Frustrations of a librarian

And it’s not the usual stuff about being poor misunderstood under-utilized bits of the school / community.  No, the frustration goes much much further.  It’s about how information, knowledge, books, data, well just about anything is NOT being tagged and catalogued and made generally searchable, available. What prompted this?  Well my inbox. I subscribe to a few blog sites that are, well let’s say prolific is … Continue reading Frustrations of a librarian

Until we make our own questions we are NOT embracing digital scholarship

Ok, I’ll admit it right up front. I’m in a bad mood. I’ve had a tough week, with 2 days of staying at school until 8pm (with a 7am start so that I get all my thinking work in before the crush of students and teachers and action). I’ve been waking at 4am with ideas and thoughts swirling around my mind. I’ve done nothing on … Continue reading Until we make our own questions we are NOT embracing digital scholarship

Keeping our struggles silent and our successes public?

I’ve had the good fortune of starting this course during my vacation, which has allowed more reading and contemplation time than I’d usually have at the start of a course. As such, I’ve started reading the case studies of module 3, and would like to dwell a little on Using Blogging in Support of Teacher Professional Identity Development – A Case Study (Luehmann, 2008). Yes, … Continue reading Keeping our struggles silent and our successes public?

Meanwhile back at my other blog…

For my current course ETL401 Introduction to Teacher Librarianship I’m required to keep a blog on WordPress in their “thinkspace”.   After a couple of months of WordPress I must say I’m still not terribly good at it, nor convinced of its superiority (at least not for someone who isn’t doing this professionally) but anyway, if you don’t find anything here, I’ll be there.  They’re … Continue reading Meanwhile back at my other blog…

Social networking – the dark side

I’ve been on the internet a long, long time.  There was some primitive stuff going on when I did my first degree around the mid-80’s (that’s 1980’s) but we only really got it going at home in 1994 – and then we were living in Brazil, where and when at that time, even having a home phone line was a luxury.  I remember hours and … Continue reading Social networking – the dark side