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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

    • 5 Sep 2018
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • 9 Dec 2020
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • 21 sessions


    • 15 Sep 2018
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • 21 Nov 2020
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • 16 sessions
    • The Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford, VIC,3067 Australia

    All meetings in 2020 will be held in The Sheet Room at the Abbotsford Convent. Except for the Council and Think Tank on the 8th August which will be held in the Salon Room of the Abbotsford Convent.

    For any questions please ring the SLAV phone on 0477 439 593.

    • 27 Feb 2020
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • 29 Oct 2020
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • 4 sessions
    • Various Locations
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    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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    • 23 Jul 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Online
    Register

    An Online Masterclass Series with Kevin Hennah

    Session One – Genrefication Showcase

    Thursday July 23

    Implementing a genre-based layout across both Fiction and Non Fiction may be a powerful way to build loan stats and bolster the relevance of libraries. Kevin Hennah strongly believes this is so and his results back up his belief. Impressive photographs from schools that have implemented Kevin’s advice coupled with equally impressive usage stats may inspire you to reinvent your collection.

    Session to be repeated on the day

    Choose from:

    10.00am to 11.30am
    4.00pm to 5.30pm

    Note: Sessions will only run if we get the required numbers.

    Individual Session Registrations

    $50.00 a session for SLAV Members

    $70.00 a session for Non-Members


    A series registration is also available for all three sessions.

    Masterclass Series Flyer


    • 23 Jul 2020
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • 17 Sep 2020
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • 3 sessions
    • Online
    Register

    An Online Masterclass Series with Kevin Hennah

    Session One – Genrefication Showcase

    Thursday July 23

    Implementing a genre-based layout across both Fiction and Non Fiction may be a powerful way to build loan stats and bolster the relevance of libraries. Kevin Hennah strongly believes this is so and his results back up his belief. Impressive photographs from schools that have implemented Kevin’s advice coupled with equally impressive usage stats may inspire you to reinvent your collection.

    Session Two – Inspired Library Layout & Seating

    Wednesday August 19

    Learning spaces in libraries must offer a point of difference over classrooms and there’s simply nothing engaging about an aisle! Join Kevin Hennah as he challenges traditional ideas on library layout and seating whilst delivering practical advice at all budget-levels.

    Session Three – High-Impact, Low-Budget Library

    Thursday September 17

    Innovation is not dependant on a generous funding! Kevin Hennah demonstrates this with sophisticated and highly creative ideas for display and decoration which draw inspiration from retail, museums and art galleries.

    Session to be repeated on the day

    Choose from:

    10.00am to 11.30am
    4.00pm to 5.30pm

    Note: Sessions will only run if we get the required numbers.

    Individual Session Registrations

    $50.00 a session for SLAV Members

    $70.00 a session for Non-Members


    Masterclass Flyer


    • 29 Jul 2020
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • 19 Nov 2020
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • 4 sessions
    • online
    Register


    Book Club

    2020

    All Members Welcome

    Online

    4.30 to 5.30


    MEETINGS

    At each meeting we will have a featured topic, focusing on books for young people. Towards the end of the session, in the last ten minutes, we will consider participants recent adult reading.

    Lists will be made of all recommendations and posted on the SLAV Blog – slavconnects and the Readings Bookshop website.


    Our next meeting:

    wednesday July 29

    Books for Reluctant readers

    What book always works for you with the reluctant readers?

    Towards the end of the session, in the last ten minutes, we will consider participants recent adult reading.

    Program for 2020

    Term Three

    Thursday August 27

    Good Covers / Bad Covers

    We all judge books by their covers. But what makes a good cover is very subjective. Bring along the covers you, or your readers, love or hate. 

    Towards the end of the session, in the last ten minutes, we will consider participants recent adult reading.

     

    Term Four

    Wednesday October 14

    Biographies

    Real stories about actual people often strike a chord with young readers. Share your favourites.

    Towards the end of the session, in the last ten minutes, we will consider participants recent adult reading.

     

    Thursday November 19

    Classics or Hidden Gems

    What classics deserve to be remembered? Or, what wonderful books do you think are hidden in your collection – special books that for various reasons were not celebrated by others but you know they are wonderful stories young people would appreciate if they found them.

    Towards the end of the session, in the last ten minutes, we will consider participants recent adult reading.  Or, what are you looking forward to reading on the Summer break!

     

    Happy Reading!

    • 30 Jul 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • ONLINE
    Register

    Readers, Stories, Literacy:

    A forum for learning and discussion

    July 30

    Topic: Collaboration

    ONLINE

    Thursday

    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.

