Mapping my PLN

Alisa Howlett, blogging at Flight Path recently wrote a post based on Jeff Utecht’s 5 stages of PLN adoption.  I would echo much of what Alisa has written, so pop over and read it rather than have me repeat it all here. Essentially, the 5 stages are identified as immersion, evaluation, know it all, perspective…

Updating my CV

I was doing some updating of my ALIA PD points today and it startled me to see that I have pretty much already accumulated the points I need for the 2011 year (it’s a financial year thing).  I only joined the scheme in April 2010, realising that all the reading and learning I had been…

The family librarian

Today, practising what I preach, I taught Miss 16 to use Google wonder wheel to find keywords and background information for an ancient history assignment. Then, armed with said background information, off we trotted to the local library to find some books. Targetted pre-search a good strategy as she is currently on crutches so too…

Getting paid to have fun

This past couple of weeks has seen me working on a website for the library, within the Google Aps domain that we hold at MPOW.  Google Sites is a wiki based ‘put the modules together’ platform and really easy to use (once you get the basics sorted out in your head!)  While there are all…