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…

Library day in the life #5

I’ve only just caught up with this project… slow but accurate.  Remembering that MPOW is a very small private higher education college where I do lots of things seemingly unrelated to librarianship (and I’m the Records Manager as well), here is a snapshot of yesterday: 9am: arrive, sort out the papers (put out today’s, put…

Inspired by others

We had another orientation session for new students here at MPOW today.  Today I chose to sit in on the entire 90 minutes, usually I just arrive in time to do my bit and then leave again.  I’m so glad I was there for the whole thing today.  We had a great presentation by the…

15 minutes of fame

MPOW is a small organisation so when a problem calls for a fix-it team it’s not unusual for just about anyone who can contribute to end up on that fix-it team regardless of one’s actual role in the organisation. And so I find myself on a marketing team of all things.  We are commencing a…

I digress… slightly

While this blog is meant to be recording such things as may be suitable to appear on my CV one day, I am taking the opportunity today to write about some of our students.  One of the programs we run here at MPOW is called SMIPA.  It’s a professional year program under the skilled migrant…

Not sure what iThink

News today from the Library Journal’s Digital Libraries blog predicting the ultimate death of Amazon’s Kindle, particularly given the successful introduction of the iPad world wide.  DL’s Roy Tennant argued in 2008 that he knows “plenty of early adopters and none have confessed to having popped for something that simultaneously looks dorky and costs way…

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…

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…