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The future of libraries and learning communities – slideshare

Excellent slide share from Lee Rainie, Director, Pew Internet Project. Includes fascinating statistics about changes in technology use, and some excellent questions that we must all begin to ponder – like “What is the future of community anchor institutions?” Now … Continue reading

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Reflective practice – how do we model this for library professionals?

Reflective practice is something that comes relatively easily to me.  Having angst as a middle name sure helps, as does a life-long (bad) habit of over-analyzing everything I have done and said, and usually deciding I could have done or … Continue reading

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A must-watch slideshare from Lyn Hay at IASL 2011

Lyn Hay’s IASL2011 Closing Keynote View more presentations from Lyn Hay Wishful thinking right here.. Wishing I could have been there to hear this keynote at IASL this year.  Just reading the slides, Hay has managed to make clear and … Continue reading

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Great stories – where are ours?

It has been wonderful in the last few days to stumble across some truly heartwarming and inspirational stories about teachers and the difference they make. Author Dave Eggers writes here about the teacher who “ripped off the ceiling and showed … Continue reading

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Library as coffee house – what can we take from this model?

High standards or a high standard of standardness? View more presentations from International Association of School Librarianship Last year I attended IASL in Brisbane, on a mission to present on the topic of collaborative practice with my friend and colleague, … Continue reading

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Saving school libraries and strategic planning presentations – the readings

Here is a list, with links and brief annotations as to how they relate and/or helped to shape my thinking leading up to and while putting together the presentations I delivered at conference.  I’ll try and make it lucid, but … Continue reading

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In defense of librarians

From Spotlight on digital media comes an excellent post on the current fight in the U.S. to retain librarians in schools.  The post offers an overview of some of the fabulous work being done, with links to libraries, librarians and … Continue reading

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