The IEU sponsored the Annual Teacher Librarian Learning Community Conference held at Campbelltown Catholic Club on 30 April to 1 May.
The Teacher Librarian Professional Learning Community (TLPLC) is a self-created collaborative community of teacher librarians and school library staff across the dioceses of NSW and ACT.
A TLPLC has the potential to engage teacher librarians and other library professionals in a social setting where learning is made public and professionals are able to interact, test their ideas, challenge their inferences and interpretations, and process new information together.
The 2015 conference brought together over 100 teacher librarians and support staff from across NSW and the ACT for two days of professional learning and socialising.
Michelle Oakley, the teacher librarian at Stella Maris Catholic Primary School Shellharbour and the organising committee decided to utilise the sponsorship by providing two fully paid subscriptions to the 2016 Conference.
The recipients of the $500 IEU sponsorship to the 2016 Teacher Librarian Professional Learning Community Conference are Paula Russo from St Columbkille’s Corrimal and Shivonne Curran from Sacred Heart Primary Cabramatta. Both members received $250 towards next year’s conference expenses.