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Assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, we run workshops and online events for our community of library subscribers and publisher, author and illustrator participants.

Top Tips and Tricks for Online Storytime

Children’s author, advocate and TV producer, Adrian Beck, and ALIA’s in-house teacher librarian, Jacqui Lucas, shared their top tips and tricks for creating wonderful Online Storytimes. Adrian will be shared his best tips for creating in-house Online Storytime recordings with hacks for lighting, sound and general production from home or from the library. Jacqui Lucas discussed her insights on the art of children’s storytelling to promote early literacy.

Creating Inclusive Online Storytimes

Andrea Hurley and Nadia Ruttley (Brisbane City Council Libraries), Marleen Westerveld (Griffith University), Kylie Carlson (Yarra Libraries) and Jo Kaeding (Adelaide Hills, University of South Australia) discussed awareness of diversity, the impact of early literacy, sensitive storytimes and practical universal design principles to support creating inclusive and accessible Online Storytimes.

Online Storytime Filming Workshop (part 1)

This is part one of a two-part training package designed to support library staff create fantastic looking Online Storytime recordings. The training focuses on editing skills, and the first part walks viewers through best practice for filming with editing in mind, because effective editing starts with filming. The training is provided by Xavier Rousset from InFocus Video Workshops and with the participation of Liz Khater from City of Canada Bay Libraries. 

Effective Video Editing for Quality Online Storytimes (part 2)

This is part two of a two-part training package where Xavier Rousset from InFocus Video Workshops steps you through how to use the video editing software Filmora to create great Online Storytime videos. Basic techniques are covered as well as some more advanced processes all in an accessible, easy-to-follow way. No prior knowledge is expected.

Creating Auslan Online Storytimes

The Auslan-interpreted session hosted by ALIA President Vicki Edmunds, led by Annette Webb from City of Sydney Libraries, Kathryn Brady from Salisbury libraries and collaborators from Deaf Services and Deaf Can:Do. The panelists share their insights and experiences of creating accessible, high-quality Auslan Storytimes and provide tips about getting started in your public library service.

Download the slides here:
Salisbury: https://onlinestorytime.org.au/wp-con…

Sydney: https://onlinestorytime.org.au/wp-con…
City of Sydney’s Auslan Storytime playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsDp4QpCqUQiYUr-djcrU5p2WbL4PZkHz
City of Salisbury’s Auslan Storytimes: www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4ocW9EJERA&t=75s
www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWGhgGLclPU  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHEKMoKAV0Y

If you would like to link to these videos, please contact Annette Webb (City of Sydney) AWebb1@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au or Kathryn Brady (City of Salisbury): KBrady@salisbury.sa.gov.au