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Professional Development – “Bodies of Information”  


The Bodies of information Professional Development, held at the State Library, was a great success. Organised as a joint project by representatives from WASLA, ALIA Academic and Research Libraries (WA), ALIA Students and New Graduates, ALIAWest, RIMPA and Public Libraries of WA, this inspiring Professional Development explored what we have in common and how we could all positively influence our changing profession through effective marketing and inspirational leadership.

The day featured three inspiring keynote speakers. Curtin University’s Professor Julia Richardson talked about having an intelligent career and taking responsibility of your work and life. Jeremy Chetty, co-founder of Student Edge and entrepreneur in residence at Murdoch LaunchPad,  discussed service as a brand and Amy Kapernick, from Tech Outsiders, explored the art of failure.

Morris Gleitzman visits


Renowned author Morris Gleitzman visited Methodist Ladies College as part of a combined WASLA and AISWA Libraries Professional Learning session.  He talked about his role as 2019 Children’s Laureate and about the important role of school libraries. The session was attended by library staff across multiple sectors.

Birds of a Feather PD a great success


Sevenoaks Secondary College in Cannington was the venue for WASLA’s latest Birds of A Feather Professional Development. The morning was a great success with a variety of presentations and workshop workshops from a range of school library staff from various schools.


WASLA Award winners named for 2019


Congratulations to the recipients of the 2019 WASLA Awards. The presentation of the awards was held at the Reid Library at the University of Western Australia.

The awards winners were:

  • School Library Team of the Year – Scotch College
  • Teacher Librarian of the Year  – Felicia Harris – School of Isolated and Distance Education
  • Library Officer of the Year – Yvonne Smillie