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Professional Development Day October 2011

The program has now been announced for the upcoming ISLA Professional Development Day.

When: Thursday 27th October

Where: Nan Tien Temple, Berkeley Rd, Berkeley

Cost: $50 for ISLA Members and $65 for non members

IMPORTANT Registrations close 14th October. Please note that NO LATE REGISTRATIONS will be accepted.

Presenters will include:

Dr Michael Hough

Dr. Michael HOUGH is currently a Professorial Fellow at the University of Wollongong, where he works in the Sydney Business School and in the Australian Centre for Educational Leadership. He is a Visiting Professor to the University of Lincoln in the UK, and a Fellow of the IC2 (Innovation, Competition and Co- operation) Institute of the University of Texas at Austin Texas USA.
Professor Hough writes and publishes actively, and his research and teaching interests are in New Technologies and their impacts on organizational behaviour(s); Promoting Moral and Ethical Behaviours In Organizations; Generational Differences; Governance, Quality Management and Business Excellence in the Public and Professional Services sector(s); and in Project and Risk Management.
He is widely involved in community and professional activities, was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2006, was Wollongong Citizen of the Year 2004. He was awarded the prize for outstanding contribution to Tourism on South Coast of NSW in 2010, for coordinating the Wings Over Illawarra Air Show over 2007-2010.


This keynote address will provide an overview of the societal and economic pressures that are driving change in post industrial economies and their schools, review the characteristics of selected societies such as Australia, USA and Hong Kong, summarize current trends in Information and Communication technologies and their impacts on learning and schooling, review the impacts of generational differences on schooling, and provide focused advice on the features of a school and its library that fully incorporate digital technologies.

There will be a final section developing an example of a ‘preferred future’ for the Librarian as the Chief Information Officer of the school, and the library as the iCentre – the term proposed for the Library as the school’s Information Network Hub, so that its school remains central to the needs of a modern Australian society and its learning community. The concepts of Developing and Protecting the School’s Cyber Image and creating a Cyber Passport, will also be developed.

Cath Keane

Cath is the editor of Scan, a quarterly refereed journal published by the NSW Department of Education and Communities. Cath has worked in education for thirty years as a teacher and a teacher librarian, and remembers the excitement surrounding the introduction of OASIS Library. She believes in the importance of developing literate students who can search for and locate information, and transform their findings into shared knowledge.

Paul Macdonald

Paul is the owner of the well-known Children’s Bookshop, in Beecroft. “Paul has a Master of Education, working almost 20 years as a teacher of Upper Primary and Secondary. He has won numerous awards in teaching such as a Quality Teacher Award in 2002, The Premier’s English Scholarship in 2004 and awards for his co-ordination of Regional Shakespearean Festivals. His interests include the development of literacy with a particular interest in reading for gifted children, Boys’ Literacy and books for adolescents. When Paul is not talking books, he can be rather boring.”
Paul has spoken at many of our previous conferences and is consistently no. 1 in the ratings! We are trying
not to contemplate the time when he cannot attend our conferences. He is an inspiring presenter and his selections are always current and on target. His selections of books for sale are always fabulous. Paul will talk about what is current in books for children and young adults and with recommendations for holiday reading.

John Larkin

John Larkin was born in Yorkshire, England, and grew up in western Sydney. He has been a professional soccer player, trolley boy, factory hand, forklift driver, computer programmer, educator, librarian and comedian. John has written several books for children and three books for adults.
When John isn’t writing, he can generally be found teaching, lecturing, performing stand-up comedy, playing soccer, and embarking on long and largely futile hunts for tadpoles with his children at the local creek. John is also one of the most sought-after motivational speakers for children and young adults in the country with his stand-up comedy show about the creative process called ‘I’ve Been Eating Paste’. John lives in Sydney with his wife and three children.

•    A discussion session on raising the profile of your library.

•    An optional meditation/relaxation session before the day begins for the donation of a gold

•    Lunch and morning tea provided by the temple. A range of vegetarian dishes will be

•    Book displays  by The Children’s Bookshop & the Uni Bookshop

For more information Download the flyer PDDay 2 Program Oct 2011

Download the registration form  Registration form PDD2 2011


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