Posts Tagged ‘libraries’

Deep breath, deep breath. I was very excited to be starting this MOOC (only my second as such after completing the Google Power Search MOOC last year. I also started a Social Psychology MOOC but abandoned quickly, 10000 participants, I lacked connection with anything, anybody, although the subject matter was very interesting)…and then other things […]


Once upon a (long time ago) time there was a year 12 girl who wasn’t sure what she wanted to do when she left school. Careers advice was either – become a nurse or a teacher? She loved English, did heaps of English at college (and reading was a *snack* – as people used to […]


– this is the title of an ‘Innovate’ workshop that I am running for our uni’s Learning and Teaching Centre conference on 16 July (one hour session). I’ve asked my colleagues for suggestions – and now I’m asking you…. This is in the *total-brainstorm-anything-goes-stage* at the moment ūüôā


I saw the latest Harry Potter movie on the weekend. I really enjoyed it, although I think I liked it so much just watching Isabel’s face throughout it all. She was soooooo engaged. There are a few films that I am looking forward to, and the strange thing is they are all of a genre […]


Catchy title? – I enjoyed this session. * I’m in a bit of a rush to get some of this down before going camping for a week, but wanted to get down a few of my notes on another keynote from Information Online 2009 – ‘Libraries as happiness engines”. I’ve been thinking a bit about […]


Keynote for Information Online 2009 – Anticipating the future of libraries: understanding trends and staying relevant in the digital age ‚Äď Andy Hines, futurist, adjunct professor of Future Studies at University of Houston. 22 January 2009. Emerging challenges 1.¬†¬† ¬†Values 2.¬†¬† ¬†Demography 3.¬†¬† ¬†Lifestyle 4.¬†¬† ¬†Technology 5.¬†¬† ¬†Work 6.¬†¬† ¬†Education ‚Äėaddicted to growth, debt, consumption‚Äô […]


I’m in Sydney this week to go to Information Online 2009. I though I would have a go at live blogging some of the speakers. I am starting with the first keynote:¬† Sherman Young. The only things worrying me are: keeping up and dealing with my pretty crappy typing skills. Should be fun! Click Here