Teacher Librarians' Conference
Abbotsleigh Teacher Librarians' Conference 2015
The 2015 Abbotsleigh Teacher Librarians' Conference is for teacher librarians in all sectors with sessions for primary and secondary schools.

Date: Thursday 13 August 2015
Time: 8.30 am-3.30 pm
Venues: The Peter Duly Concert Hall and The Betty Archdale Library
Abbotsleigh Senior School, 1666 Pacific Highway, Wahroonga
Cost: $110 per person
Bookings: Click here to book
Conference program: Download the conference program 
Where do I go? Download a Senior School campus map

ShortStrip.jpgThe theme of this year’s Abbotsleigh Teacher Librarian Conference is Visible Libraries, with an exploration of the relevance of a physical library in a digital age. In addition to our plenary speaker there will be a panel discussion and concurrent workshops for K-6 and Year 7-12 teacher librarians. Teacher librarians will have the opportunity to ‘play in the sandpit’, trying out a wide range of simple and effective ways to utilise technology with their students.

Not to be missed
  • Plenary session by Kate Sweetapple and Zoe Sadokierski (UTS), on Visible libraries featuring design-led projects
  • Hear the well-known author of Portraits of Celina, and publisher, Sue Whiting discuss From design to meaning
  • Be informed by Elise Edmonds, curator in the Research and Discovery Branch of the State Library of NSW, addressing Making digitally visible that which is physical
  • Learn how Lyn Torres (Monash University) refocussed a research skills continuum
  • Consider What is the relevance of a physical library in a digital age? A panel discussion.


  • Primary teacher librarians: Guided inquiry in primary schools, with Jenny Scheffers
  • Secondary teacher librarians: Information seeking preferences of secondary school teachers, with Dr Julia Bale

Sandpit sessions

  • Video gaming in school libraries
  • Bringing readers together through social media
  • Office Mix to make PowerPoint interactive
  • A new approach to All my own work
  • AustLit for the Australian Curriculum
  • The Dictionary of Sydney

Find out more
Mrs Bronwyn Foxall, Head of the Betty Archdale Library
Phone: +61 2 9473 7774
Email: foxallb@abbotsleigh.nsw.edu.au

Presentations from 2013
If you were unable to make the conference from 2013, or just want to review some of the great presentations from the day, we have included a few links below.