     

    Presenters

    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)
     
    • 10 Aug 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Online
    • 61
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    Powering Learning: Libguides

    Monday August 10

    Online

    Meeting details to follow

    Program

    9.00 Welcome

    9.15 – 10.00am

    A tour of the Libguides at Scotch College, Perth (online)

    with Brad Tyrrell the Dean of Information and Learning Technology   Scotch College

    10.00 – 10.30

    Putting the student in the library driver’s seat: library and teacher collaboration together with student content curation to enhance learning - David Feighan

     10.30 – 11.00 – Break

    11.00 – 12.30

    Merging the Teacher Librarian/Teacher Roles: How I use Libguides - Tania Sheko

    Hiding Vegetables in the Meatballs – Leonie Paatsch

    Libguides for Differentiation - Jodie Warner (and Bronwyn Burke)

    Tools and Tips Monica Williams


    MASTERCLASS FLYER


    • 19 Aug 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Online
    Register

    An Online Masterclass Series with Kevin Hennah

    Session Two – Inspired Library Layout & Seating

    Wednesday August 19

    Learning spaces in libraries must offer a point of difference over classrooms and there’s simply nothing engaging about an aisle! Join Kevin Hennah as he challenges traditional ideas on library layout and seating whilst delivering practical advice at all budget-levels.

    Session to be repeated on the day

    Choose from:

    10.00am to 11.30am
    4.00pm to 5.30pm

    Note: Sessions will only run if we get the required numbers.

    Individual Session Registrations

    $50.00 a session for SLAV Members

    $70.00 a session for Non-Members


    A series registration is also available for all three sessions.

    Masterclass Series Flyer


    • 29 Aug 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Melbourne Convention Centre


    • 4 Sep 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • CO.AS.IT Conference Room, CO.AS.IT Building, 199 Faraday Street, Carlton
    • 47
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    Powering Learning: Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives

    A joint event School Library Association of Victoria (SLAV)

    Language and Multicultural Education Resource Centre (LMERC)

    Friday September 4

    CO.AS.IT  Conference Room

    CO.AS.IT Building

    199 Faraday Street

    Carlton

    Program

    8.30 Registration

    9.00 Welcome

    9.15 to 10.30 - Featured Address
    Marcia Langton on Welcome to Country
    Professor Marcia Langton

    10.30 – 11.00 - Morning Tea and Bookshop Browsing

    11.00 – 12.20 (split into two groups and charge at 11.45)
    Welcoming children to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture
    Maryann Ballantyne

    A tour and introduction to the Languages and Multicultural Education Resource Centre (LMERC) with Jenny Peck

    12.30 - 1.30 – LUNCH and Bookshop Browsing

    1.30 – 2.15
    Koorie English: a deadly way to think and talk
    Mathew Lillyst

    2.15 – 2.45
    Inclusive Collection Development – Examples from New Zealand
    Ruth Woolven

    2.45 – 3.30
    A presentation to support librarians and teachers to incorporate Aboriginal perspectives across the Victorian curriculum
    Zeta Wilson

    3.30 Close


    Masterclass Program

    • 10 Sep 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Breakfast Parlour - The Abbotsford Convent
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    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 (UTC+10:00)
    • Angliss Conference Centre, William Angliss Institute
    • 76
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    Conference Program

    8.30am Registration
    9.00am Welcome
    Dr Susan La Marca, SLAV Executive Officer

    9.05am Keynote Address: Literacy Communities Empowering Each Other
    Heather Fehring, Emerita Professor in the School of Education, in the Design & Social
    Context College, RMIT University

    9.40am An update from the Literacy Unit, Department of Education and Training
    Mark Fields, Manager, Literacy Unit Learning Teaching and Pathways Division
    Department of Education and Training

    10.10am Discussion Session One
    How do you promote the library to its community?
    What practical strategies can you share?

    10.30am Morning Tea, Trade Exhibition and Poster Gallery

    11.00am Powering Engagement
    Roland Harvey, Creator

    11.45am Discussion Session Two
    How do you encourage and support student voice/agency in your library?

    12.05pm SLAV Primary School Leaders Award Presentation

    12.30pm Lunch, Trade Exhibition and Poster Gallery

    1.30pm Environment Award for Children’s Literature—2020’s Best Nature Books
    Amelia Young, National Campaigns Director, the Wilderness Society

    2.00pm Discussion Session Three
    How are you involved in the Inquiry Process in your school?

    2.15pm Discussion Session Four
    Ideas for responding to the 2020 CBCA Book Week Theme – ‘Curious Creatures, Wild Minds’

    2.30pm Highlights from the CBCA Younger Readers Category Judge
    Ruth Woolven, Librarian, Kew Primary School

    3.00pm Spotlight – ‘Words have the power to empower others
    Solli Raphael, Slam Poet and Social Advocate

    3.25pm Conference Close – Poster Gallery prizes


    Download Conference Flyer

    • 17 Sep 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Online
    Register

    An Online Masterclass Series with Kevin Hennah

    Session Three – High-Impact, Low-Budget Library Makeovers

    Thursday September 17

    Innovation is not dependant on a generous funding!

    Kevin Hennah demonstrates this with sophisticated and highly creative ideas for display and decoration which draw inspiration from retail, museums and art galleries.

    Session to be repeated on the day

    Choose from:

    10.00am to 11.30am
    4.00pm to 5.30pm

    Note: Sessions will only run if we get the required numbers.

    Individual Session Registrations

    $50.00 a session for SLAV Members

    $70.00 a session for Non-Members


    A series registration is also available for all three sessions.

    Masterclass Series Flyer


    • 28 Oct 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Hillcrest Christian College
    • 6
    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

    • 29 Oct 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Abbotsford Convent


    • 27 Nov 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • MELBOURNE CONVENTION CENTRE
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