It is really important for school library staff to maintain contact with others in the profession, particularly when so many of us work by ourselves in our schools.
Recently our local South West District School Library Association, a branch of the School Library Association of Victoria, met after school in the Hawkesdale P-12 Library (see slides 15 and 16).
A number of people were present representing primary and secondary schools from Hamilton, Portland and Warrnambool.
Discussions revolved around our spaces, our interests and our current relationship with electronic resources compared to books.
We adjourned from the Library to the Customs House Gallery, which is in the main street between the swimming pool and the Post Office. This small and beautiful space is owned by Des and Helen Bunyon who specialise in original art and prints by Australian Book Illustrators. We saw works by:
Kerry Argent, Julie Vivas, Terry Denton, Graeme Base, Shaun Tan, Patricia Mullins to name a few.
You can visit their website here: https://customshousegallery.com.au/
Photographs courtesy of Margaret Sinnott. Venue courtesy of Faye Matters.