Australian School Library Association Conference XXVI
Leading Learning - Program

National Library, Canberra: 14-16 April, 2019

Program Outline
Detailed program and workshop/Discovery tour selection will be available later for ticket holders.

14 April, 2019 - Pre-Conference Fun

  • 10.00am - 3.00pm: Literary Discovery tour- Lunch and tour at Jackie French's property 
    • Limited to 50 conference attendees- Book 'DISCOVERY PLUS' ticket ASAP!
    • Mini bus ride from National Library (approx 1hr 15 min).
    • NB: this includes  walking and steep/rocky stairs and platforms/uneven surfaces- not suitable for walking sticks/wheelchairs & limited mobility etc.
    • If it has been raining, it will be a longer walk into Jackie's place as the buses won't be able to go as close along the dirt road.
    • Attendees will be transported directly to the Welcome cocktail evening.
  • 4.00pm - 6.00pm: Welcome cocktail evening at a local school library location

15 April, 2019 - Conference Day 1

  • 8.00am: Registration  
  • 8.30am: Conference Welcome
  • Keynote speaker Tracey EzardProfessional triber, teamwork, culture and collaboration expert 
  • Tracey Ezard workshops
  • Break out workshops and presentations strands of Literacy, Technology & Discovery
  • Guided tours of the National Library
  • Discover how you can be a part of ASLA board or a project team for Australia school libraries.
  • Afternoon- Various Discovery tours. Possible choices may include Indigenous, Nature, Technology, Remembrance, Historical, Creative, & Growing.

15 April, 2019 - 50 Years Birthday Celebration Dinner at The National Museum

  • 6.00pm-10.00pm: drink and canapes on arrival, 2 course meal, cash bar and presentations.
  • Socialise and celebrate with colleagues and library staff as well as the authors and presenters.
  • ASLA 50th Birthday Celebration Special Guest- Morris Gleitzman- Australian Children's Laureate
  • Reflections by Jackie French- 'Imitate the actions of a wombat: how to face the school library crises with marsupial tenacity'
  • Teacher Librarian of the Year award presentation

16 April, 2019 - Conference Day 2

  • 8.00am: Registration 
  • 8.30am: Conference day starts
  • Keynote speaker; Dr Margaret MergaImpact of school libraries and reading
  • Author perspectives- Jack Heathrenowned Australian author of both Childrens' and Adult fiction ( a Canberra local!)
  • Keynote Speaker: Tamara SullivanTechnology innovations for improving learning outcomes.
  • Break out workshops and presentation strands of Literacy, Technology & Discovery (including a Tamara Sullivan'Design sprint')
  • Keynote Speaker: Judy O'Connell-Course Director of Teacher Librarianship @ Charles Sturt University - closing address  
  • Conference closes at 4pm 


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