National Week 2012

Welcome to Term 1, 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Welcome back to term 1 2013. We look forward to working with you as you create and update your libraries. The relationship we have ensures that we keep creating products that you need. It is a real privilege to be able to be “present” in so many libraries.

This is our 16th year and we are celebrating it with a new website, modernised logo and many new products, both digital and print. We are also proud to announce that we have accreditation from the NSW Institute of Teachers for two of our professional development courses.


We’ve been working towards our new website for some time now and we trust it will make searching and buying our products more interesting and importantly make communicating with us much easier. The address is the same but the look and functionality are quite different. Please go to and check it out. You will notice that we have a facebook and twitter link quite visible on our site and we would encourage you to “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.


We have modernised our logo but it is still recognizable and certainly the same purple that you are all used to. We hope you like it! 

New Products

Digital Signage

In keeping with our policy of keeping up to date with your current requirements we have created two Digital Signage packs for use on your digital screens which include easy to use templates enabling daily event updating, and eye catching images which reflect current 21st century learning values. We think you will love the brilliant colours, movement, messages and simplicity of these products.

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Freedom From Bullying

An essential element of all Syba products is a message of positivity and encouragement for learning. We have continued this into our new set of posters about a supportive learning environment which are titled Freedom from Bullying. They contain very simple, yet very supportive messages and will send a dramatic affirming message to those involved in bullying.

Freedom from Bullying Range »

Your Digital Footprint

See also our excellent range of products designed to support students to manage their digital footprint and to learn how to network positively online free from victimisation.

Your Digital Footprint Range »

Professional Development.

We are thrilled with our professional development program for this year which features 2 programs that have been accredited with the NSW Teachers Institute and includes:

  • An accredited full day seminar with Dr Ross Todd and Lyn Hay on Evidence based practice titled “School Libraries Making a Difference”. What is your evidence and how do you get it? These days will be held in Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne.
  • An accredited full day seminar with Dr Ross Todd and Lyn Hay on The National Curriculum and Guided Inquiry titled “The National Curriculum: Developing a Guided Inquiry & Web 2.0 approach” This day will be held in Sydney.
  • Our online learning programs: “The how 2 of web 2.0” (commencing 6th May) and “Web 2.0 extended” (commencing 1st May).

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We hope you enjoy browsing our products and services. We endeavour to assist our customers in any way we can, so please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. We would love to hear from you!

Phyl Williamson (Coath)

Syba Signs


Edu. Dates Term 1

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

At Syba we always find that term one is over before you know it! To help ease you into the new school year we have compiled a list of ‘Edu. Dates,’ all the events and dates that matter to education professionals, from Library Lovers Day to National Youth Week, we have it covered.

Many schools and libraries that we work with mark these important days with displays and special events, if you are doing something special we would love to hear about it!

Please see below for a snapshot of the events coming up in Term 1 - Don't worry there is more where they came from! Edu Dates is going to become a permanent part of the Syba Community. Use the view all Edu Dates button for a full listing of Term 1 events.

The Syba Team

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Snapshot Term 1, 2013

24th – 26th January

21 Century Learning Conference Hong Kong – Digital Impact: Life & Learning. Renaissance College Hong Kong

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26th January

Australia Day

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5th February

Safer Internet Day

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6th February

Waitangi Day (NZ)

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9th-11th February

ALIA – New Librarians Symposium, Queensland University of Technology, Gardens Point Campus

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10th February

Chinese New Year, Year of the Snake

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Love2Read lives on!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

When Sue McKerracher was pitching the idea of the National Year of Reading (NYR) to Peter Garrett MP in 2009 she could not have predicted the project would be embraced by so many people across the country. Four years and four thousand events later we say good bye to the National Year of Reading 2012 but are we ready to farewell the Love2Read flower? 

Syba's Mollie Bain spoke with Robyn Ellard, Project Director for the National Year of Reading about what is next for the project: 

'The National Year of Reading Founding Partners have agreed to continue the successful campaign through Love2Read - a media campaign in 2013 pulling together and promoting all the fantastic work literacy and reading agencies are doing. We will maintain the website at, our Facebook and Twitter accounts as well as organising a few national programs including The Reading Hour on the 24 August 2013'

So there you have it, Love2Read lives on! The Love2Read team will be announcing their program publicly on February 14, follow Syba News to stay up to date. 

In the meantime, remove the 'National Year of Reading 2012' section of the logo and keep the flower.

The Syba Team. 


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