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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.

Creating Auslan Online Storytimes

The session was led by Annette Webb from City of Sydney Libraries and Kathryn Brady from Salisbury libraries who were joined by 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. The session is hosted by ALIA President Vicki Edmunds is interpreted in Auslan throughout.

You can 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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4ocW9EJERA&t=75s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWGhgGLclPU  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHEKMoKAV0Y

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