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The School Library Association of Victoria acknowledges the support of the Department of Education Training Victoria, through the Strategic Partnerships Program.

Upcoming events

    • 27 Feb 2020
    • 29 Oct 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • Various Locations
    Register

    Dates: 

    Session 1 -  27/02/2020

    Session 2 - 14/05/2020

    Session 3 -  30/07/2020

    Session 4 - 29/10/2020

    Time: 4:30pm-  6:30pm

    Location: See individual sessions below


    Cost:

    SLAV Members

    $170 (inc. GST) Series ticket (4 sessions)

    Non Members

    $210 (inc. GST) Series ticket (4 sessions)

    Delegates will receive:

    - Showbag of resource material

    - Certificate of Participation

    - Afternoon tea/refreshments

    - 10% off all books on the night


    Session 1 - 27th February 2020

    Melbourne Grammar School

    Lecture Theatre

    In this first event of our 2020 series, we will be joined by nine publishers who will each have five minutes to share with us their releases for 2020.

    We have expanded the scope of this forum to include books for primary and early secondary, making this event a must for anyone running a reading program at years seven and eight as well as primary practitioners.

    • Allen & Unwin
    • Affirm Press
    • Berbay Books
    • Ford Street Publishing
    • Magabala Books
    • Scribble Kids Books
    •  Penguin Random House
    •  Text Publishing
    •  Wild Dog Books

    We will also be joined by special guests, author Felice Arena and the author/illustrator Lucinda Gifford, who will share their work.

    The Kids Bookshop will be in attendance.

    Special Guests

    Lucinda Gifford is the author and illustrator of many well-loved children’s books. Many years ago, Lucinda left her fishing village in Scotland’s far north to study architecture in the big city, and quickly realised she preferred sketching buildings to designing them. She finally shared some of her best sketches 25 years later – at the 2014 SCBWI Illustrator Showcase in Sydney. Since then, she has illustrated 30 books, six of which she has also written. Her illustrations appear in a range of Australian picture books and junior and middle grade fiction, including Fairytales for Feisty Girls by Susannah McFarlane and, most recently, Emily Rodda’s Monty’s Island series. Lucinda lives in Melbourne and hopes to write and draw for the rest of her life.

    Felice Arena is one of Australia’s best-loved children’s writers. He is the author and creator of many popular and award-winning children’s books for all ages, including the acclaimed historical adventure adventures The Boy and the Spy, Fearless Frederic and The Great Escape, the bestselling Specky Magee books and the popular Andy Roid and Sporty Kids series.

    The Besties series is illustrated by Australian illustrator Tom Jellett. Tom has been an editorial illustrator for News Limited, working on The Australian, The Weekend Australian and The Daily Telegraph and his work has appeared in the South China Morning Post, The Week and the Medical Observer. His picture books with Justine Clarke and Arthur Baysting, The Gobbledygook is Eating a Book and The Gobbledygook and the Scribbledynoodle have been Australian bestsellers. His other acclaimed picture books include Why I Love Footy and Why I Love Summer with Michael Wagner, and Grandpa's Big Adventure, written by Paul Newman.

    Session 2 - 14th May 2020

    Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School - Senior Library

    Ground floor of the Cooerwull Centre, Noel Street, Ivanhoe

    Session 3 - 30th JULY 2020

    Kew Primary School

    Peel Street, Kew

    Session 4 - 29th October 2020

    Abbotsford Convent

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    • 29 Apr 2020
    • 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Mount Eliza Secondary College
    • 7
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    Book Covering, Basic Repairs & Upcycling Books

    29th April 2020

    2.30pm to 5.30pm

    Afternoon Tea Provided

    Price: Members $80.00     Non-Members $120.00

    Venue: Mount Eliza Secondary College

    Canadian Bay Road

    Mount Eliza

    The School Library Association of Victoria is offering the following professional development opportunity.

    The workshop will have minimum and maximum number limits and will only run if we have adequate numbers.

    All levels of library professional and volunteers are welcome.

     Workshop Content

    Learn how to keep your books looking good for longer using a variety of covering materials. Using simple repair techniques give old favourites a new lease on life.

    This is a hands-on workshop using library-specific covering and mending materials led by school library staff. We will share ideas and approaches to covering and discuss the various ways schools address covering decisions.

    All covering materials supplied. We will have some books for practice available, but please do bring your own too. Bring along covering challenges – approaches to be discussed.

    We will also look at ways to fold and work with discarded books to create sculptures and objects of interest for use in displays and promotions.

    Flyer to download

    • 14 May 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School
    Registration is closed

    Session 2

    non fiction for pleasure

    Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School Library

    Date: 14/05/2020

    Time: 4:15pm - 6:30pm

    Not all readers prefer narrative for their pleasure reading.  How do we engage those who prefer fact to fiction? What works best for those who prefer true stories and examples of real lives?  This forum will consider books that work and ideas that assist in their promotion.

