Posts Tagged Judy O’Connell
It is great when you read something early in the year which you can carry with you in your toolbox of ‘useful stuff’ as you begin the year. As you begin the process of indoctrinating your new students to the ways of a new library, helping them to see the value of the library, the services you offer to the school and the students, and getting new staff up to speed with what you do. Judy O’Connell has posted on Hey Jude a wise and thoughtful writing which made me feel inspired and enthusiastic for the coming year. I heartily recommend to all school library staff that you head over and have a read. It is called The Time For Libraries Is Now. The slideshare is fantastic!
There is a video embedded in the post, which I can’t get to embed here which is a Core Video in which Lisa Oldham from the National Library Services To Schools, whom many of us have met and it is a great promotional video of the sorts of things that many school libraries in New Zealand are offering, could be offering, best get on and offer!
A who’s who in the Australian field of school librarianship has been posted on the Library Currants blog, and yes, they do have teacher librarians in Australia.
We are now well aware of Judy O’Connell – one of the stars of the SLANZA Conference this year, and Scoop-it/Facebook/and anything you name spreader of information including her blog Hey Jude – the woman never sleeps! But there are lots of others who have wonderful blogs and ways of sharing information whether via Scoop-it or on their blogs.
If you are interested in learning more about Australian luminaries and what they do and where they do it head over to Library Currants and check some of them out.
Some of the names there may be very familiar to you. Judith Way who used to do Bright Ideas but who is now doing all manner of other cool stuff including the blog The Way Forward, I’m sure other names on the post will be familiar if you are a Twitterer or follower of the blogisphere.