Call for abstracts

The Auckland Conference Committee of the School Library Association of New Zealand (SLANZA) welcomes abstracts for presentation the 2017 conference.

The theme for the conference is Fiery futures', igniting and inspiring libraries.   The School Library Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (SLANZA) aims to strengthen and promote the role of school libraries and to enable all school communities to become information literate. 


How to submit your abstract

Please familarise yourself with the conference themes and and instructions below before clicking on the 'submit your abstract' button at the end of this page.

Bedrock: Solid foundations

  • Collection development 
  • Working with classes 
  • Archiving 
  • Supporting curriculum 
  • Reading logs
  • Using picture books
  • Using graphic novels
  • Information literacy 
  • Digital citizenship/netsafe
  • EPIC
  • Keeping in with staff
  • Inclusive libraries
  • Training options
  • The Treaty and the library 

Lava: Flowing ideas

  • Creative Budgeting
  • Why are you needed? 
  • Management in 2017 
  • Marketing 
  • Impact displays 
  • EBooks
  • Sharing successes
  • Maori perspectives 
  • Pacifika perspectives 
  • Revving up reading
  • Community links/ Community libraries
  • Creative curations
  • Supporting future life long learners 
  • Tertiary Transitions - What Students Need to Know 

Fiery Futures': Bright spark ideas 

  • Personal learning network
  • Designing the space / physical or virtual libraries - A virtual space 24/7
  • New rules for us (Librarians)
  • What Gen Z needs 
  • Which trends to take up / tools and apps
  • Super searching - Beyond google
  • Your School Library Rocks (Pun Intended)
  • BYOD

The programme committee welcomes the submission of abstracts for:

  • Talk (60, 30 or 15 minutes, including questions)
  • Workshop

Below are some guidelines to help you format your abstract:

  • Abstract no longer than 250 words
  • Please indicate your audience: Primary, Secondary, Other

Key dates

  • Closing date for submission of abstracts Monday 31 October 2016
  • Review of submissions November 2016
  • Notification of acceptance from Monday 12 December 2016

Click here to submit an abstract

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