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Resource: Making Your Own Signage

Making Your Own School Library Signage

Signage is one of the most important things you can add to your school library collections to aid access and remove the barriers students might face in trying to access the information they need. Fortunately, you can now purchase a wide range of signage options from school library suppliers, but it can be pretty expensive. I have always made my own signage for my school library collections, using a variety of different tools, software programs and resources, making my signage fully customisable and a lot more cost-effective. Using a few tips and tricks, your signage can look as professional as purchased signage.

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Professional Learning: September 2023

Professional Learning Opportunities September 2023

Welcome to September. If you are in Australia, most of us have celebrated (and survived) the CBCA Book Week. It’s always a massive week, month and term and such a fantastic opportunity to celebrate children’s literature and school libraries. For those overseas heading into the start of the school year, we wish you luck for the start of the year. Looking to start the school year well? Looking to continue to promote literature and reading? I’ve have some webinars, podcasts, articles and more for you. Here is your list of professional learning for September, 2023. Happy learning. 

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Professional Learning: August 2023

Professional Learning Opportunities August 2023

August. A big month in the school library world in Australia. If you are just trying to survive the month (like me) or thriving and looking to embrace any and all opportunities, here’s a list for you. School library professional learning opportunities for August, 2023. From webinars to podcasts, articles and more. Happy learning. 

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Professional Learning: July 2023

Professional Learning Opportunities July 2023

Happy July, everyone. Celebrating? Taking a break? Or maybe catching up on some professional learning? I am here to help (at least, with that last one). Here’s your list of school library professional learning opportunities for July, 2023. From webinars to podcasts, articles and more. Happy learning. 

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Professional Learning: June 2023

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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Professional Learning: ASLA 2023 Designing Dynamic School Library Experiences

Professional Learning: ASLA 2023 Designing Dynamic School Libraries Experiences Presentation

It was so fantastic to be involved with the #ASLA2023 conference. When Anne Weaver invited me to present alongside her on the topic of designed experiences for dynamic school libraries, I jumped at the chance. 

The ASLA 2023 conference had such a wonderful range of presenters and topics and brought together school library staff from all over the country and even from overseas. 

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Resource: Bricktastics Review

Bricktastics Review

Do you love Lego? How about your school library users? I bet they love Lego. If you are like me and love having hands-on activities in your school library or makerspace, you probably want to have some Lego. But it can be extremely expensive and hard to buy in bulk. I had the incredible Mel from St Joesph’s Nudgee College recommend Bricktastics to me and I am so grateful she did.

What is Bricktastics?

Bricktastics is an Australia company that sell second-hand Lego. The buy and source pre-loved Lego, sort it into packs and then sell it. They cater specifically to education settings with their bulk packs, and donate to education and children in countries who need it. They have also launched their own Bricktastic Bricks. While based in Australia, they do ship internationally.

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