A library day in the life – Round 8

So, this week is Round 8 of the Library Day in the Life project and as I’m an occasional contributor to the project – here’s my day! I am an outreach librarian within the Academic Services Unit at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. We ‘outreachers’ are the point of contact for academics and higher degree…

Back to work

This week marks a couple of things. It’s my first week back at work after nearly 4 weeks off following a combination of enforced university shutdown and annual leave. Was great. Not talking about that here. I have come back from leave to a newly renovated workroom, with new furniture, a new spot on the…

5 books meme

With thanks to @flexnib for this one: 1. The book I’m currently reading: Thud by Terry Pratchett. 2. The last book I finished: Jingo, also by Terry Pratchett (I’m going through a phase) 3. The next book I want to read: On my bedside table is The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf. It’s been…

A library meme…

I came across this ‘channel surfing’ on the interwebz tonight, thanks to Nose in a Book for the inspiration. 1. Do you remember learning to read? How old were you? I don’t remember learning to read – I know I was quite young and could possibly read by the time I started school.  Certainly mum…

Telling stories

Yes folks, it’s another creative, collaborative, fun learning challenge from my libraryland PLN.  This time it’s story telling. #Octshowntell is designed to get us thinking about and using Web 2.0 storytelling tools. To be honest, I was at first unsure whether to post this new activity here or on my personal blog but in the…

Zombies here, zombies there…

Over the weekend I listened to the May instalment (ok, so I’m a bit behind) from the crew at Adventures in Library Instruction.  If you haven’t heard this podcast and you are in anyway involved in information literacy training and/or instruction it’s worth at least having a peep (or hearing a peep if you want…

You know you’re information literate when….

Some Friday afternoon fun!  How do you know if you’re information literate? This question was recently posed on the ALA Information Literacy Instruction e-list by Becky Alford, Reference & Instruction Librarian at Clarke College, Iowa. Becky very considerately collated the responses and posted them to the list – it goes something like this: You know…

To meme or not to meme?

When I first started #blogeverydayinjune I had no idea what a meme was.  I ended up ‘doing’ a few, but was curious about the origin of the term, and what it actually meant.  I was startled to find some quite in depth discussion of meme-ing out there in cyber space (even a TED talk on the concept). Now…

Top 100 for 2010 meme

A meme I’ve copied from Justgirlwithshoes, who got it from Rien d’important the Angus & Robertson top 100 books for 2010. * = Books I have read + = Books I have enjoyed reading @ = Books I would like to read 1 The Twilight Saga Stephenie Meyer * 2 Harry Potter 1-7 J.K. Rowling *+ 3…

Music to my ears

I guess I can occasionally allow a personal post to make a fleeting appearance on this blog – there is a precedent and it is always a meme that gets me…. This one via Snail: 1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc) 2. Put it on shuffle 3. Press play 4. For…