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25 February to 8 April / $100, early bird $80

Online

A great school library collection requires good management and planning. Learn about the collection management cycle. Discover how to involve teachers and students to build a school library collection that meets their needs.

Dates, fees, and registration

Date Orientation week 25 February to 3 March, 5 week course 4 March to 8 April 2019
Early-bird fee $80
Early bird closes 15 February
Standard fee $100
Registrations close 22 February

Who this online course is for

This is an introductory online course for school library staff or library management team members who:

  • are new to school libraries, or
  • have some experience with collection management and want to find out how the collection can better respond to and reflect the needs of their school community.

Why take this course

  • Strengthen your understanding of building a responsive collection.
  • Learn how to manage your collection so that it better responds to and reflects the needs of your school community.
  • Improve your professional practice by applying what you learn to your own school context.
  • Learn with the support of a trained, online facilitator.

What you'll learn

  • Understand the purpose of your collection.
  • Develop and articulate a vision for your collection.
  • Learn more about your users and their needs.
  • Learn ways to collaborate with others (staff, students, community) to develop your collection.
  • Know how to use the collection management cycle — planning, selecting, organising, assessing, weeding.

What you'll do

  • Use quality resources to learn the best practices for school library collection development.
  • Learn from other course participants by sharing ideas and practice.
  • Participate in scenario-based, problem-solving activities.
  • Create an action plan to develop a better collection in your school library.
  • Integrate the collection development cycle into your library practice.
  • Reflect on your learning.

Register or find out more

Register for this course — space is limited, so book your spot now.  Registrations close 5pm 22 February 2019.

For more information, email jan.boustead@dia.govt.nz.

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