Teacher Librarians' Conference
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Professional development
Abbotsleigh is offering two professional development opportunities for Teacher Librarians in 2016:
  • A Research Skill Development Workshop, to be run by Lynne Torres and Barbara Yazbeck from Monash University, on Thursday 18 February. Limited places are available. For more information, contact Bronwyn Foxall on 9473 7774 or email foxallb@abbotsleigh.nsw.edu.au.
  • The annual Teacher Librarians’ Conference on Monday August 1.
Abbotsleigh Teacher Librarians' Conference 2016
The 2016 Abbotsleigh Teacher Librarians' Conference is for teacher librarians in all sectors with sessions for primary and secondary schools.

Date: Monday 1 August 2016
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
Bookings: Click here to book now

Conference program:
8.30 am: Registration coffee and tea
9 am: Welcome to Abbotsleigh
9.10 am: Stella Prize panel – Jane (J.C.) Burke, Erin Gough and Emily Maguire
10 am: Mihiri Udabage – Room to Read
10.10 am: Paul Macdonald – Latest trends in children's and young adult fiction
11 am: Morning tea and book buying
11.40 am:
  • Jon Dunk, ClickView advisor – Latest advances in ClickView OR
  • Alison McMurtrie, Learning Difficulties Australia – Decodable books for beginner readers

12.20 pm: Lunch and sandpit sessions
1.50 pm: Belinda Tiffen, UTS – Moving beyond search...towards discovery
2.50 pm: Shaun Tan exhibition at the Grace Cossington Smith Gallery
3.30 pm: Conference ends

Book here now!

Teacher Librarians' Conference 2015
The theme of last year’s Abbotsleigh Teacher Librarian Conference was Visible Libraries, with an exploration of the relevance of a physical library in a digital age. In addition to our plenary speaker there was a panel discussion and concurrent workshops for K-6 and Year 7-12 teacher librarians. 

Download some of the 2015 presentations
If you were unable to make the 2015 conference, or just want to review some of the great presentations from the day, we have included a few links below.

Watch the video
Relive the day or see a bit of what you missed. Watch the video here.

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 2013 conference, or just want to review some of the great presentations from the day, we have included a few links below.