Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Join the Library Conference Day-Monday 16 July

Subject: Important date for Library SAOs – Primary & Secondary – All Regions
from DEC South West Sydney Region SASS Reference Group Library Committee:-Jennifer Dyer, Birrong Girls High School                        
Jennifer.Dyer@det.nsw.edu.au                       and                                       

Debbie Van der Meer, Cecil Hills High School

Would Teacher Librarians please pass this information on to their Library staff:-

Make a note in your diary now - advance notice! 

Monday 16th July 2012 (Term 3, School Development Day) is the DEC SWS RSRG Library Conference Day to be held at the BreakFree International Hotel, Chapel Road, Bankstown, Sydney.

Debbie and I are organising the program and to give you a taste of what is to come, we have the NSW Ambassador for the 2012 National Year of Reading, Suzanne Gervay OAM, as one of our presenters.  Check out her new release of “Ships in the Field” – a children’s picture book that many of our migrant families will love.  We will also hear, see and discuss her other treasured publications covering all ages and interests.
Ships In The Field Ships in the field "crosses boundaries in a universal recognition that children are part of the journey of war, migration, loss and healing. Through warmth, humour, pathos and story within story, it breaks the silence engaging children, families and community."
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As our first conference last year was a great success, we are expanding our intake and inviting all SASS from outside our region and beyond to come and join us!  The Hotel has plenty of parking underneath, is close to transport and shops and has accommodation for those who would like to come from a distance, so start making enquiries at your school if they would be willing to subsidise your attendance?  (Program and costs are still to be determined – advance notice only at this stage.)

Watch this space for more information as it comes to hand - this is just a taste of what’s to come!  We plan to make it really worth your while attending.

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