Professional Learning Opportunities September 2022

I love professional learning. Being inspired by what others are doing and sharing always gives me that extra kick to keep going. Here is a list of new opportunities to learn about school libraries.  I hope this list of webinars, podcasts, resources and articles has something for you.

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Webinars and videos

Understanding the Science of Reading Research – SLAV with Noella Mackenzie – 1 September 2022, 4pm AEST – $30 members, $40 non members, online. Register here.

The Power of Teacher Librarians and Connected Communities – ASLA with Bel Cameron – 7 September, 2022 7:30pm (AEST) – online. Members $20, non-members $40. Online. Register here.

How to Align Social Emotional Learning with the National Curriculum – EduWebinar with Katrina MacGibbon – 7 September 2022, 7pm (AEST), members free, non-members $40 – online. Register here.

Reading Journeys: In partnership with Read for Good – SLA with Caroline Sense – 14 September 2022, 3:30pm (BST) – free for members, £24 for non members – online. Register here.

Starting D&D in Your Library – Lucas Maxwell – 23 September 2022, 6pm BST – online – free. Register here.

Green and Sustainable Libraries Webinar – IFLA with Petra Hauke – 30 September 2022, 3pm (CEST) – Online. Register here.


If you missed the incredible Boss Librarian and Friends Back-to-school Virtual Professional Development series run by K.C. Boyd, don’t worry. K.C. has us covered. You’ll find all the recording on K.C.’s website, along with the resources shared by the presenters. 

SLANSW Professional Learning Summit: Information and Innovation – SLANSW – 10 September 2022, 8:30am-1pm AEST. More information and register here


As always, Amy gives us four podcasts each month with School Librarians United. New this past month: 190 Independent School Librarian, 189 National Board Certified Librarian, 188 #Library Twitter, 187 Budgeting. 

Lucas Maxwell also continues his podcast The Portable Magic Dispenser with eleven new episodes in the past month, including ideas for September and how to start a D&D convention in your school library.

Articles and Blog posts

Elizabeth Hutchinson shares the power of school librarians in one of her latest blog posts. If you haven’t discovered Elizabeth’s website before, take some time to read through her numerous posts, articles and resources, as well as her online courses. 

Amanda Hunt shares her tips for mastering TikTok in the post How To Be A TokStar Librarian. 

Also from Amanda Hunt is a fantastic post and list of education podcasts about her practice of guiding her school’s community in learning through podcasts. Podcasts for PD. 

Starting a job as a school librarian for the first time? Check out Kelsey Bogan’s post 10 More tips for New School Librarians.

Weeding your collection is so important in a school library and this article provides some tips on how to curate your collection, especially when starting at a new school – My Weeding Manifesto.

Have you been following Shala Howell’s blog post series on updating the non-fiction collection? Check out part 4 here. 


Want more professional learning?

Check out my professional learning series or have a look through last month’s professional learning list.