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Spring Syba Update

Monday, July 20, 2015

It is almost unfathomable to us that the year is already half done, where does the time go? Autumn was a hive of activity at Syba; orders, seminars, trade exhibitions and product development - it has been go, go, go!

We encourage you to continue using the website to view our full range of products, as gone are the days our full range could fit within the bounds of a print catalogue! Further to this much of the work being completed by the team at Syba is fully customised so please don't hesitate to contact us if you would like something customised

Children’s Book Week - Books Light Up Our World!

With Book Week just around the corner Syba Signs has all your promotional needs covered. We have a range of posters, banners and all new book marks to promote the 2015 theme ‘Books Light Up Our World’ or a series of generic products you can reuse year after year.

This year we are pleased to be able to offer our customers the 2015 BookWeek Ideas and Activities publication which is full of great ideas for library displays and activities including digital activities and blackline masters. This publication also includes reviews of each of the titles in the CBCA short list (excluding Older Readers). Get in before 22nd July to secure your copy.

Book Displays

A book’s cover is certainly not the only factor in book selection but it is often the deciding factor in whether we pick up a book, turn it over and read the blurb. Those first impressions are crucial in determining engagement. But as our workload increases (at a seemingly exponential rate) updating and maintaining relevant book displays can become quite a challenge. At Syba we are all about solutions and in this case our front facing book display options are just the trick!

Connected Education Summit Recap

In June we welcomed teacher librarian and technology integration specialist, Shannon McClintock Miller all the way from Denver, Colorado. Shannon inspired, challenged and motivated us to be the change we want to see in education. Her generous sharing of her own experiences and expertise gave delegates tangible examples for their own application. Shannon also shared her experience with makerspaces highlighting the way in which they can get the whole school community involved and the empowering role they can play in giving students a voice.

If you missed the seeing Shannon this time around we encourage you to connect with her online, she is a powerhouse on twitter and Facebook, regularly sharing tools, apps and articles across a plethora of subjects.

Upcoming Courses

Syba Academy is excited to announce we will be running the one day seminar, Rethinking the Collection:Principles and Practices for 21C SchoolLibraries in Sydney on Monday 16th November. Lyn Hay will lead the seminar in-conjunction with a range of current practitioners. As schools adapt and change in response to advances in technology and new pedagogical approaches, there is a need to reconsider the traditional practices in the library. Participants will explore new ways of designing library collections to best support access and learning. From genrefication, to creating engaging book displays and flexible learning spaces this day is a must for anyone who wants to make the most out of their library space.

We are also excited to announce a series of two Digital Citizenship Online Extension Courses with the first course starting very soon on Monday 24th August! 

As we look to 2016 keep in mind that Syba Academy also offers accredited in school professional development that can be customised specifically for your school or network group. Just get in touch with us to find out more.

All the best!

The Syba Team

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