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One of the strengths of SLAV is its strong and active Branch structure.

When you join SLAV you also join one of the regional and metropolitan branches which meet regularly throughout the year.

Your local branch

  • gives you the opportunity to connect with peers in your region.
  • provides you with professional learning and collaborative opportunities.
  • gives you a voice through your local branch representative at SLAV Council meetings.

Contact a Branch

Ballarat

Convenor: Sharon Hayes and Loretta Kelly

2024 Meetings TBA

Bendigo

Convenor: Sharon Wallace

2024 Meetings TBA

East Gippsland

Convenor: Jacinta Fleming

2024 Meetings TBA

Geelong

Convenor: Joy Whiteside joyw@sjc.vic.edu.au

2024 Meetings TBA

Goulburn Valley

Vacant

La Trobe Valley

Convenor: Robyn Byrne and Susan O’Malley


2024 Meetings


Term 1

Wednesday 21st February @ St Michael’s Primary School Traralgon (4.15 for 4.30 start)

  • Jo Panckridge from CBCA speaking about Shadow Judging
  • Ruth Woolven from LMERC (Languages and Multicultural Education Resource Centre) speaking about resources for diversity.

Term 2

Wednesday 8th May@ St Paul’s Traralgon campus

Agenda items so far:

  • Tour of the new library
  • The School Library Toolkit
  • CBCA Book of the Year Shortlist
  • National Simultaneous Storytime

Term 3

SLAV Online CBCA Judges Talk


Term 4

December dinner meeting.

Metro Central

Convenors:  Di Ruffles and Karen Malbon


2024 Meetings

Term 1

Thursday 21 March

Host - Genazzano FCJ College, Senior Library


Term 2

Thursday 23 May

Host - Caulfield Grammar School, Malvern Campus


Term 3

CBCA online Judges Talk TBA


Thursday 29 August

Host - LMERC, Carlton


Term 4

Thursday 21 November

Metro Eastern

Convenors: Julie Pagliaro and Marianne Smith

https://slavmetroeast.wordpress.com/


2024 Meetings


Term 1


Thursday 14th March

Host - Helen Farch, Forest Hill Library

Topic: School libraries combat misinformation

 

Term 2

First week of May

Host - Amy Isma, Mater Christi

Topic TBC


Term 3

Date TBA

Online CBCA Judge's Talk,


Term 4

Thursday Nov 7th

Dinner and Professional Conversation,

Bucatini's, Mitcham

Metro Northern

Convenors: TBA

2024 Meetings TBA


Metro Southern

Convenors: Robyn Stark & Katrina Holyge

Branch facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/536945660204504/

2024 Meetings TBA

Metro Western

Convenors: Milena Gates & Ngaire Brown

2024 Meetings TBA

Term 1

March 19th (Tuesday) @ 4:30 pm

Focus on supporting and connecting with neighboring schools, discussing Reading Programs, Shadow Judging, shelf talkers, and the process of applying for an Author in Residence. Please RSVP ASAP or by March 15th.

Term 2

Date TBD

Online meeting - Discussion on Sharing Ideas and preparation for Book Week.

Term 3

Date TBD

Online talk by CBCA Judges and a possible online catch-up.

Term 4

Date TBD

St Columbus – Reflection and Planning for 2025.

North East Region

Convenor: Cheryl Taylor

2024 Meetings TBA

Pakenham

Co-convenors: Jessica Gallagher and Barbara Cousens

Pakenham Branch

2024 Meetings TBA

Peninsula

Convenor: Lynn Swannell

2024 Meetings TBA

Primary Branch

Convenors: Michele Rutter and Raff Grasso

The Primary Branch is open to all members who have an interest in school libraries in Early Childhood or Primary. Members may also attend their local area branch.

2024 Meetings

Thursday, March 14th

Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Online

Join us for our first meeting where we'll be sharing on topics related to tbeginning of the school year.  A key focus will be library orientation ideas and how we establish library expectations and routines. Please bring along ideas on how you orientate students, new staff, and parents to your library. Whether it's through activities, presentations, lessons or interactive sessions, we'd love to hear about your strategies!

South Gippsland

Vacant

South West Region

Convenor: Margaret Sinnott 

2024 Meetings TBA

Sunraysia

Vacant

West Gippsland

Vacant

Wimmera

Vacant

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Synergy (ISSN 1448-5716) is published twice annually (May and October) by the School Library Association of Victoria (SLAV).

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