School Librarian Connection offers workshops for secondary school educators, as well as organising conferences and professional development days for school librarians across the Asia Pacific region.
School Librarian Connection is run by Dianne McKenzie, apassionate educator who continually strives to deliver improvements in her and others' teaching and learning practice. Also an IB workshop leader and site visitor, she is a confident communicator capable of building rapport with people from diverse social and cultural backgrounds.
School Workshops are tailored to meet the needs of your school community, are creative, interactive, fun and reasonably priced. For more information on possible workshops please visit the workshop page.
Conferences and Library PD opportunities are arranged in different cities around the Asia Pacific area in collaboration with Katie Day in Singapore. We work on bringing the best practitioners and expertise in the region together to create a dynamic experience for presenters and participants.
Consultations on building and enhancing your school library are also available.
2 days of workshops on practical implementation of the MYP Hunter Valley Grammar School January
Launching the MYP, 1 day - Caulfield Grammar School, Melbourne January 2018
Integrating the library into the MYP curriculum, Caulfield Grammar School, Melbourne. 1 day consult
ECIS Librarians conference, Chennai Full day Post Conference workshop on Evidence Based practice. February
EARCOS Teachers conference : 4 x 90 minute workshops on Evidence based practice, Avoiding Copyright confusion, Strategic use of Social media in education and Strategic planning in the educational setting.
The Role of the Librarian in the IB programmes, IB Regional Conference, Singapore 3 day workshop. November.
Implementing the ATL skills in the MYP - IB Regional Conference, Malaysia, 3 day workshop. October.
Launching the MYP - Hunter Valley Grammar School - NSW, I day workshop August
Planning with purpose, Evidence based Practice, Building capacity in oneself and others, Diocese of Cairns School Librarians July
The librarians role in the Diploma Programme, IB workshop, Sydney.
Diverse ways of learning 1 day workshop at EAST Librarians Knowledge Sharing Workshop. Singapore Keynote : Diversity in Libraries. Workshop : Diverse ways of learning
Understanding Copyright, Fair Use, Public Domain and creative Commons. In school workshop, CAIS, HK. Dec. 2016
Inquiry across the IB continuum programs - 3 day workshop -Mumbai, India.
School Library consulting, Short workshops on Inquiry learning in the secondary school - 2 days, American Embassy School, New Delhi. India
School Librarians in a Global Context, Planning and conducting Action research, Creating a culture of Academic Honesty, - 2 day workshop - NESA Fall Institute, Abu Dhabi,
Teaching with Primary Sources - Short workshop - Shanghai School Librarians Network, China.
School Library consulting - 2 days, Shanghai Quibao Dwight High School, China
School Librarians in a Global context - 2 day workshop, Seoul, Sth Korea.
Policy development - the why's and how to workshop - Prague
Understanding and working with Information Literacy skills in a library context.- 1/2 day workshop, Prague
Conference organiser - School Librarian Connection - Prague - 2 days
Consultation on fully integrating the school library - Scotch College - Perth, 3 days.
School Libraries in a global context - Scotch College - Perth, Australia. 1 day