Our Events

School Libraries Association of New South Wales Diversity and Inclusion Summit, March 2022

Leonie Rutherford and Katya Johanson ran a workshop for SLANSW members on the scope of diversity in Young Adult literature. This workshop looked at the scope of diversity, including representation (such as characters), language, and opportunities for diverse writers. It also looked at good practice models for how school libraries staff might work with booksellers to ensure a better understanding of school communities.

Western Australia School Libraries Association conference, November 2021

Leonie Rutherford, Bronwyn Reddan and Katya Johanson presented to WASLA members on the topics, ‘YA publishing and bookselling in Australia’ (Katya Johanson), ‘Reading cultures in Booktok, Booktube and Bookstagram’ (Bronwyn Reddan) and on our national survey (Leonie Rutherford).

School Libraries Association of New South Wales Summit, September 2021

The team presented at the September professional development summit for school libraries staff, on the topics, ‘The digital ecology of teen reading’ (Michael Dezuanni), Designing and implementing digital surveys (Andrew Singleton) and Research Overview (Leonie Rutherford and Katya Johanson). Thank you to the SLANSW members for an excellent discussion, and to the organising committee for the invitation.

ARC project launch 25 November 2020

This event, featuring the Australian Children’s Laureate, Ursula Dubosarsky, presented interim findings from the Australian Research Council Linkage Project, Discovering and Good Read: Cultural Pathways to Reading for Australian Teens.

This hybrid event, MC’d by Adele Walsh, formerly of the Centre for Youth Literature, was hosted at Deakin’s Imaginarium under COVID-safe restrictions, with 200+ participants and presenters both in situ and virtual attendance.

You can watch a video recording of the conference here.

Masterclasses for postgraduate students in writing and literature were also held with Ursula Dubosarsky, Dr Susan La Marca from the School Library Association of Victoria.

Australian Booksellers Association conference 2019

Leonie Rutherford and Katya Johanson took part in a panel discussion with Michael Earp from the Little Bookroom on the topic of teenage reading habits and interests.

Industry roundtable December 2016

This event launched the findings of the Teen Reading in the Digital Era: Platforms, Access and Diversity Project. It was co-sponsored by the Copyright Agency, an dREDI – the Strategic Research Centre in Education at Deakin University and hosted at the Burwood Corporate Centre.

REDI SRC Roundtable Conference Burwood
REDI SRC Roundtable Conference Burwood