Category Archives: Techy, geeky stuff

Web 2.0, Twitter, social media, digital footprint, marketing

Taking the library to our users on Towel Day

Libraries are working really hard to reinvent themselves, expanding their vision of what they are and what they do. Part of this is a need to change the community perception of libraries.  At my library, we have been working hard … Continue reading

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ReadCube – review and recommendation for bloggers, writers, researchers and students

My latest find is readcube, out now in beta and well worth a look if you are in the habit of downloading, creating or storing PDFs. Readcube provides me with one place to store my PDFs but, more importantly, offers … Continue reading

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Thinking about staff training and eLearning software

What’s on my mind? eLearning. How do we make relevant professional learning available to our staff and colleagues, anytime, anywhere? eLearning seems the obvious solution. So now a new learning curve begins! The first stage of the quest is to … Continue reading

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NZCER research – 21st century teaching and learning

Recently, Rachel Bolstad called for online submissions in response to a research project, outlined as follows: “This research project for the Ministry of Education aims to develop a vision for what future learning might look like for New Zealand students … Continue reading

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Reading Twyla Tharp and getting to grips with creativity

I am almost finished it, and this is not a book review. Yet. One of the many, many ideas that struck me as I’ve been reading was this: When you are doing the obligatory brainstorm, trying to generate new and … Continue reading

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LibrarianByDay, Bobbi Newman – advice on monitoring your personal brand

Following on from yesterday’s post asking you about the tools you use to monitor your social media presence, the very switched-on Jan Holmquist pointed me in the direction of the LibrarianByDay’s post from January this year. And it’s a gem. … Continue reading

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What tools are you using to monitor the effectiveness of your social media presence?

Although I am doing this blogging, tweeting, social media thing from a fairly low key perspective, I still do what I can to monitor whether or not what I’m doing is being read or appreciated by others. It’s a fascinating … Continue reading

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