


    • 30 Nov 2022
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Online via SLANSW Zoom room
    • 80
    Register

    Special Interest Group - Research

    Focus: Evidence-Based Projects 

    Please join us for our final meeting of the year at which our guest, Helen Stower, Program Director of Queensland/s Mt Alvernia College iCentre, will join Dr. Lyn Hay in conversation to discuss her evidence-based projects at Mt Alvernia. Lyn has provided Helen with a number of questions we think will be of interest to all and those attending will also be encouraged to contribute.

    Newcomers to the Research SIG are welcome to participate in this great opportunity to be inspired for 2023!



    How do I participate?

    All SLANSW members are welcome to attend this Research SIG meeting.

    You must register to ensure you are sent the Zoom login details within 24 hours before your session.


    • 13 Dec 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online via SLANSW Zoom room
    • 92
    Register

    Hosted by SLANSW President: Dr Di Laycock

    Join us for the annual SLANSW Trivia night!

    Fancy yourself as a trivia tragic? Feel like some fun to end the year? Like to enjoy some light-hearted banter with colleagues? Then TL Trivia is for you!

    Why not take some time out for some fun and downtime with colleagues and join us for our Library Trivia in December? We promise that being able to recite locations in the Dewey Decimal System off by heart is not a prerequisite, although there could be a question or two! And of course, there are prizes!


    About this Meet-up

    A maximum of 100 places are available for each meet-up, so get your registrations in ASAP.

    Participation in SLANSW online meet-ups is at no cost to members.  Non-members may access the meet-ups for $35 per session.

    The one-hour meet-up takes place in SLANSW's Zoom conference room. 

    Those who register for this event will receive an email within 24 hours before the event, with details to access this online session.

22 Nov 2022 Sensational starts: Orientation activities and programs to kick off the new year
16 Nov 2022 Coffee and Chat - Non-Teaching School Library SIG - Term 4 2022
25 Oct 2022 An Evening with Matthew Lin and Zana Fraillon
17 Sep 2022 SLANSW AGM 2022
10 Sep 2022 Professional Learning Summit: Information and Innovation (10 September 2022)
9 Aug 2022 An Introduction to the Information Fluency Framework
3 Aug 2022 Special Interest Group - Research
26 Jul 2022 CBCA Book Week Preparation
14 Jun 2022 Library Partnerships – How do you connect with other libraries? (Open Online Forum)
2 Jun 2022 SLANSW Professional Learning Lab - Series 1 2022 - Group 3
1 Jun 2022 Special Interest Group - Research
11 May 2022 Coffee and Chat - Non-Teaching School Library SIG - Term 2 2022
9 May 2022 Flexible Blended Learning Course 1, 2022
3 May 2022 Reading for Wellbeing: Implementing reading programs to support student wellbeing
6 Apr 2022 Special Interest Group - Research
19 Mar 2022 Professional Learning Summit: Representation Matters (19 March 2022)
9 Mar 2022 Coffee and Chat - Non-Teaching School Library SIG - Term 1 2022
8 Mar 2022 Escape Rooms and Library Event Programming - How to get started and involve your community.
15 Feb 2022 How do you recommend books to your students?
9 Feb 2022 Special Interest Group - Research
7 Dec 2021 SLANSW Trivia 2021
24 Nov 2021 Special Interest Group - Research "Planning for Action: Evidence-based projects ideas for 2022”
23 Nov 2021 Member Benefits - New offerings and updates
13 Nov 2021 Teaching Civic Online Reasoning: Empowering Students to Sort Fact from Fiction Online with Dr Sarah McGrew (International Speaker Series: 2) Saturday 13 November, 2021 9:00-11:00am
27 Oct 2021 Coffee and Chat - Non-Teaching School Library SIG - Term 4 2021
20 Oct 2021 Special Interest Group - Research "Informing and Reporting on Your Practice"
12 Oct 2021 Developmental Bibliotherapy: What is it and why do our students need it?
15 Sep 2021 Coffee and Chat - Non-Teaching School Library SIG
4 Sep 2021 Professional Learning Summit: Digital Design and Delivery (4 September 2021)
17 Aug 2021 SLANSW Celebrates National Science Week
20 Jul 2021 Brilliant Book Week Ideas! (Open Online Forum)
16 Jun 2021 Meet Your Association - Northern Session
9 Jun 2021 Meet Your Association - Southern Session
5 Jun 2021 Inquiry-based Teaching and Learning: A Re-imagination Journey with Dr Barbara Stripling (International Speaker Series: 1) Saturday 5 June, 2021 9:00-11:00am
2 Jun 2021 Meet Your Association - Western Session
25 May 2021 Inquiry Learning and the Teacher Librarian - the ideal and the reality
27 Apr 2021 Just Read: Developing and implementing a K-12 sustained silent reading program
30 Mar 2021 Spotlight on TL of the Year, Vicki Courtenay
13 Mar 2021 The Laureate and the Literacy Leader: Professional Learning Summit (13 March 2021)
16 Feb 2021 Trialling micro-credentials in a school library setting
1 Dec 2020 TL Trivia
17 Nov 2020 The Best Books of 2020
27 Oct 2020 Practical Preparedness: Dealing with compounding disasters
22 Sep 2020 Lessons from the Library: pitfalls and possibilities (Open Online Forum)
5 Sep 2020 Working for a New Normal with Dr R. David Lankes (International Speaker Series: 4) Saturday, 5 September, 2020 9.00-11.00am
22 Aug 2020 The Post-Pandemic School Library Learning Commons with Anita Brooks Kirkland (International Speaker Series: 3) Saturday, 22 August, 2020 9.00-11.00am
4 Aug 2020 The Inclusion of Australian Multicultural Young Adult Fiction in Secondary School Library Collections
25 Jul 2020 Information Literacy in Reading Fiction with Dr Mary Ann Harlan (International Speaker Series: 2) Saturday, 25 July, 2020 9.00-11.00am
20 Jun 2020 International Speaker Series Professional Learning Package (20 June, 25 July, 22 August & 5 September, 2020)
20 Jun 2020 Young People Living Safe Lives in Online Environments with Dr Ross Todd (International Speaker Series: 1) Saturday, 20 June, 2020 9.00-11.00am
9 Jun 2020 Online Marketplace Meet-up 2
26 May 2020 Graphic novels as texts: “It was harder to teach than I thought.”
5 May 2020 Online Marketplace Meet-up 1
31 Mar 2020 How are you dealing with COVID-19? (Open Online Forum)
24 Mar 2020 The role of the author and poet in making reading matter
7 Mar 2020 Reach Out Through Reading, SLANSW State Library Conference Day (7 March 2020)
25 Feb 2020 The Library as ‘third space’ in your school: Supporting academic and emotional well-being in the school community
26 Nov 2019 Using action research to support professional learning of teachers (Action Research Series)
29 Oct 2019 Kickstarting Action Research in Your School Library (Action Research Series)
19 Oct 2019 Today’s Learners ~ Tomorrow’s Leaders, SLANSW State Library Conference Day
24 Sep 2019 Diverse stories: Developing Year 8 boys to become adventurous readers (Action Research Series)
3 Sep 2019 The power of immigrant stories: Action research at Mazenod (Action Research Series)
27 Aug 2019 Guided Inquiry: Findings and implications from recent research and practice (Action Research Series)

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