    Cost:

    SLAV Members

    $45 (inc. GST) Individual session ticket

    Non Members

    $55 (inc. GST) Individual session ticket

    Delegates will receive:

    - Showbag of resource material

    - Certificate of Participation

    - Afternoon tea/refreshments

    - 10% off all books on the night

    4.15 to 4.35

    Making facts fun – the whys and hows of creative non-fiction

     Holly Toohey is a Publisher at Penguin Random House Australia. She creates and acquires new books and series for young readers of all ages, with a particular focus on brand partnerships and in-house creation. Holly has the pleasure of working with wonderfully talented fiction authors such as Jacqueline Harvey, R. A. Spratt and George Ivanoff, and is proud to have worked on bestselling non-fiction titles such as Shout Out to the Girls, High Five to the Boys and How to Save the Whole Stinkin’ Planet.

     

    4.35 to 4.45

    Connecting narrative non-fiction with secondary school Curriculum areas

    Jocelyn Allen, Info-Hub Leader, Head Teacher Librarian, Firbank Grammar School

     
    4.45 to 5.05

    It’s a pleasure. Non-fiction that is timely, relevant, and expert

    Maryann Ballantyne has worked in Australian publishing for a very long time. She loves introducing readers to stories - stories about ourselves, what makes us tick, who we are and where we have come from. The right non-fiction will set young readers on the most fantastic journey. 

     
    5.05 to 5.15

    Reading For Pleasure: what's the truth behind the story? 

     Real Stories & Non-Fiction are a key parts of the Loyola College library collection - and their inclusion in reading challenges, targeted purchasing and promotion all highlight their importance not only as valuable literacy support for our students but also respond to their interests, encouraging them to read widely.

    Alida Galati, i-centre Librarian, Loyola College


    5.15 to 5.45

    Special Guest: Sue Lawson

    Sue Lawson’s books, including Pan’s Whisper and Freedom Ride, are recognized for the sensitive way they explore the exciting and heartbreaking complexities of adolescence.

    As well as writing young adult novels, Sue co-writes fiction and nonfiction with Boonwurrung Elder, Aunty Fay Muir. Their books include Nganga, Respect, illustrated by Lisa Kennedy and the soon to be released, Always Was, Always Will Be.

    A former teacher, Sue worked for the ABC and commercial stations as a presenter and producer. She is currently a full-time writer, runs workshops and author talks, and also facilitates interviews and festivals.

    5.50 to 6.00 - The Kids Bookshop

    10 books in 10 minutes

    6.00pm 

    Bookshop Browsing

    Book Signing

     

    • 30 Jul 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Kew Primary School


    • 10 Aug 2020
    • 8:45 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Dalton Room, Xavier College, Kew
    • 40


    • 29 Aug 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Melbourne Convention Centre


    • 10 Sep 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Breakfast Parlour - The Abbotsford Convent
    • 8
    Register


    Book Covering, Basic Repairs & Upcycling Books

    10th September 2020

    9.30am to 12.30pm

    Morning Tea Provided

    Price: Members $80.00     Non-Members $120.00

    Venue: Breakfast Parlour

    Abbotsford Convent

    AbbotsfordThe School Library Association of Victoria is offering the following professional development opportunity.

    The workshop will have minimum and maximum number limits and will only run if we have adequate numbers.

    All levels of library professional and volunteers are welcome.

     Workshop Content

    Learn how to keep your books looking good for longer using a variety of covering materials. Using simple repair techniques give old favourites a new lease on life.

    This is a hands-on workshop using library-specific covering and mending materials led by school library staff. We will share ideas and approaches to covering and discuss the various ways schools address covering decisions.

    All covering materials supplied. We will have some books for practice available, but please do bring your own too. Bring along covering challenges – approaches to be discussed.

    We will also look at ways to fold and work with discarded books to create sculptures and objects of interest for use in displays and promotions.

    Flyer to download

    • 14 Sep 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Angliss Conference Centre, William Angliss Institute
    • 100


    • 28 Oct 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Hillcrest Christian College
    • 10
    Register


    Book Covering, Basic Repairs & Upcycling Books

    28th October 2020

    9.30am to 12.30pm

    Morning Tea Provided

    Price: Members $80.00     Non-Members $120.00

    Venue: Hillcrest Christian College

    500 Soldiers Road

    Clyde North

    The School Library Association of Victoria is offering the following professional development opportunity.

    The workshop will have minimum and maximum number limits and will only run if we have adequate numbers.

    All levels of library professional and volunteers are welcome.

     Workshop Content

    Learn how to keep your books looking good for longer using a variety of covering materials. Using simple repair techniques give old favourites a new lease on life.

    This is a hands-on workshop using library-specific covering and mending materials led by school library staff. We will share ideas and approaches to covering and discuss the various ways schools address covering decisions.

    All covering materials supplied. We will have some books for practice available, but please do bring your own too. Bring along covering challenges – approaches to be discussed.

    We will also look at ways to fold and work with discarded books to create sculptures and objects of interest for use in displays and promotions.

    Flyer to download

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    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Abbotsford Convent


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    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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    • 199

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