Real libraries vs Fake News – SLAV Conference

School Library Assoc of Vic commenced 2018 by welcoming Dr Susan La Marca to the helm as Executive Officer of the Association. Susan, a well known and respected member of the school library community both within Australia and internationally, has led the planning and exciting year of learning for members and school library colleagues.

The year started strongly with a focus on the role of school libraries in this time of information complexity.  The  conference Real Libraries vs Fake News. held 23 March at Victoria University Conference Centre featured Dr Barbara Combes – Charles Sturt University; Misha Ketchell, Managing Editor The Conversation; Jo Teng, Australian Copyright Council together with a range of workshops.   Highlights of the Twitter conversation have been captured below.

Be informed! Briefly, details of upcoming events and registration are accessible on the SLAV website, in particular:

In this Storify file are posts from SLAVConnects colleagues tweeting from the conference under the hashtag #slavconf. Explore them for valuable resources and highlights of the day.

SLAV is passionate about the role of school library staff, educators and parents as elements in student literacy development.  SLAV Conferences are designed to suit all educators and parents interested in K12 learning.  If you are interested in attending an event, please get in touch and come along.  All welcome.

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  1. School libraries can play a great role in helping students differentiate between fake and real facts. This includes giving the them the tools to fact check and look behind the source of information as well as avoid online filter bubbles. At the Kerferd Library at Mentone Girls’ Grammar School we set up one whole section of our LibGuides focused on being informed to fight fake news (See We also highly recommend the IFLA Fake News poster which we have printed out on A3 paper and then laminating before distributing out to classrooms.

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