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Syba Summer Update

Friday, October 17, 2014

Special summer savings offer

Take this opportunity to use the remainder of your 2014 budgets or alternatively to buy your 2015 library needs at a reduced price. If necessary we can make the invoice due in 2015. Feel free to contact us if you are in the Sydney Metro area and would like one of our consultants to visit your school to help you put together a library makeover!

New Products

As a result of our partnership with Guided Inquiry Design authors, Carol Kuhlthau, Leslie Maniotes and Ann Caspari, we have developed a Guided Inquiry Design digital resource that can be downloaded from our website or purchased on CD. It includes a set of printable posters, 19 support activities developed by Leslie Maniotes as per her book “Guided Inquiry Design”, a set of Guided Inquiry Design icons and much more. One client who recently bought this product declared on Facebook that she was, "in love with it”. This is certainly a product we are thrilled thrilled to offer. To view all our new products this term visit our webiste

New partnership with SLANSW as Syba Academy expands its reach

The Syba team is excited to announce the new professional learning partnership planned for 2015 between the School Library Association of NSW (SLANSW) and our own Syba Academy. SLANSW is the peak professional association supporting school libraries and teacher librarians in the state of New South Wales. Throughout 2014, SLANSW members have already received generous support from the association to attend Syba Academy seminars and workshops on; guided inquiry and the Australian Curriculum, digital curation, new literacies for networked learners and makers, and cultural weeding – all at a discounted rate.

Syba Academy has been a NSWIT/AITSL accredited provider of professional development since 2013 and gained ACT TQI endorsement for its coursework in early 2014. This means that teachers and teacher librarians working in NSW and ACT schools who complete Syba Academy seminars, workshops and courses, receive endorsed credit for professional learning hours completed with us.

This year our reach has extended beyond the capital cities of Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane, to regional NSW locations such as Grafton, Dubbo, and Newcastle. We look forward to expanding our regional footprint in 2015.

The theme for our professional learning partnership with SLANSW in 2015 is “Let’s Make It Happen!” Visit for details. 

Final 2014 professional learning Program

Missed out on attending a Kevin Hennah Workshop this year? You're in luck! Treat yourself to a workshop and get organised for 2015. In collaboration SLANSW we are organising two days with Kevin in Northern and Southern Sydney area during November. Places are filling fast - register today to secure your place! Our popular Curating Digital Collections for the Australian Curriculum Workshop is being run by popular demand on the Central Coast (NSW) and in Adelaide in November. For more information and to register for a workshop visit

2015 Professional Learning Program

We are pleased to announce our 2015 professional learning program up to June, 2015! We encourage you to take a look and register before 14/11/14 to make the most of our early bird discount on registration fees!

Thank you for your support throughout the year and we hope you have a productive term and a happy and safe summer break.


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