Ian McLean, Stacey Taylor, guest speaker Maurice Saxby, Paul Macdonald and Alinda Sheerman at the School Libraries Association, NSW Awards at The Children’s Bookshop, Beecroft, last night. Paul is the proprietor of the shop… and so much more! He was receiving the inaugural Maurice Saxby Award.
The John H Lee Memorial Award is for a teacher-librarian who demonstrates “excellence in leadership in innovative and collaborative teaching practice through the integration of learning technologies”. Presented to yours truly. Many thanks to Linda Gibson-Langford who nominated me! This is a joint award presented by SLA NSW and Charles Sturt University. Ashley Freeman presented me with the award.
Uncle Al Cameron, Ian McLean, Aunty Pat Cameron and my special guest, Janette Mercer, who was my inspirational primary school teacher-librarian at Arncliffe Public School in the 1960s.
Maurice Saxby is sharing a poem, chosen at random, from a well-loved book he received at age five. Captivating! (Even the bear was mesmerised.) Maurice described that magic moment where a child is immersed in reading and suddenly gets a cold chill at the back of the neck. CS Lewis called this unique sensation “Surprise by joy.”
Teacher-librarian Jenny Scheffers (Caddies Creek Public School), Ian McLean and the School Libraries & Information Literacy Unit’s Colleen Foley at The Children’s Bookshop. Book rappers extraordinaire!
Congratulations, Ian, Stacey & Alinda!
Well deserved 🙂 xox
Congratulations Ian and other award winners. Sorry I was not able to be there to support you and SLA. It looks like a great evening of celebration.
Congratulations! Margo Pickworth
Well done Ian!
Love your jacket by the way!
Keep up the great work.
Huge congratulations, Ian, and to Stacey, Paul and Alinda. You are truly inspirational and our students and fellow tls are lucky to have such great role models. As for Maurice Saxby – he is truly amazing.I am so pleased that I was able to attend the awards ceremony.
Anne Doak – excellent call on the jacket. Ian looked quite spiffy!
BTW, great work SLA NSW.