School Library Association of New South Wales Webinar

I am very pleased to be presenting this online webinar to school library professionals in New South Wales, Australia. All of my session materials are available on this website.

Connect to session materials here.

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Lighting a Fire under Reading Engagement

Read Into This Podcast

Alanna King hosts author and reading advocate Eric “Momentum” Walters and chair of Canadian School Libraries Anita Brooks Kirkland as we dissect some of their year of passionate intention to increase reading engagement in K-12 students. Eric suggests that all he needed to do was a little spark to the fire that teachers and school library staff already do. He wants more passion for student choice and voice in reading choices. Anita talks about how her research and data collection convinced key stakeholders to let the books go out during the summer. We round out this conversation by talking about the needs for virtual engagement in the library learning commons, building partnerships with public libraries and how to pivot in this pandemic.

Listen to “Ep 55 Read Into Lighting a Fire under Reading Engagement K-12” on Spreaker.

The article that sparks this discussion: https://journal.canadianschoollibraries.ca/the-eric-walters-school-library-summer-lending-project/

Bibliovideo YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/bibliovideo

Anita’s Webinar series on Building your Own Virtual Library: https://www.bythebrooks.ca/build-your-own-vllc/

Shoutouts to Orca Books, The Canadian Children’s Book Centre, Michael Marchenko, Debbie and Ruth Ohi, Eugenie Fernandez, TD Summer Reading Program

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The Virtual Library: Co-Existing with COVID-19

Mark Carbone’s Virtual Coffee Shop, June 15, 2020

This session of the Virtual Coffee Shop podcast features a conversation with Anita Brooks Kirkland, Jane Mitchinson and Jen Taylor exploring the idea of education co-existing with covid-19. There are many implications to consider with K-12 education in September 2020, virtual libraries, use of technology, collaboration, equity and change of practice to name a few.

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