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Meet the ASLA Board 2016

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The webinar introduced participants to the members of the current ASLA Board and their roles. Information was also shared about the work of the Board and future plans for ASLA.

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Meet the ASLA Board 2016

  1. 1. MEET THE ASLA BOARD P R E S E N T E D B Y M E M B E R S O F T H E A S L A B O A R D J U N E 2 0 1 6 Australian School Library Association Inc.
  2. 2. Welcome Australian School Library Association Inc. 2 Housekeeping:  Participation options  Listen only mode  Attendee control panel  Question facility  Post-webinar information
  3. 3. Meet The Board Australian School Library Association Inc. 3
  4. 4. From the President Australian School Library Association Inc.  Provides overall leadership and guidance  Acts on behalf of ASLA  Keeps a watching brief on any political developments  Works to ensure ASLA remains the peak body for school libraries and teacher librarianship  Maintains liaison at an executive level with ALIA, IASL and other bodies  Monitors the work of various Project Teams  Communicates regularly with the membership  Chairs all meetings 4
  5. 5. Achievements from 2015-2016 Australian School Library Association Inc. 5  Participation in FAIR Campaign, including Great School Libraries event and ACER report on “What the staff in Australia’s Schools surveys tell us about teachers working in libraries”  Monthly email newsletter to members  Professional learning across Australia –face-to-face & virtual including the national conference in Brisbane  Work with ALIA & other associations  Ongoing collaborative partnership with EduTech Conference organisation, enabling input into programming  Increased membership  Contribution to the Productivity Commission Intellectual Property Review through a submission in collaboration with ALCC (Australian Libraries Copyright Committee)  Increased Social Media presence for the Association
  6. 6. Future plans Australian School Library Association Inc.  The Board continues to review and act upon the Association’s Strategic Plan with a view to future consolidation.  Input into national agendas  Survey of members in second half of 2016 6
  7. 7. Publications Project Team Australian School Library Association Inc. 7  Addresses the objects of the association  Provides a direct benefit to members  e.g. provides an income stream  e.g. ebooks for learning  Digital Citizenship available soon  Access Journal  http://www.asla.org.au/ publications/access.aspx  Access published 4 times a year  Online journal  Membership benefit  Major foci  Collaborative curriculum development  Inquiry-based learning  Integration of information technology  Teaching programs and information management  Contributions welcome
  8. 8. From the Vice President Australian School Library Association Inc. 8  Works to ensure ASLA remains the peak body for school libraries and teacher librarianship  Assists & deputises for the President  Oversees any special projects  Facilitates relationships with external and international organisations • Qualified Teacher Librarian (Tas TL of the Year 2010) • Teaching at an Independent boys’ school in Hobart, Tasmania • Has also worked in public schools in NSW and an Australian school in Hong Kong • Keen interest in leveraging technology for both PL and student engagement
  9. 9. From the Secretary Australian School Library Association Inc. 9  Trained as a HSIE teacher and first placement was Wilcannia.  Bachelor Social Science (Asian Studies) UNSW  Spent 6 months in Korea on exchange at Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea.  Taught in Liverpool where I met my wife who is an ART/IA teacher.  Moved to Tenterfield together as a "tree change".  Have been here 8 years and TL for 4 Years.  See ASLA as a necessary organisation to promote the profession.  Secretary role includes:  Ensures minutes of meetings recorded and distributed promptly  Provides support to Project Teams  Undertakes correspondence in conjunction with President and other Board Members  Addresses Constitutional requirements prior to and during meetings  Ensures documentation for meetings is distributed
  10. 10. From the Treasurer Australian School Library Association Inc. 10  Qualified Teacher Librarian (NSWTL of the Year 2007)  Resides in NSW  25 years Partner in Accounting Business  Monitors the financial health of the association  With Finance Project Team – develops annual budget for ASLA
  11. 11. Director –Ailsa Hill Australian School Library Association Inc. 11  Qualified teacher librarian  Resides in Tasmania  Represent the needs of members  Member of the Promotion Project Team with focus on Awards  ASLA Representative on ALCC (Australian Libraries’ Copyright Committee) to ensure that ASLA has a voice on copyright issues affecting Australian libraries and information providers.  ASLA membership of ALCC provides free copyright training for all ASLA members.
