Our professional development and support services aim to strengthen the knowledge and skills of school library staff and teachers. The services focus on our 3 strategic priorities: school libraries, reading engagement and digital literacy.

These pages have information about the different ways we support schools. Read about our professional learning and development opportunities, and the advice and support we can offer you to help improve student outcomes in your school.

Featured upcoming professional learning courses and events

Learning events

Harnessing the power of school libraries for learning and well-being — Invercargill

29 Aug / $40

BNZ Partners Centre, Invercargill

This professional development event for school library staff and teachers will explore the impact of effective library services and environments on outcomes for students. You'll learn advocacy skills and strategies to maximise...
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Learning events

Delving deeper into picture books: Primary schools — Wellington

31 Aug / $40

Programme Room, National Library of New Zealand, Corner of Aitken and Molesworth Streets, Thorndon, Wellington

On this one-day professional development event for primary and intermediate school teachers and librarians, you'll discover new ways to engage with picture books and to promote reading and inquiry in your school. You'll also...
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Professional learning with a Services to Schools facilitator

Professional learning courses and events Attend our online professional learning courses or events. Learn new skills. Be inspired with new ideas or concepts for libraries, and for teaching and learning. Meet and share with other school librarians and educators.
Resources to use for school library advice and support

School library advice and support Our capability building team can help you create a welcoming, inclusive school library environment and services. Find out what support we offer for all aspects of managing or developing your school library.
The Spiral Playbook: leading with an inquiring mindset

Capability building projects to improve student learning Our capability building projects aim to help your school, syndicate, or community of learning | Kāhui Ako improve student learning.