Library Matters

Library Matters has developed a program to support and provide professional development to librarians. Library Matters Consultancy can help support educational institutions to build their library/learning hub to meet their requirements of the school’s curriculum. 

The teacher library workshops are for educators and individuals who aspire to use cutting-edge, 21st-century strategies and knowledge to enhance the school community. These modules will include all forms of literacy including information & media literacy. The workshops will help build a growth mindset, necessary skills, and knowledge to manage a school library and deliver relevant lessons in today’s changing environment. It will help build independent skills in resource planning, management, and collaboration among educators.

Please fill out the form if you are interested and we will get in touch with you. Library Matters is a collaborative enterprise between Creative Learning Aids, promoter of contemporary Indian Literature and Librarian Ms. Heeru Bhojwani, who will facilitate the workshops. For details, you may contact librarymatters6@gmail.com or call 9819677361.

After attending the workshops, Librarian Amita Kubal says ” While working as a school librarian, I felt my MLIS Degree was not enough, and it had not prepared me for the present Librarian’s role. I was struggling and needed to upgrade my skills in the direction of becoming an active librarian. At this point, I got guidance from Ms. Heeru Bhojwani who raised our capacities. We learned different reading engagement activities, use of open source applications as a part of the Information and Media Literacy, Creative writing techniques, Fair use Guidelines, and other tips.  The training was helpful to move from a Library Administrator to becoming a Teacher Librarian”.

Librarian Manjuushas Shriram Maadiwale from Aga Khan School, Hyderabad says, “Ms. Heeru Bhojwani, excels in her profession and taught me how to create a website for my Library, how to locate, access evaluate resources and cite sources (Information Literacy).”

Details of the Workshop. To download the brochure click on Library Matters Workshop.

Workshop 1: Saturday, 27th July: 2019 – Understanding aims, objectives and library curriculum, collection development and organization                                                                                        of your Library

Workshop 2 : Saturday, 3rd August 2019 – Teaching deeper comprehension skills strategies, through reading aloud, book clubs and more

Workshop 3: Saturday, 10th August 2019. -Information literacy, supporting students with project work and research.

Workshop 4: Saturday, 31st August 2019 – Media literacy for today’s students.

Workshop 5: Saturday, 7th Sept 2019 -Teaching and learning writing strategies, for personal narratives, poetry and nonfiction genres

Workshop 6: Saturday, 14th Sept 2019 – Learn how to create a library website while understanding design, colour and purpose

For details Whatsapp 9819677361 OR email: librarymatters6@gmail.com

Tentative Program Schedule for 6 Saturdays

Each of the modules will follow a tentative schedule. The workshops will commence at  8: 30 am and close at 1:30 pm

8:45- 10:00   First Session

10:30- 11:00  Tea Break

11:00- 1:30     Workshop Continues

01:30- 1:45      Question/Answers/Followups

Contact Samir Kapadia at 9819677361 or librarymatters6@gmail.com for further information.