South Island Children's Librarians' Conference 2008

Christchurch, 17 - 18 March 2008

This annual conference is a unique professional development opportunity for librarians, teachers and anyone interested in literacy and young people. This year we feature an excellent line-up of award-winning authors for children of all ages, including Pamela Allen and Gavin Bishop from New Zealand, plus two special overseas guests: award winning Australian author Margo Lanagan, and British author Dennis Hamley. Expert storyteller Liz Weir and anime/manga experts Jared Lane and Tim Driver, plus the opportunity to dine with the authors at the Conference dinner.

Following the two-day conference, is the Professional Wednesday option for public librarians, a chance to explore Christchurch City Libraries' buildings and services, and to observe a Babytimes programme in action.

Dates: 17-18 March
Closing date for registrations is:14 February 2008
Fees: Full registration $150, Half-day registrations $50
Venue: Copthorne Durham Hotel, Central Christchurch