• Events
  • Register: Learning and support for new school library staff

Register: Learning and support for new school library staff

Date: Tuesday 26 January 2021 to Friday 3 December 2021
Cost: Free — registration required
Location: Online course
Contact details: miriam.tuohy@dia.govt.nz
Add to my calendar

New to your school library? Register anytime during the year to join our online learning community. You'll attend regular Zoom meetings, build your skills, receive support from National Library experts, and connect with other library people.

Register now

Who this online course/community is for

Staff who are new to a role within the school library, such as:

  • school librarians
  • library assistants
  • teachers with library responsibility
  • anyone providing school library services to students and staff.

Why take this course and join our community

  • Build your skills and expertise gradually, starting with what you need to know first.
  • Be part of a learning community of staff from the National Library and other schools.
  • Learn how you can make the most of National Library services and support, including our lending service, local network meetings, and the resources and content on our website.
  • Explore how you can create an effective library for your school.

What you'll learn

  • Library operations and administration basics — circulation, managing student librarians, and creating a welcoming environment.
  • Supporting reading for pleasure — creating and sharing a great library collection.
  • Building relationships — inside your school and within the wider community — to support teaching and learning.

What you'll do

  • Join online Zoom meetings where you can ask questions, reflect on and share your experiences within the group.
  • Attend regular Zoom webinars where our panel will share their expertise and reply to your questions.
  • Receive follow-up emails and individual support.
  • Access high-quality resources and learn about proven strategies to try in your own library.
  • Find out about further learning opportunities and support available.

Find out more or register

Register your interest now. Registrations open 26 January 2021 and you can join any time until 3 December.

For more information about the course and community, email Miriam Tuohy miriam.tuohy@dia.govt.nz.

Student and school librarian issuing a book, next to the words 'Welcome to the school library!'.
Image: All rights reserved. Used with permission.

More Services to Schools professional learning courses and events

Register now