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Michelle Jensen

Teacher Librarian, New Media Artist and President of the School Library Association of NSW
Michelle Jensen inspires students, teachers and librarians every day, as a Teacher Librarian at a DoE High School and as President of the School Library Association of NSW, www.slansw.asn.au. Her most recent work has been on the Great School Libraries campaign as a member of FAIR schools, https://fair.alia.org.au/greatschoollibraries.

Michelle has presented at EduTech in 2014 and 2015 providing participants with cutting edge approaches to the use of Technology in the classroom and library. During 2015 Michelle ran a campaign called TeachMeet Library Connect to connect teachers with their local libraries. This year Michelle will deliver her Pop Up Makerspace at local libraries again with the aim to connect local libraries with teachers. Last year the Pop Up Makerspace was delivered at several schools, conferences and co-working spaces in NSW. Michelle’s own practice has evolved to support the paradigm shift due to technological innovation. She recently transformed her school’s library incorporating an iPad bar to synthesis information and an ever-evolving Maker Space. Michelle studied game theory as a part of her Masters thesis; http://ses.library.usyd.edu.au/bitstream/2123/1522/2/02%20whole.pdf. 

She has used her findings to explore ways to create dynamic interactive experiences in her library, classroom, workshops, conferences and New Media Art Work. Michelle is an active member of Ozberry Pi a Makerspace meetup group in Sydney. Michelle is Chair of the Future Library Congress 2016. During the workshops delivered at ICTENSW & SLANSW conference Michelle will provide opportunities to PLAY with cutting edge TECH!

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