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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

    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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    • 7 Oct 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • online


    Culturally Diverse Literature Series

    Part 3 - Making Changes at Your School or Institution


    Wednesday 7 October

    4:00 – 5:00 pm

    Stories are powerful. They shape the way we think about the world, ourselves and each other. The stories we choose to present to students at school, as teachers and librarians, profoundly affect how students perceive the world and their place in it. We want to help you choose culturally diverse resources that reflect students’ diverse lives, promote inclusion, challenge stereotypes, confront racism and ultimately strengthen our multicultural society.

    Free

    * Please note that there are limited spaces for this session. If you register, please make sure you are able to attend.

    In part 3, we are offering an online space for you to talk about changes you are considering making to your text list or collections which will support and promote culturally diverse literature. It will be an opportunity for you to connect with teachers and librarians from other schools.

    Please note groups will be based on the age-group of readers you are looking to cater for. All groups will be participant-led.


    Registration is available on the VicTESOL website HERE




    • 8 Oct 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Online
    Register



    October 8 2020

    4.00pm to 5.30pm

    ONLINE

     

    Join us as we celebrate the work of Australian Picture book creators.

    Program

    4.00pm

    Welcome

    4 15pm

    Kristin Gill, publisher Penguin Random House, in conversation with Anna Walker, Jess Mc Geachin and Graeme Base

    4 45pm

    Alyson O’Brien, publisher Hardie Grant in conversation with Patrick Guest

    5 10pm

    The Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children’s Literature

    5 30pm

    Close

     

    Best Read Aloud

    We will be conducting a Padlet where we are asking participants to share their best read aloud picture book. This resource will later be shared with all participants and the wider community.

     

    Program Flyer



    • 14 Oct 2020
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • 19 Nov 2020
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • 2 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.


    Term Four PROGRAM

    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!

    • 27 Oct 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Online
    Register



    Practical Preparedness: Dealing with compounding disasters

    October 27 2020

    7.00pm to 8.00pm

    ONLINE

     

    SLAV in collaboration with the School Library Association of New South Wales  (SLANSW) and Blue Shield Australia offer members an Online Meet-up stemming from the impact of last summer's bush fire season, which was compounded by floods. With the added issue of COVID-19 to deal with, we are aiming to be better prepared for this years’ season, knowing that we will be facing compounding disasters.

    The goal of this Online Meet-up is to provide our members with practical strategies to deal with disasters, should their library be directly impacted in the future. Presenters will share their experiences, guide participants through creating ;preparedness document; and look to strengthen support networks across the GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) sectors. 

     

    Presenters

    Sue Hutley is the General Manager, Library Customer Services at Bond University Library. During her career, Sue has worked in managerial positions in special, public and academic libraries and well as a not-for-profit Executive Director.  Sue is currently the volunteer Chair of Blue Shield Australia, a national committee of Blue Shield International, working to protect cultural heritage threatened by armed conflict and natural disasters.  

    blueshieldaustralia.org.au  @BlueShieldAust  @suehutley 

     

    Susan Mapleson is the Senior Teacher Librarian at Christian College, Geelong. In her 21 years at the school the last couple have been the most challenging as the Senior Library was flooded twice and then in 2018 the Library and Administration building were destroyed by fire. This experience is not something that you are ever prepared for, but Susan hopes to share some of the positives that came out of rebuilding a new library.

     

    Heather Brown is an Assistant Director at Artlab Australia/State Library of South Australia and is the co-author of the ALIA Disaster Management for Libraries Guide 

    https://www.alia.org.au/information-and-resources/disaster-planning

    Heather will discuss practical tips for disaster preparedness, the ALIA template documents and scenarios and other useful resources available including

    https://blueshieldaustralia.org.au/resources/

     

    SLAV Members Free

    Non Members $35.00


    A link to the event will be emailed closer to the date.



    • 29 Oct 2020
    • 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Online
    Register

    Readers, Stories, Literacy

    A forum for learning and discussion

    Online

    4.15 to 6.00pm

    October - Book Talking

    There is a correlation between the richness of the reading environment in which readers live and the richness of the talk about what they’ve read. Aidan Chambers Tell Me: Children Reading and Talking, PETA, 1993

    This forum will explore how we talk about books in reading programs and to English classes or individuals when we are trying to capture their interest and ensure they want to read the book no matter what! 

    How do we give a great book talk? We will discuss hints and tips and listen to a panel of highly skilled book talkers discussing their best book talks and strategies for encouraging book talk among students.

    Panel:

    • Susan La Marca, SLAV EO
    • Julia Petricevic, Head of Library, Genazzano FCJ College
    • Erin Wamala, Teacher-librarian, Trinity Grammar School
    • Tye Cattanach, Readings Bookshop, SLAV Social Media

    Special Guests

    Suzy Zail on her new book I Am Change

    Ian Trevaskis on his new book Of Boys and Boats

    Trace Balla discussing her work

    Ten Best New Books in Ten Minutes from the The Kids Bookshop


    Registration includes a recording of the event for participants

    SLAV Members - $20.00

    Non Members - $30.00


    • 13 Nov 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Online Event
    • 56
    Register

    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 November 13

    Online

    Program

    9.30am to 12.30pm

     Featured Address
    Marcia Langton on Welcome to Country
    Professor Marcia Langton

    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

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

    Inclusive Collection Development – Examples from New Zealand
    Ruth Woolven

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


    PDF Flyer of Event


    • 27 Nov 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Virtual Event
    • 199

    • 11 Feb 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Hillcrest Christian College
    • 4


    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

    • 17 Feb 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • The Salon - The Abbotsford Convent
    • 0


    Book Covering, Basic Repairs & Upcycling Books

    November 5 2020

    9.30am to 12.30pm

    Morning Tea Provided

    Price: Members $80.00     Non-Members $120.00

    Venue: The Salon

    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.


    • 12 Mar 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Victoria University, City Convention Centre Level 12, 300 Flinders Street Melbourne.
    • 110



    Conference Program to be advised.

    Please Contact the office with any inquiries.



    • 22 Mar 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Angliss Conference Centre, William Angliss Institute
    • 75



    Conference Program to be advised

    Please contact the office with any inquiries





    • 23 Jul 2021
    • 9:00 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • 24 Jul 2021
    • 3:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Melbourne Convention Centre


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