Shutdown

I just read Bookgrrl’s post on the communication shutdown for Autism that’s a worldwide event today, 1st November. I too, have shutdown for the day, but as I didn’t have the foresight to blog about that before the event, my twitter mates will  just have to read about it afterwards (because I think publicising this…

October Show n Tell

I’m involved in another active learning activity through my Personal Learning Network – this time we are creating stories using Web 2.0 technologies and sharing them with each other via the interwebs. If you’d like to know more, head over to my professional blog and see what I’ve come up with for the first week…

Death by training course

OK, so today wasn’t a highlight in my new career.  Training course in how to use the Libraries Australia database search functions, in a stuffy computer classroom – without access to Twitter!  I probably could have learned as much with a few hours, the database to myself to play around with and the work-it-out-as-I-go strategy, but…

K.I.S.S.

Reading a post from  World’s Strongest Librarian this morning, I was struck by the issue of communication in all its forms.  Essentially, Josh (WSL) is cautioning us to listen to the question before we leap in to answer it, thinking that we know what they are asking.  Often our own prejudices, judgements and experiences combine…

Rock my world

OK, so it’s common sense that a family that plays together somehow ends up staying together.  I’m talking about bonding with teenagers here though, so that’s a dodgy assumption from the very beginning. I’ve always been lucky that apart from the occasional yelling match over life-changing matters such as emptying the dishwasher, texting your friends…