September 2020

Class of students reading books in school library

Developing your school library services

Full — wait list available

Monday 27 July 2020 to Friday 4 September 2020

Online

Learn how to develop library services to support teaching and learning in your school, including using research, evidence, and feedback from your school community.

Students using laptops in the classroom

Developing digital literacy in your school

Full — wait list available

Monday 10 August 2020 to Friday 18 September 2020

Online

Develop your understanding of digital literacy and how it benefits students. Discover how your library collections, programmes, and services can contribute to digital literacy.

Teen boy wearing jean jacket and hat standing in front of rock wall reading book.

Develop keen teen readers — Wellington

Thursday 3 September 2020, 9am to 3pm

Programme Rooms, National Library Wellington

Learn why it's important to keep teens reading for pleasure. Discover ways to nurture their reading enthusiasm, looking particularly at ideas that take a whole-school approach. Explore strategies such as developing your students’ reading identities, book chats, and more.

Carved Māori waka on beach with water and waka in background

Teaching Te Tiriti / The Treaty — primary (Hamilton)

Thursday 3 September 2020, 9:30am to 11:30am

Rototuna High Schools Library, Hamilton

Share experiences of, and ideas about, engaging students in Te Tiriti o Waitangi related learning. Discover valuable, audiovisual, digital, and print resources to support you in teaching Treaty-related topics.

Part of: Teaching Te Tiriti / The Treaty

Carved Māori waka on beach with water and waka in background

Teaching Te Tiriti / The Treaty — secondary (Hamilton)

Thursday 3 September 2020, 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Rototuna High Schools Library, Hamilton

Share experiences of, and ideas about, engaging students in Te Tiriti o Waitangi related learning. Discover valuable, audiovisual, digital, and print resources to support you in teaching Treaty-related topics.

Part of: Teaching Te Tiriti / The Treaty

Headshot of an older man and younger man smiling at the camera.

Tupu’anga (mo e Teu Tangata)

Wednesday 9 September 2020, 12:10pm to 1pm

Programme Rooms, National Library Wellington

Come and hear a talanoa of family stories from three generations of Sarah Finau’s family. This talk is an exploration of the call to live in Aotearoa, and the ever-constant magnetic pull home — ki Tonga.

Part of: Pasifika Spectacular

Grandmother reading a book to two young boys

Strengthen school-wide, family, and community reading connections — Christchurch

Thursday 17 September 2020, 9am to 3pm

National Library, Christchurch

Explore strategies and ideas for creating whole-school reading initiatives, celebrations, and community partnerships to strengthen and support reading for pleasure.

Roll of the Women's Suffrage Petition.

He Tohu Suffrage Tours: 127 Years of Women’s Suffrage

Saturday 19 September 2020, 10am to 10:30am

He Matapihi Molesworth Library, Te Ahumairangi ground floor, National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon

Come and celebrate the passing of the 1893 Electoral Act when women in New Zealand gained the right to vote! We will have suffrage tours of He Tohu to remember those who helped pave the way forward for us.

Roll of the Women's Suffrage Petition.

He Tohu Suffrage Tours: 127 Years of Women’s Suffrage

Saturday 19 September 2020, 12pm to 12:30pm

He Matapihi Molesworth Library, Te Ahumairangi ground floor, National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon

Come and celebrate the passing of the 1893 Electoral Act when women in New Zealand gained the right to vote! We will have suffrage tours of He Tohu to remember those who helped pave the way forward for us.

Selection of books, letter, photo and papers from the Wilcox family collection.

Connecting to the collections

Tuesday 22 September 2020, 12:10pm to 1pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Want to know more about the collections and services of the Alexander Turnbull Library and National Library of New Zealand? Keen to learn how you can connect to the collections and use them in your research or publication? Then these talks are for you. Connecting to Collections talks are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month (February to November)

Conservator talking to woman about a family treasure.

National Preservation Office Conservation Clinic

Tuesday 22 September 2020, 1pm to 2pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Do you want to learn more about looking after your precious family taonga? Join Vicki-Anne Heikell from the Alexander Turnbull Library to learn more about the preservation of your treasured items-from physical books and papers to digital materials.