We warmly invite teachers, public, tertiary and school librarians to National Library’s first Digital Discovery Day, at Wanganui Intermediate, 21 June.
However, you’ll have to move fast – places have been filling quickly, as this is proving to be a popular professional development day!
You’ll have the opportunity for hands on exploration of digital resources and time to discuss how you can present, promote and use them to enrich learning programmes for your library users at all levels.
Services to Schools provide support to all New Zealand schools, helping schools develop quality library services that support your students.
The annual school survey enables us to fulfil two important goals; to build a nationwide picture of NZ school libraries and to ensure we have current information about your school library. The collated information will help us shape our current and future services.
We invite the person with library management responsibility to complete this survey. It takes about 10 minutes to complete this survey. The survey will be online until 31 March 2012.
If you have problems accessing the survey online we have a pdf version available for print.
To find out more about the aims and course description for your chosen course, just scroll down below the list of all the delivery locations and you’ll find it there.
Do pass on this information to teachers in your school, starting with the Term 1 course, Inspiring readers - creating a dynamic reading culture in your school.
If your school has someone new on the library team, we’re offering a three-day course - School libraries supporting learning - an introduction. In addition to three face-to-face days early in Terms 2, 3 and 4, this course includes a supported programme of in-school learning.
Some changes this year:
- By registering before the Earlybird Rate expires, you’ll receive a 10% reduction on the course fee.
- Close-off for all registrations is two weeks prior to a course. It’s at this point that we’ll decide whether a course will go ahead or not, so it’s really important to get your registration in on time.
- We’ll be invoicing schools as soon as the course registrations close.
Our 2012 programme direction is based on research findings for effective, professional development in New Zealand schools, and focuses on transforming library practice to better support student learning in your school.
You are most welcome from 5 December 2011 to visit us and select your own resources. We have plenty of parking available – look for the parking spaces marked 6 or 7 outside Unit 6 at the Cavendish Business Park.
On Saturday 30 July 2011 between 16:00 and 19:00 we will do maintenance work on the web site. During this outage the website will be taken offline.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
The Mix and Mash competetion will soon be launched - so read up, learn how to use digital content safely and well so you can support your students to enter the competition. Its a fun and exciting way to extend digital literacy.
Download the PDF of the form.
You are welcome to send your materials back to the relevant National Library centre at any time. Get a headstart on the holidays and send them in now if you are ready.
Curriculum Services will be in full operation from our new Christchurch location from Monday 5 December. Teachers will be able to come in to choose resources, and we’ll be responding to all South Island schools’ requests for loans, from that date.
If you need to order resources prior to this date please continue to use the service that has been offered from our Palmerston North Centre since February. Call the Palmerston North Centre on 0800 171717.
Christchurch address: Unit 7, Cavendish Business Park, 150 Cavendish Road Casebrook , Christchurch.
Parking is available outside Unit 6.
Freephone : 0800 928 000
Opening hours: 8.00am – 5.00pm
New Zealand Book Month is pleased to advise that the delivery of the $5 book voucher put on hold to Christchurch is now underway. And in response to requests from Christchurch families, teachers, librarians and booksellers, residents will be able to take advantage of the voucher for an extended period of time.
Two lucky teachers have won our competition held during the Learning@Schools conference.
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