Applecross Senior High School have kindly agreed to host our 2022 WASLA Awards and Professional Learning event .
We are very privileged to announce our guest presenter Dr Margaret Merga PhD; MEd; Grad DipEd; BA(Hons).
Amplifying the role of the school library for student literacy and wellbeing
Dr Margaret K. Merga
Abstract: This keynote focuses on how to amplify the role of the library in fostering student literacy and wellbeing, drawing attention to the library resource and staffing.
We will explore the role of libraries as a vital resource for fostering student wellbeing in these challenging times. I will discuss some ways you can use recent research to draw attention to the role that you play.
I will also share my most recent research, which seeks to enhance recognition of the school library professional as a literacy leader. You can lead the whole school literacy policy from the library, and I will explain why you are uniquely suited to steer this policy writing and revision.
There will be brief opportunities for discussion as we go, and time for questions at the end, so come along ready to engage with your peers!
After the WASLA Awards presentations there will be lots of time to network with your like minded library colleagues before a tour of Applecross Senior High School Library!
Applecross Senior High School
ARDROSS WA 6153