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School Library Association of Victoria Professional Learning

Interpreting Data: Supporting Literacy and Learning through the School Library
10th August 2017 – (Conference)

Bayview Eden, Queens Parade, Melbourne 
Details: http://slav.org.au/calendar/2017-premier-conference/


Supporting Librarians in adding data literacy skills to information literacy instruction
11th August 2017 – (Masterclass) 

Dream Factory, Footscray
Details: http://slav.org.au/calendar/masterclass-kristin/


Choose, Read, Succeed: Partnerships in Practice
24th November – (Conference) 

Catholic Leadership Centre
Details: http://slav.org.au/calendar/reading-conference/


Readers, Stories, Literacy: A Forum for Learning and Discussion 
The Kids’ Bookshop in Partnership with SLAV

A Professional Development series offering news, views and strategies for motivating readers with books and stories to provide positive literacy outcomes. 


22nd June – Melbourne High School Library – Secondary

4.30pm to 6.30 pm

  • New Books to share (The Kids’ Bookshop)

  • The Classroom Novel – tried, true and new plus resources to support taking a risk with your text selection (The Kids’ Bookshop)

  • Delegates share tried, true and new texts

  • Guest Author: Robert Newton – Mr Romanov’s Garden in the Sky


2nd August – Genazzano FCJ College Library – Primary

4.30pm to 6.30 pm

  • New Books to share

  • Literacy – strategies to keep ALL children engaged with reading with a view to enhancing literacy achievement

  • Speaker: Dr Pam Macintyre

  • Delegates to share their tips on strategies for reading engagement

  • Guest Author: Susannah McFarlane talking about her book (written with Louise Park) D-Bot Squad


21st September – Albert Park College Library – Secondary

4.30pm to 6.30 pm

  • New Books to share

  • Language – Yes, you can select novels rich with language and complex themes and enhance language development AND engage readers! 
  • Speaker: Laura Gordon

  • Delegates to share their suggestions for language rich texts

  • Guest author/s: TBC


19th October – Abbotsford Convent – Primary/Secondary

4.30pm to 6.30 pm

  • New Books to share

  • Language and Literacy – the importance of non-fiction books in an online world

  • Selecting books for awards and graduation (for both primary & secondary students) 
  • Guest authors including a SPECIAL guest to help with your own personal Christmas shopping

  • Guest Author: Carole Wilkinson talking about her new book, Ten Pound Pom 

  • Two further guests TBC!

Details: http://www.thekidsbookshop.com.au/EVENTS

National and International Conferences

Excellence in Professional Practice Conference

Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
A conference exploring best practice in education; presented by practitioners, for practitioners
25-26 May 2017
Gold Coast, QLD
Details: https://www.acer.org/eppc


International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 

June 25th to 28th, 2017 
San Antonio, Texas, USA, 


Australian School Library Association (ASLA) XXV Conference
Theme: Challenge to Change

13th to 14th July, 2017
Shore School, Sydney
Details: http://www.asla.org.au/professional-learning/asla-conference-2017.aspx


International Association of School Librarianship (IASL) 
Theme: Learning Without Borders

Long Beach University, California
4th – 8th August, 2017
Details: https://iaslconf2017.org


American Association of School Librarians (AASL) 
18th National Conference and Exhibition
Theme: Beyond the Horizon

9th to 11th November, 2017
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Details: https://s4.goeshow.com/aasl/annual/2017/index.cfm


International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) 
World Library and Information Congress 2018
Theme: Transform Libraries, Transform Societies

24 – 30 August 2018.

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia

Start of Registration 1 October 2017

Details: http://2018.ifla.org


Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) & Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) Joint 2018 Conference

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, 
Queensland, Australia 
30 July to 2 August 2018
Details: https://www.alia.org.au/news/9861/2018-joint-australia-new-zealand-conference-scheduled


American Library Association (ALA) Conferences

9th to 13th February, 2018 Midwinter Meeting, Denver, Colorado, USA

21st to 26th June, 2018 Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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