Jackie French is the Australian Children's Laureate for 2014.
Her site is at childrenslaureate.org.au
We hold our first network meeting for 2012 at ST Mel's In Shepparton. Click below for agenda.
Carmel has found out (thanks Sandra!, who works with Carmel) that the ALICE library system is able to make new patron barcodes just like Lucia demonstrated with eLibrary. Sandra got all the information when she rang ALICE Help. It also means, that all the other library sytems would probably have the capability, too. So if you give whoever you use a call, they might have some answers. (Or if you have ALICE, you might want to get in touch with Carmel or Sandra at St. Joseph's in Cobram.)
Thanks for working on this, Carmel and Sandra.
Below are the picture story lesson ideas notes we compiled in groups at our meeting last week. We hope they'll be useful for you.
Below are the minutes from the meeting and other downloads, If you want to save Lucia's file, click to open it, (it's a PDF, not a PowerPoint), then go to File, Save As, and save it to your computer. The second file is the pro forma onto which Lucia pastes the class's barcodes. It has the school heading, class, etc. You could download this and change it as necessary. All the material below can also be found under the PD tab. Look at some of the other tabs to find other ideas, links, etc., you might not have seen before. And don't forget to email me other great ideas, or websites that you think others' might find useful. I'll add them to the site. Margaret
Two new ideas have been added under the 'Book Week' tab. A great way to get helpful teaching notes and a fun online jigsaw idea. Thanks to Carmel Wilson
Also, if you're interested in some Tech/Book Week ideas I've put on our school library wiki, here's a link:
More useful Book Week Sites:
Our Next Meeting ....September 6th. Come one, come all. This network meeting will be Jam packed with ideas for library lessons after the feedback from the conference. This day will be full of ideas and practical tips especially designed for newbies
From the Conference...Our Melbourne Conference was a memorable experience and a privilege to be there. The Flagstaff Gardens Koorie Heritage Walk with Dean Stewart was the start of an eye-opening and as he said, 'heart opening' two days. And we continued to build on what we learnt and felt with Trevor at the Botanical Gardens, Jane and Brian at the Ian Potter Gallery and finally Kimberley at Bunjilaka, in the Melbourne Museum who's interwoven personal story just added more depth to our experience.
It was wonderful to meet all the new librarians in the Network and to catch up again with familiar faces. We learnt so much from each other over meals, cups of tea, walking or standing on a tram.
Thanks again to Bernadette McPherson who's guiding hand led us in all the right directions. And Jenni Greblo, who looked after us all and made many phone calls in the days before!
We hope this Blog and Website will be a vibrant, useful and collaborative space. We need lots of input, so send ideas to Jenni or Margaret, or make a comment. Have a good look at all the tabs at the top (you'll see photos from the conference under the 'Photos' tab) and you might even get a new idea today.
You can see on the RIGHT HAND SIDE 'CONTACT LIST', this list has the names (of all those who responded) of librarian's in the network, what system they use and the best contact times. And don't forget you can always just email that person directly if the phone times don't suit you.
Have a great term everyone, and stay tuned to the Website... (we'll send you an email each time we post).
Our focus in 2011 is on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. We wish to depth our own understandings of the spirituality and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. By doing this we also wish to provide a richer experience for our children as they are immersed in the story (both contemporary and ancient) and rich traditions of our Australian heritage. Greater understanding and appreciation will help us to establish a strong connection to foster future growth and reconciliation.
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Welcome to the 'new look' website. We would love this to be a great resource to all librarians. We will be regularly updating with the new links, photos, videos and ideas. So keep checking. If you have a comment or question, please click and comments. If you have a great idea for a library lesson/unit, email Jenni or Margaret so that we can share it with everyone.
Jenni Greblo firstname.lastname@example.org
Margaret Hand email@example.com