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 2019 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

Intrigue and inspire: Using rich resources to explore our past (New Plymouth)

19 Jun / Free

Merrilands School, Kauri Street, New Plymouth

Develop strategies to spark students' curiosity and deepen their understanding of NZ's eventful past, focusing on Tuia — Encounters 250, commemorating 250 years since the first onshore meetings between Māori and Europeans.
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Learning events

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

20 Jun / $40

Gisborne Girls' High School Library

This professional development event for school library staff and teachers explores how effective library services and environments benefit students. Learn advocacy skills and strategies to maximise the impact of your library on...
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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.