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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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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

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A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens

Carey Leahy‘s insight:

Lucid explaination for the need for well stocked libraries!

See on www.theguardian.com

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Langwitches Blog | The Magic of Learning

Langwitches Blog | The Magic of Learning.  Silvia has a great ‘turn of phrase’ – and this is one of them.

Shown in images and words she is getting across a message about how we can work and learn to make it all a little more seamless.

Workflow and Learnflow

Join the flow of fluency!

Join the flow of fluency!

Image: Personal collection.

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Top Five Skills Required for Librarians Today & Tomorrow I LAC Group

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Because today’s librarians must be experts in dealing with both physical and digital information, we have identified the Top 5 skills every librarian must have, or develop, in order to succeed now and into the future.

Carey Leahy‘s insight:

Well said in conclusion: "Librarians who adopt these (listed) skills will revitalize their careers, increase the visibility and viability of their profession, and become valued as the important information management professionals they are."  That’s certainly what we all need to do!


See on www.lac-group.com

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7 tips for making your principal your ally – Home – Doug Johnson’s Blue Skunk Blog

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Librarians, you cannot afford to have an adversarial relationship with their principals. You cannot even afford principals who are “agents of benevolent neglect.” You need an administrator who actively supports you and your program.

Carey Leahy‘s insight:

It’s about being proactive and out there!

See on doug-johnson.squarespace.com

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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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An Action Plan for All Seasons | Project Advocacy | School Library …

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The importance of advocacy is evident to us during a crisis. When our libraries are threatened or our staff faces cuts, then we leap into motion. But we should be mindful of advocacy every day. With social media tools, we can …

Carey Leahy‘s insight:

It’s all about building your own skills and capacity to support your particular clients and the curriculum you work within.

See on www.slj.com

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