Professional Learning Opportunities March 2023
It seems March 2023 is a great month for school library staff to learn something new. With so many fantastic webinars on offer, blogs and articles and, of course, our favourite podcasts releasing more episodes, there is something for everyone.
What’s In A Name? – School Libraries
As Juliet says,
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;”.
Does the same hold true for libraries?
What is your library called?
My principal recently asked me what I’d like our school library called and I had the opportunity to rename both my own role and the name of my school library. I had to ask myself if I should I stick with the word ‘library’ or should I look for something else?
Professional Learning Opportunities February 2023
Here is your list of school library related professional learning webinars, podcasts and more to get you started this February 2023.
Genrefication Myths and Questions Answered
I was reading a recently published book about school librarianship and was surprised to discover a few throwaway comments about genrefication. It was represented negatively and raised the usual comments you might see on Facebook posts or in email lists, arguing against genrefication. I’ve decided to call out some of these comments and write my responses and thoughts to each of them. I’ve worked in many school libraries that have both genrefied collections and collections in traditional layouts. I am unashamedly for genrefication, but I have also been in schools were we chose not to genrefy some collections. It just wasn’t for the reasons below, and here’s why.
Professional Learning Opportunities January 2023
Happy new year! Well, almost. Another year, another chance to learn, experience and grow. There are so many incredible learning opportunities coming our way and I can’t wait to share them with you this year. I hope to make these lists relevant for all school library professionals. If you have any suggestions, ideas or have a professional learning opportunity you’d like me to include, please get in touch.
Professional Learning Opportunities December 2022
Are you planning to put your feet up this December (either by the beach or by a roaring fire)? Maybe you need a great article to read or podcast to listen to? Here’s a list of school library professional learning links for you.
Professional Learning Opportunities November 2022
Have to be honest, the list this month is a little bit light, simply because I’ve been so busy I haven’t had much time to search for great PD. If you have an event, article, podcast to share, I’d love to hear from you.
Professional Learning Opportunities October 2022
I’m not sure what it is about October, maybe the Northern Hemisphere returning to school, but the amount of professional learning opportunities out there seem pretty epic at the moment.
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.
Professional Learning Opportunities August 2022
What are you learning about? I’d love to hear what’s caught your interest recently. For me, it’s design learning, innovation and creativity. But, no matter what you’re learning or how you like to learn, I hope this list of webinars, podcasts, resources and articles has something for you.