About the event
Teachers and teacher-librarians, don’t miss out on this fantastic seminar for professional development, featuring the following workshops:
Supporting AusLit in schools: ‘The Books of Our Own Backyard’ with Danielle Binks
#LoveOzYA, #LoveOzMG and #LoveOzKidLit were grassroots social-media campaigns borne out of trying to keep Australian youth literature front-and-centre, in an ever-crowded bookish landscape. In this talk Danielle Binks will discuss how far we’ve come, and how far we still have to go in ensuring the next-Generation of readers engage with ‘Books of their own Backyard,’ so that they grow into adults who still read Australian stories, and keep our industry alive and thriving. She’ll look at the new social-media and streaming-service Goliaths pushing largely American-only books, and why algorithms are no substitute for school librarians. Acknowledging the difficulty in changing curriculum texts, Danielle will also examine a case for parity and pushing for more Australian stories to be studied in schools.