Professional Learning Opportunities April 2023

I’m not sure about you, but as we head into April I am ready for school holidays. Maybe after a week of sleep, I’ll be ready to dive into some professional learning to reignite my creativity and excitement for the term ahead. Happy learning.

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Webinars and videos

Autistic Friendly Learning: How to make the library a haven for autistic students (and everyone else)! – ASLA with Kate Foster – April 5, 2023 7:30pm AEST- $20 members.

Building Reading Resilience – SLA with Simone Nixon – April 18, 2023 10am, £25.

Rethinking Collection Organization with Kelsey Bogan – Demco – April 27, 2023 4pm ET – free.

Wellness in Design Webinar – Raeco – video recording from March 2023

SCIS are offering a range of on-demand training videos on subject headings, genre, digital collections and more. 


Spotlight New Hampshire – School Librarians United

Developmental Bibliotherapy – School Librarians United with Judith Wakeman

Empowering Learning Through ChatGPT and AI: Insights from School Librarians – School Library Podcast Engaging and Empowering School Libraries

Classroom Read-Aloud Novels – Your Kid’s Next Read podcast

Books and book lists

Check out these amazing displays from @Libralicious 

The CBCA have released the Book of the Year Shortlist for 2023

I love that ALIA Graphic and Comics are creating their own shortlist. Check them out – Notable Australian Graphic Novels of 2022 – The Shortlist. 

Articles and Blog posts

2022 School Library Survey Report Australia and New Zealand – Softlink.

Improving Teacher and Student Engagement Through Creativity – Carl Hooker, featuring Martha Bongiorno.

Non-Fiction Scavenger Hunt – Lucas Maxwell, Glenthorne High School Library

School Library Month: Make Your Librarians Feel Valued This April – Emily Horn, TechNotes

Running a Successful Dungeon Con – Lucas Maxwell, Glenthorne High School Library

How Reading for Pleasure Can Tackle Poverty – Eadaoin Lynch, Scottish Book Trust

Addressing Problematic/Harmful Books in the School Library – Kelsey Bogan, Don’t You Shush Me

A new purpose statement for ALIA – ALIA Blog

Want more professional learning?

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