  12. 12. Promotion Project Team Australian School Library Association Inc. 12  Is responsible for overseeing:  Awards, FAIR, Sponsorship, Marketing, Policy Advisory and Social Media  National Awards –  ASLA Citation (biennial)  FASLA (introduced on 2015)  Collaborates with Board Members to source sponsorship for Awards http://www.asla.org.au/awards.aspx  Revises and updates judging criteria and matrices as required.  Promotes awards and organise judging panels and formal recognition for successful nominees.
  13. 13. Director Induction Australian School Library Association Inc. 13  New Board Members undergo an Induction Program to become familiar with:  The role of the Board  The duties of Board Members  Responsibilities as a Board Member  Communication  Board Meetings  Project Team work
  14. 14. Director – Gabrielle Mace Australian School Library Association Inc. 14  Most recent Director: Gabrielle Mace resides in New South Wales  Gabe is also a member of the PL Project Team  Bachelor of Library and Information Science with Charles Sturt University (CSU)  Appointed as Librarian at The Pittwater House Schools upon graduation  Wanted to increase my qualifications to a Teacher Librarian  Returned to CSU and studied Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)  Remained as Librarian at The Pittwater House Schools for 5 years until completion of teaching degree  Now Head of Library and Information Services at Queenwood  I am so excited to be a new member of the ASLA board and believe the value of the School Library and all it entails for the school community is beyond measure
  15. 15. Director –Margot Pickworth Australian School Library Association Inc. 15  Qualified Teacher Librarian  Resides in New South Wales  Represents the needs of members  Represents the voice of members  Works in Promotion Project Team with Policy Advisory group  Member of the PL Team
  16. 16. Policy Advisory Project Team Australian School Library Association Inc. 16  Policy statements  ASLA and joint statements with ASLA/ALIA  reviews and update  identifies the need  manages the development  Develops standards document  Meets at least once a term http://www.asla.org.au/policy.aspx
  17. 17. Director – Isobel Williams Australian School Library Association Inc. 17  Qualified Teacher Librarian  Resides in Tasmania  Represents the interests of all members of the association  Actively participates in Board meetings  Presents member issues and concerns  Responsible for Publications other than Access  Involved in FAIR Research group
  18. 18. Director –Sue Johnston Australian School Library Association Inc. 18  Qualified Teacher Librarian  Resides in South Australia  Chair of Professional Learning and Director Induction Project Teams  Contributes to Board discussions between meetings  Disseminates messages and information to South Australian members  Represents ASLA at events in South Australia
  19. 19. Professional Learning Project Team Australian School Library Association Inc. 19  Professional learning is available for members  Virtual and f-2-f events  National delivery  Local delivery  Informed of professional learning via email and on website http://www.asla.org.au/professional- learning.aspx  Examples for 2015-2016:  National Conference (Brisbane), Mini Conference (Hobart), monthly Wednesday Webinars, Library Tours (Adelaide), Event in ACT
  20. 20. Professional Learning Update Australian School Library Association Inc. 20  Upcoming Webinars  July – LibGuides  August - Meet the Author Tim Harris  Book Trailers  Planning underway for 2017 conference in NSW  Planning underway for a PL event in Canberra later this year  Planning events in other locations  Webinar for new graduates  Webinar for pre-service teachers on the role of the school library  Ongoing investigation of the PL accreditation requirements  Copyright Webinar and also f2f events provided by ALCC  PL presentations available on Slideshare http://www.slideshare.net/ASLAo nline  Recording of webinars  Survey of members  Suggest PL topics and presenters  Social Media to advertise events and also to promote ideas and information of interest to school library personnel  Follow ASLA on Twitter https://twitter.com/aslanational  Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ASLAOnline
  21. 21. Administration Officer Australian School Library Association Inc. 21  Rochelle Veness  Administration Officer  Australian School Library Association  PO Box 513, WINSTON HILLS NSW 2153  Contact:  asla@asla.asn.au  Phone: 0439 358 607  www.asla.org.au
  22. 22. Additional information Australian School Library Association Inc. 22  Thank you for attending the Meet the ASLA Board Webinar The PowerPoint presentation will be available at http://www.slideshare.net/ASLAonline and on the ASLA Website http://www.asla.org.au Membership information is available at http://www.asla.org.au/membership.aspx Follow ASLA on Twitter https://twitter.com/aslanational Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ASLAOnline

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