Professional learning with a Services to Schools facilitator

Young people need library environments that support their development as readers and digitally literate learners. Attending our professional learning and development courses and events will help you understand how to provide students with effective and connected library services.

Our learning courses and events for New Zealand schools will show you how to:

  • increase access to quality reading engagement resources and digital content for all students
  • support educators to engage their students as readers and users of digital content
  • support schools to strengthen their libraries.

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Use the filters below to find a course or event that meets your learning needs.

If you're considering taking an online course for the first time (or want a refresher), here's how our courses work:

Online learning with Services to Schools

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Developing library services: school libraries supporting learning - Primary

8 May - 9 Jun / $100

Online

This course is for anyone new to a role in a primary school library—whether a librarian, a teacher with library responsibility, or a teacher aide. The course aims to build your competence and confidence to develop collections, services, and reading culture, and to link the library to the wider school and community. Please note, this course has been previously offered, in 2015 and 2016, under different titles.

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Developing library services: school libraries supporting learning - Secondary

8 May - 9 Jun / $100

Online

This course is for anyone new to a role in a secondary school library—whether a librarian, a teacher with library responsibility, or a teacher aide. The course aims to build your competence and confidence to develop collections, services, and reading culture, and to link the library to the wider school and community. Please note, this course has been previously offered, in 2015 and 2016, under different titles.

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Inspire and inform: the role of resources in inquiry

5 Jun - 7 Jul / $100

Online

This course is for primary, intermediate, or secondary school teachers and librarians. The aim of the course is to develop your understanding of inquiry based learning, the range of quality resources available to inspire and inform inquiry, and the key role the school library has in resourcing and supporting inquiry. Please note, this is a new course offered for the first time in 2017.

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Building a responsive collection through collaboration: school libraries supporting learning - Primary

31 Jul - 1 Sep / $100

Online

This course is for anyone associated with a primary school library—teacher or library staff, new or experienced. The course aims to develop your competence and confidence to build a responsive collection through examining an existing collection, collaborating with others, offering a range of quality print and digital resources, and supporting inquiry based learning. Please note, this course has been previously offered, in 2015 and 2016, under a different title.

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Building a responsive collection through collaboration: school libraries supporting learning - Secondary

31 Jul - 1 Sep / $100

Online

This course is for anyone associated with a secondary school library—teacher or library staff, new or experienced. The course aims to develop your competence and confidence to build a responsive collection through examining an existing collection, collaborating with others, offering a range of quality print and digital resources, and supporting inquiry based learning. Please note, this course has been previously offered, in 2015 and 2016, under a different title.

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Raising readers: school and home connections

14 Aug - 15 Sep / $100

Online

This course helps you strengthen existing initiatives and plan for new ways to support reading at home, and further develop partnerships between library and teachers.

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A school-wide approach to developing digital literacy

28 Aug - 29 Sep / $100

Online

Develop your understanding of digital literacy, digital literacy skills and tools, and the role the school library has in developing digital literacy.