Professional Learning Opportunities June 2023

I have to be honest, this is a very short list. Between being sick, behind with the massive amount of work I need to do at work and just wanting to sleep a whole lot more these days, I put this together just before it hit your inbox, so it is a little leaner than usual. If there is an event or awesome post you have heard about and I’ve missed it, please let me know. Take care out there. 

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Webinars and videos

ITS 2023 Virtual Conference Future of Library Tech: AI to XR – NELA – 1 June, 2023 – $20 members, $40 non members – online.

High-performance Schools with Effective School Libraries, Part IV – IFLA – 3 June, 2023, 4:30pm HKT – Online. 

Censorship and School Libraries  Activating Your Policy – SLG Connect with Lucas Maxwell – 6 June, 2023, 5pm BST – online. 

The CBCA 2023 Shortlist and beyond! – ASLA with Paul Macdonald – 7 June, 2023, 7:30pm AEST – $20 members, $40 non members – online. 

Real World Classroom Projects in a Digital Age – Karen Bonanno – 14 June, 2023 7pm AEST – $40 – online. 

Library leaders: Machine Thinking – Artificial Intelligence and Its Impact on School Libraries – SLA – 14 June, 2023, 3:30pm GMT – £30 – online.

Library Design and Refurbishment – SLAV – 22 June, 2023 10am – 12 noon AEST – $120 – online.

School Librarians Lead Learning and Transformation – webinar slides and recording. 


Latest episodes from School Librarians United  – Library Love, Caution: Content Warnings, First Chapter Fridays, Tables Are Turned

Latest episodes from Your Kids Next Read – 10 Minutes with AF Steadman, A Chat About Chapter Books, 10 Minutes with Rebecca Lim

App or resource

Canva for Education’s Template Shortcuts. If you are not already using Canva for Education, why not?!??  Here’s your guide on getting started. 

Articles and Blog posts

Cultures of Deep Thinking and Ethical Practice in the Age of AI by Noni Harrison. 

Let’s Reignite Makerspaces in Schools! by Jackie Child

5 Tips and Tricks for Teaching Research in Elementary by Kelly Hincks

Auditing and updating my comic book collection is high on my list, but it can be completely overwhelming. Kelsey Bogan has come to our rescue with a comprehensive Librarian’s Practical Guide to Comic Book Collection Development. 

Do you use virtual reality in school library? If not, here are some reasons you might like to start. Virtual Reality in Libraries. And if you do want to start, here’s how I use VR in my library. 

Adding non fiction to your high school library (because you should be!) here’s a list of Top Ten New Non-Fiction Must-Read Books for High School Students by Jessica Fitzpatrick.

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