Please see the minutes from the committee meeting from 25/5/23: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pm_oi38epSWNxRYhfzTZD-t6QVwINgFa/view?usp=sharing Share this:FacebookMoreEmailLinkedInLike this:Like Loading...
Dear ISLA Members, ISLA will be holding a meeting on Thursday 25th May at 4 p.m. at the Novotel: 2/14 Cliff Road, North Wollongong; to organise the 2023 ISLA Conference and other items. Please find attached the Agenda for this meeting. Reply to this email if you have any items you would like to add to the Agenda. Everyone is welcome toContinue reading "25th May 2023 Conference Planning Meeting"
Please see the following links: 2023 AGM Minutes: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YcpAU2tUIJ6kMrKTGbpplNSYMM4k-TfH/view?usp=share_link 2023 ISLA President’s Report: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1v8yy_oD-Hm4JsRaN4IZsnTLZFHOwlMQ5/view?usp=share_link 2023 T2 ISLA Committee Meeting 11th May: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VgJln1Spw3Xv4AOaVWdEk9mZb6Idreeg/view?usp=share_link Note: In the President’s report it was noted that Daniel Jones set up the ISLA Facebook Group, whilst Daniel does co-administer the group, the group was set up previously by members of theContinue reading "2023 AGM Minutes, President’s Report, & Committee Meeting 11/05/23"
You are invited to join us on Thursday 11th May at 4.00pm for the Illawara School Library Association Annual General Meeting for 2023. Location: NOVOTEL WOLLONGONG NORTHBEACH (Room: TBA), 14 Cliff Rd, North Wollongong NSW 2500. All members and prospective members are invited to attend as we hold an election for office bearers for 2023Continue reading "2023 Annual General Meeting Announcement"
Dear ISLA Members, There will be a network meeting on Thursday 28th July @ 4 p.m. at Balgownie Public School. 220 Balgownie Road, Balgownie. Primary Topic: 2022 Book Week ideas sharing session. Secondary Topic: Information Fluency Framework. We would like to also invite people who are not current members of ISLA to come along. This is aContinue reading "2022 Term 3 Wk 2 Network Meeting"
The link below connects to a resource I wrote during our recent 2022 federal election, it is perhaps a useful resource beyond this. It is intended for a Yr 7-12 environment but may be adapted for younger years potentially. From the doc: “Assessing For Media Bias in a News Source The following information attempts toContinue reading "Evaluating Media Bias"
I have included some images with text that I use in emails to students and staff to promote the idea of borrowing books over the holidays. About two weeks out from the holidays I generally include in an email written encouragements, a scattering of images like these I have provided, and some images with descriptionsContinue reading "Images To Inspire Holiday Reading"
Here is a resource I have drawn together from a few different sources which are referenced in the PDF. This is good for high school students to work through after an assessment task or exam. It prompts them to reflect on how they worked, how they prepared, and how they could improve. There is aContinue reading "Metacognitive Approach to Exam Feedback"
Just a shout out to say thanks to everyone who attended our Zoom chat with Paul Macdonald from The Children’s Bookshop. As always Paul was informative; it was great to hear about the current trends in publishing, what’s hot with the buyers, what to look out for in the upcoming awards. This was generally an inspiring and fun way to spend the afternoon. It was also great to hear other peoples answers to Pauls questions, thanks for your contributions. I don’t know about you, but I now have a long shopping list of books for school and at home!😀 If you missed this, you can keep up with Paul’s recommendations by signing up for his newsletters here.
On Wednesday 1st September 2021 ISLA presented a Zoom author talk with the wonderful Australian author, Jackie French. It was attended by approximately 29 members and was a very positive experience for all. Over 75 minutes Jackie shared insights into her life as an author, the development of her writing, her life as a reader and her thoughts as an advocate for libraries and teacher librarians. At a time when lockdown left us isolated from our libraries and school library community, it was very positive and inspirational for us all to share this experience. Our meeting with Jackie was booked and kindly hosted by Creative Kids Tales Speakers Agency. Thanks to Jackie French for her generous insights into her world and enthusiasm in answering our many questions. Learn more about Jackie from her website: https://www.jackiefrench.com/
Are any of you podcast listeners? Earlier this term I surveyed students and staff at our school to see what podcasts they listen to. I have finally finished putting together a guide and there are lots of great recommendations from students and staff. This is high school orientated, although there are some primary age recommendations in there. You are welcome to have a look, copy etc. I have included some that have language or content warnings, so be warned -I have edited out many that were less suitable, but there remains some that are a bit iffy. Here is the guide: https://sites.google.com/edu…/shhslibrary/reading/podcasts
Upcoming dates for ISLA meetings. These dates will be confirmed by email. Term 2 2021 Week 7: ISLA Conference Committee Meeting. We will be organising details of the 2021 conference. Meeting: Thursday 3rd June at 4 p.m. at the Novotel (Pepe’s)Week 8: ISLA Network Brains Trust Meeting. This is a meeting to share ideas andContinue reading "Upcoming ISLA Meeting Dates"