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Reading Forum Series 2020 - Session 3 - Collaboration - Online

  • 30 Jul 2020
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


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Readers, Stories, Literacy:

A forum for learning and discussion

July 30

Topic: Collaboration



4pm for 4.15 start to 6.00

At this forum we will engage with the crucial role of collaboration in creating a reading culture.  How library staff collaborate with teachers, parents and administration will be explored through shared examples of best practice and discussion.



Bibliotherapy @ CGGS - Anne Devenish

The Senior Library curates this service for staff interested in personalised book recommendations, delivered at the end of every Term for their recuperative holiday reading. If staff are interested in a little literary treat from the Library, they fill out a reading profile and also let us know of any recent books they would like added to the collection.

 Anne Devenish is Head of Library Information Services at Camberwell Girls Grammar School

Community Building, Community Engagement - Anna Antonidias

 The annual Xavier Literary Dinner is a whole community event that brings together students, teachers, parents and supporters of the college to celebrate story and the important role of literature in our lives.  The event is a highlight of the yearly calendar and an important advocacy and engagement activity that fosters a reading culture.

Anna Antonidias is a teacher librarian at Xavier College, Senior Campus.

Collaborate with YABBA - Michelle Nye
For many decades, the Young Australian’s Best Book Award (YABBA) has been allowing students the opportunity to voice their opinions on what they read. It has also facilitated opportunities for students to meet, discuss and interact with award winners fostering collaborations and interactions that enrich a reading culture.
Michelle Nye is President of YABBA and the Head of Library at Hillcrest Christian College

Guest Creators

Gus Gordon is an internationally acclaimed illustrator and author. He has illustrated and written over 80 books for children. His illustrations are known for their loose and energetic line work, mixed media and humour. Gus's first picture book, Wendy, was a Notable Book in the 2010 Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Picture Book of the Year Awards. His second picture book, Herman and Rosie, now published in twelve countries, has been internationally acclaimed and awarded.

Somewhere Else was published by Penguin Random House Australia in 2016 and has won many awards internationally, including a 2017 CBCA Notable book and 2017 book of the year for 5-8 year olds in the Speech Pathology book awards in Australia.  In 2019 The Last Peach, a delightful book about friendship and sharing was shortlisted in the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards – 0-3 years.

Julianne Negri was a 2018 recipient of the Australian Society of Author’s Emerging Writer’s Mentorship Award. In 2014 she was runner-up in the Sisters in Crime Scarlet Stiletto Short Story Award and in 2015 was Highly Commended in the Southern Cross Short Story Award. Julianne has five children and has been a musician, eco-crafter and film reviewer. She works at the State Library Victoria in teen programs and audience engagement. The Secret Library of Hummingbird House is her debut book.

Cath Moore is of Irish/Afro-Caribbean heritage. She was born in Guyana, raised in Australia and has lived in Scotland and Belgium. She now lives in Melbourne. Cath is an award-winning screenwriter, a teacher and a filmmaker. Metal Fish, Falling Snow is her first novel. 


We will finish the session with Ten Best Books in Ten Minutes from the Kids’ Bookshop


Session attendees will receive

  • Certificate of participation
  •  Handouts and slides (where available)

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