Date claimer: Keep the 1st Wednesday of the month free for our webinars.
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Throughout 2018, ASLA will continue to provide high quality professional development in the form of regular online webinars. It is possible to update your skills and knowledge of current issues relevant to teacher librarians in the comfort of your own home! Webinars are usually held on the first Wednesday of each month, are of one-hour duration and delivered by experts in the field. ASLA is also now a NSW accredited provider of QTC registered professional development so your participation can contribute to the maintenance of your teacher accreditation.

Planned topics for 2018 include Tips for TLs, Using social media in your library, Genrefying the collection, Books awards/Incentives to read, Gamification, Copyright free resources, Cybersafety and updates to copyright laws that impact teacher librarians and many others.

Past Webinars become available on Slideshare some time after their presentation if permission has been granted by the presenter/s.

Webinar program for 2018

May Webinar 2018 Using Social Media in the School Library

Date: Wednesday 4 May, 2018

Time: The webinar is of one hour duration. Starting time for each state:

Adelaide at 7:00 pm ACDT    
Brisbane at 7:30 pm AEST   
Canberra at 7:30 pm AEST   
Darwin at 6:00 pm ACST
Hobart at 7:30 pm AEST
Melbourne at 7:30 pm AEST
Perth at 5:30 pm AWST
Sydney at 7:30 pm AEST  

Topic: Using Social Media in the School Library

Presenter: Helen Stower, Program Leader of the iCentre at Mt Alvernia College

Biography: Helen’s interest in reading and information literacy led her to study and work in teacher librarianship. Digital and Learning Networks are of interest to Helen. She is focussed on the opportunities they offer for professional futures. Ensuring community, students and staff acquire the skills necessary to build build and use these networks are a key goal of Helen’s work in the iCentre.

Abstract: This presentation will explore the lessons learnt including:

  • the benefits of social media for school library services, college community, students and staff,
  • the challenges encountered and future directions when embracing social media for the school library. 

Participants can expect to leave the webinar with:

  • An overview of how social media can support school library services.
  • An outline of the benefits of social media for the school library community.
  • Strategies for setting up and using social media for school library services.
  • Tips for developing social media guidelines including learning from mistakes.


Member Registration: 40.00 + $4.00 GST
Non Member Registration: 50.00 + $5.00 GST

Please Note: As you complete the Paypal payment you will see a link “Return to the Australian School Library Association”. You MUST click on this link to complete the last step in the registration process otherwise you will not receive a confirmation email that will contain your unique web link for the webinar.

Attending this webinar will contribute 1 hour of NESA Registered Professional Development.

Cancellation policy

Should you be unable to attend the webinar, a substitute delegate is welcome.  All cancellations or alterations to registration must be made via an email to the webinar organiser at the Australian School Library Association. 

1. A refund of 50% of the registration fee will be made on cancellations received 3 weeks before the event.
2. After this time, no refunds will be made.
3. All refunds will be paid after the conclusion of the webinar.

Coming soon

Webinar 24 May: Book Week - Find your Treasure! Rowena Beresford of the Book Curator will provide some ideas for planning your Book Week activities for 2018

Webinar 6 June: What's new with eBooks? Research, Best Practices and promotion. Special Guest, Associate Professor Dr Karen Gavigan, University of South Carolina will share the latest research  and trends regarding eBooks in schools, including a study that she conducted in high schools in US. She will share strategies for effective use and promotion of eBooks in school libraries.

Other topics

Tips for New TLs
Reading Awards/Incentives
Apps in education
Book illustrators
Book authors

Previous webinar presentations

If you missed the webinar on Cracking the code, presented by Sophie Partington, you can view the slideshow here:

from Australian School Library Association

If you missed the webinar on Genrefying a library collection, presented by Isobel Williams, Helen Chapman, Mandy Kerby and Raelene Barker, you can view the slideshow here:

from Australian School Library Association

If you missed the webinar on Literature for Children and young people, presented by Susan Stephenson, Pat Pledger and Sue Johnson, you can view the slideshow here:

from Australian School Library Association

Other presentations are available here.

Last updated: 4/27/2018 10:29:44 AM