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Welcome to School Librarians United, a podcast dedicated to the nuts and bolts of running a successful school library.  Tune in to learn all about the issues and challenges school librarians face everyday!  Feedback and episode suggestions welcome.  

Oct 5, 2020

Penny Walch shares her experiences and programming in a New Zealand school library.

I would like to thank composer Nazar Rybak at for the music you’ve heard today.  

Editable PD Certificate

New Zealand Immigration Knowledge Base

National Library of NZ the NZ equivalent of LOC.

National Library of NZ - Topic Explorer some great NZ topics to explore.

Radio NZ - Storytime has some great NZ literature to listen to. 

Teacher Resources 2020 

Amazing NZ authors to check out. 

NZ Book Awards for Children and YA 2020 

Bitmoji Book Sell Shelves 

Southwell Library front page 

Inquiry Skills toolkit 

Inquiry question bricks 

Inquiry immersion activity 

SLANZA - School Library Association of NZ. Currently running an amazing campaign called School Libraries Transform. (Feel free to sign the petition.)

NZ Covid Levels - an explanation!!

Kids Lit Quiz


Our school’s cultural makeup:

643 students

Pakeha 56.8%

Maori 8.7%

Pacific Island 0.5%

Asian 23.22%

Indian / Sri Lankan 6.4%

Australian 0.6%

UK 1.6%

European 1.1%

Middle East 0.3%

African 0.9%