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Amazing free PD happening NOW! October 5, 2012

Filed under: Collaboration,PLN,School Libraries,Social Media,thinking — librarypaula @ 12:17 am

A very quick post that will be followed up in the near future…
Library 2.012 is a 3 day worldwide library conference happening NOW, for the next 7 hours.
I’ve been in “rooms” with Joyce Valenza, The Daring Librarian and many other library superheroes!
I had to force myself to disconnect at 1am this morning, it’s just one amazing session after another!
Can’t recommend it highly enough.
Right, back to the session on Educamps 🙂

 

Being bold September 17, 2012

Filed under: LIANZA,School Libraries,thinking — librarypaula @ 10:18 pm
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This year’s LIANZA conference is less that a week away from kicking off.
Palmerston North is conference HQ and the theme is Ipukarea – Sustain, Celebrate and Transform. The lineup of speakers that appeal to those of us working in the education sector is the best I’ve seen for years.
My must see people include DK – from Core Education, Meridith Farkas – author of “Social Software in Libraries: Building Collaboration, Communication and Community Online” and Karen Schneider – University Librarian at Holy Names University in Oakland, California and author of the blog The Free Range Librarian.
Karen’s most recent post; Hatchett job, and other pre-Lianza musings really spoke to me, and I found myself reading slower, re-reading and really reflecting on her well chosen words.She prefaced her blog post with the theme Be Bold, which sits very well with me this term. I even took some quotes!
“I remember being told, ages ago, that 85% of information transfer among scientists is informal, and I’d be willing to agree that applied to library leadership, as well. Many a library leader germinated leadership skills, ideas, and powerful connections within the world of professional organizations. Look at the truly significant thought leaders, and most cut their teeth through organizational participation.” is one that really spoke to me.
I’m hoping to make an opportunity to chat with Karen at conference as Aoraki LIANZA have co-sponsored her.I’ll get to be part of her introduction or facilitate the panel of questions after her presentation.
Very exciting stuff!
And, throughout the conference I intend make the most of the potential information transfer that the networking and presentations offer.
It’s been a three years since I last went to a LIANZA conference. I’m incredibly grateful to Aoraki LIANZA for the financial support they’ve given me to attend conference, thank you team 🙂

 

eFellowship review from the 2012 Famous Five. August 29, 2012

Filed under: Collaboration,eLearning,thinking — librarypaula @ 1:16 am
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I must admit to opening the eFellows 2012 Review like I watch gruesome horror movies; eyes half closed and hands over face!
There’s something incredibly uncomfortable about watching and hearing oneself online.
Anyway, ‘feel the fear and do it anyway’ as this was part of the deal of being an eFellow!

Last Friday the 2012 eFellows were interviewed about our year; one piece of advice for future eFellows, and a best takeaway for us personally.
The clip attached was the well edited version of what we said.
DK and Emma, you’re magicans 🙂

 

Brown Brother. June 27, 2012

Filed under: thinking — librarypaula @ 10:56 pm

Thanks to Bridget Schaumann from Kings High School for sharing this.
Powerful and moving and well worth sharing.

 

Collaborations and partnerships May 17, 2012

Filed under: thinking — librarypaula @ 10:43 pm
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We get so much professional reading delivered to us electronically, that it’s easy to miss the wee gems.
This is a great post from National Library NZ.
As a School Librarian this really spoke to me, especially this section:
Library staff expertise and services are fully utilised when:

•Library staff grow a deeper professional knowledge and understanding of the curriculum, what is important to teachers and how best to support learning.
•The services of the library as a learning hub are promoted extensively with each collaboration and are extended in depth and quality.
•Library staff demonstrate leadership in the use of technology, information skills and problem solving.
•Opportunities arise for library staff to develop, extend and implement new skills in, for example, instructional design, team teaching and assessment.
•The role and perception of the library staff as essential partners in the teaching team and “knowledgeable ally” is strengthened. (Frazier)

Make a cuppa and allow yourself time to read this 🙂
It’s great material to share with Principals and B.O.T’s too.

Collaborations and partnerships.

 

 
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