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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.

March Webinar 2018

Date: Wednesday 7 March, 7.30pm AE Summer Time
Topic: Reading Awards and Reading Incentives

Abstract: Would you like to try something different to motivate your readers this year? Listen to three fantastic presenters who are passionate about reading.

This webinar will introduce participants to a range of awards and incentives to encourage reading, including the KOALA reading Awards, the international Kids Lit competition and the Premiers Reading Challenge.


Megan Light, President of KOALA Awards (Kids Own Australian Literature Awards) will explain how you can involve your students in critically thinking about books and voting for their favourites.

Nicole Deans, National Co-Ordinator for the international Kids Lit Quiz, who will introduce the 'sport' of reading

Tamara Rodgers, Co-ordinator of the Premiers Reading Challenge will give tips and tricks for running the challenge in your school.

Member Registration
Non Member Registration

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.

Please note: Completing Reading Incentives and Reading Awards will contribute one hour of QTC registered PD addressing Standards 2.1.2, 2.5.2 and 6.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


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.
3. After this time, no refunds will be made.
4. All refunds will be paid after the conclusion of the webinar.

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: 2/19/2018 10:34:09 AM