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Welcome to 2014!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Happy New Year and welcome back!

Being the first blog post of the year we thought we would do something fun so we ran the Syba News Blog through Wordle and the above image is the result. It gives us a good visual overview of what we have been talking about over the past 12 months since we launched the Syba News Blog. We encourage your feedback and welcome you to share resources with us or even write guest blog posts for us.

We have lots to share with you this term and would like to take this opportunity to highlight our new products and services that we hope will assist you to keep your library modern, in touch with current curriculum and of course, provide support for your users to enjoy effortless and successful library experiences. You can also check out our latest e-newsletter for more information!

Australian Curriculum Products

The introduction of the new Australian Curriculum will present some challenges in libraries as you prepare resources to accommodate the cross-curriculum priorities and the seven capabilities that need to be addressed. To assist with this process we have created a range of new materials that we trust will assist with this process. Our materials address the three cross-curriculum priorities and the creative and critical thinking capability and ICT capability.

We have also developed an icon that will help you identify products that have been designed to support the Australian Curriculum. Keep an eye out for this in our catalogue and online.

For more information visit the Australian Curriculum section of our website.

Syba Academy

Last year we launched our new Syba Academy and we’re very privileged to have Lyn Hay, renowned academic, as our Head of Professional Learning. Syba Academy has broad endorsement from the NSW Institute of Teachers to provide learning opportunities for teachers to Australian Professional standards. We encourage you to visit our all new Syba Academy website for more information and to view the full range of upcoming courses.

Due to popular demand we will be running courses in Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and other regional areas.

Apart from our seminars, masterclasses and workshops, we are proud to announce that we now offer a service we have named “in-school in-servicing”. The idea of this is that we can organise a whole day for all staff in your school using one of our courses on offer or similarly you can choose to use one of our days for local library network meetings. Of course our days can be customised to suit individual school or association requirements and many schools. We have experience in offering this service and expect to be taking it to schools in Europe and other international regions. To find out more visit /learning/inschool-inservicing

Another exciting venture is the offering of a four week online extension course which will provide 30 hours of accredited professional development for participants. The first of these courses is titled Digital Citizenship. For more information see page 4 or visit

We’re here to help

We trust you will enjoy browsing our products and services. We endeavour to assist our customers in any way we can so please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. We would love to hear from you as we value our personal interactions highly!

Phone (612) 9808 3377.
Phyl Coath (Williamson) & The Syba Team


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