Professional Learning Opportunities March 2022

Well, March is upon us. Already the year seems to be slipping by. The upside is another month means another great range of webinars, posts and resources perfect for professional learning, meeting your professional goals. 

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Minecraft Education + Augmented Reality – CSER Adelaide – 1 March 2022, 3:30pm AEST – free – online. Register here.

Protecting the #FReadom To Read – Nancy Jo Lambert and Becky Calzada – March 1 2022, 7pm ET – free – online. Register here.

The Power of Poetry – ALSA and Libby Hathorn – 2 March 2022, 7:30pm AEDT – $20 members, $40 non members – online. Register here.

Escape Rooms and Library Event Programming – How to get started – SLANSW and Madison Dearnaley – 8 March 2022, 7pm AEST – free for members, $35 non members – online. Register here. 

Creative Funding for School Libraries – Kristina Holzweiss – 8 March 2022, 5pm EST – free – online. Register here.

HarperCollins Children’s Books Summer 2022 Librarian Preview – HarperCollins and ALA – 9 March 2022, 12pm ET – Register here.

Curriculum and Collaboration in Schools: How librarians create change – SLS UK with Elizabeth Hutchinson – 9 March 2022, 4pm GMT – free – online. Register here. 

Celebrate School Library Month – ALA along with 6 amazing school librarians – 15 March 2022, 6pm CDT – free – online. Register here.

Curation for your Community – ALIA Schools and Karen Malbon – 19 March 2022, 10:30am AEDT – $44 members, $66 non members – online. Register here. 

(Re)Developing Inclusive and Diverse Library Collections – Infobase with Kelsey Bogan – 22 March 2022, 6pm AEST – free – online. Register here.


AISL 2022 Emerge Engage Evolve – 3-5 March 2022 – $40 (USD) – online. Register and see the program of events here.

Professional Learning Summit: Representation Matters – SLANSW – 19 March 2022 – cost varies, $225 for online non member – online and onsite. Register and find the full program here. ,

SLANZA have extended access to their presentation recordings and resources from their 2021 Whakaohooho conference. You can still register or if you already registered, use the same passwords to access the massive range of amazing presentations.  


Margaret K Merga has released a new book, School Libraries Supporting Literacy and Wellbeing. Find more information about this release and where to buy it on Merga’s ResearchGate.

Articles and Blog posts

Want to try something new in your library makerspace? Lucas Maxwell shares how he ran comic book magnet making, along with instructions on how to create them. Find the article on his blog Glenthorne High School Library. 

Have you heard about the School Librarian Learning Network? It’s a great site that lists upcoming school librarian professional learning events along with helpful resources. 

Book Lists

ALIA Graphic shared their list of Notable Australian Graphic Novels of 2021 for Junior, Young Adult and General Adult. 

This article explores how the role of school librarians changed due to remote learning during the pandemic. Reinventing the School Librarian’s Role: How a NYC Library Director Adapted to Change. 

The best way to help students might just be to let them read. This short article might be helpful if you are trying to convince your teachers or parents to set aside more time for reading. Students are Struggling. We can help by letting them read!

13 quick tips for social media marketing for libraries in this article, along with an infographic for ideas on what to share. How libraries are applying social media.

Ever wanted to run a Battle of the Books event? Kimbra Power shares how on The Barefoot Librarian.


ABC Media Literacy have shared an updated version of their interactive lesson on new analysis: Fact vs Opinion vs Analysis


WASLA 2022 Awards for school library of the year, teacher librarian of the year, library technician of the year and library officer of the year are open now. Nominations close 4 April 2022. Nominate via the WASLA website. 

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