AISNSW Teacher Librarian Virtual Conference 2020

12 November, 2020

In an ever-changing educational context, how do school libraries remain relevant? 

This online conference will explore the critical role of libraries in the future of work by creating rich learning opportunities through active collaboration with both students and colleagues. 

The online conference will assist Teacher Librarians to investigate how they can help prepare students by building the skill sets and knowledge they need to succeed in the careers of tomorrow and provide examples of practical applications that will enable participants to look forward, and to respond and adapt to change.  

Ursula Dubosarsky, Australian Children's Laureate

Ursula Dubosarsky was born in Sydney and wanted to be a writer from the age of six. She is now the author of over 60 books for children and young adults. She has won many national prizes, including the NSW, Victorian, South Australian and Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards, the Children’s Book Council Book of the Year Award, and has been nominated for the international Hans Christian Anderson and Astrid Lindgren awards for children’s literature.

Jane Cowell, CEO Yarra Plenty Regional Library

Jane has over 25 years of experience working in Public and State Libraries across Australia, has been a Director of the Australian Library and Information Association Board and is a known innovator in the sector. Jane is passionate about libraries as creative community spaces and their role in connecting communities with technology trends regardless of the type of community they serve. She sees many opportunities for libraries presented by the rapidly changing digital, social and economic environment.