Tag Archives: Networking

Advocacy for the TL position . . . continues . . . .

The process has to go beyond the mumbles and grumbles of those who can see the writing on the wall!

This published article documents the process the TL network in the ACT used to ‘shore up the leak’ of available positions.


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Reading in Paradise

Liz & Carey reading at Festival Cairns

Liz & Carey reading at Festival Cairns

‘Paradise on the Esplanade’ was the place for kids to be on the opening day of the Cairns Festival in August.  

There was a range of creative and fun activities to be enjoyed including roving performers, mask making and cloth printing. As children waited with their numbered ticket for the popular face painting, they were attracted to the floor rug and appealing array of picture books. The Cairns and District Teacher-librarian Network again entertained with a two-hour stint of story reading.

Teddy bears, songs, a magic hat, audience participation and iPad versions were some of the ‘bag of tricks’ that showcased some great children’s picture books to the youngsters. Some children stayed for several stories whilst their parents were nearby checking their email or being entertained by the story reading as well. Some came back again after the family had perused other activities.

Involvement in the volunteer activity gave us a chance to promote reading as well as the role of teacher-librarians in schools. Our banner was displayed to help with this advocacy.


iPad story interaction w Liz


Carey w more than 1 ‘Magic Hat’

“Thanks for sharing  the books again this year. It was wonderful to hear the dramatic reading and see the children entertained.”  Owen, Cairns Festival liaison person.

“I really enjoyed your reading of those stories. The kids were very interested and loved it,” said a pleased mum.

Liz Jorgensen and Carey Leahy  (TLs on leave Term 3, 2013)

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A taste of libraries ‘out there’ . . .

The Brisbane study visit started yesterday with the amazing State Library of Queensland (SLQ) – a huge complex with a matching mission and goals to achieve it! The team of over 250 staff have such a variety of skills and roles, and match this up to connect information to as many Queenslanders as possible.  They do it in some incredible  ‘on-site, on-line & off-site’ ways.  Such a busy and generous place. One day wasn’t really enough to do the place justice.

State Library Qld

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If You Use the Web, You Are a ‘Curator’

See on Scoop.itTeaching through Libraries

A curator ingests, analyzes and contextualizes web content. Whether you like it or not, you’ve curated and will continue to do so as long as you’re online.

Carey Leahy‘s insight:

I hold to Stephanie’s views – well said!

See on mashable.com

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Choose to connect . . .

The presentation isn’t just for ‘Grads’ – remember that saying – ‘Today is the first day of the rest of your life’ – so it’ll work for everyone at any time.

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Learning changes . . .

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An Infographic Guide to Social Media | EdTech Magazine

Having thrown myself head-long into ‘Social Media’ about 18 months ago – I am continually reaping the benefits and expanding my horizons – particularly through Twitter.

‘Horizons’ – is significant today because I’ve just begun to ‘follow’ via Twitter the National Media Consortium (#NMChz) site that produces the Horizons Report each year in June/July.  I have read and considered each of the reports for the last two years while building my capacity in information access.

A Printable Guide to Social Media [#Infographic] | EdTech Magazine.

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