The Power of Professional Development

I was privileged to host the SLANZA Term 4 event in our library last weekend and was blown away by the passion, and in depth conversations I witnessed from the 37 participants. Being a new librarian I find it invaluable to attend as much professional development as I can. The potential and mind expanding properties…

The “Ah Ha” moment with technology

I am very privileged to work with a number of excellent educational practitioners and they are particularly excellent in the way they use technology. Before I go further, this excellence does not mean they are whizz banging hot shot ‘digital migrants’, it means they know how to use technology as a tool to enhance and…

Themifying our Collection – why and how?

Libraries have traditionally organised their collection based on the author’s surname and in the case of non-fiction upon the Dewey Decimal system. However, a fictional collection based solely on an author’s surname does not appear to be a responsive or particularly helpful method for students to find books. And here’s why… Jean Piaget was an educational…