10 Reasons Why Library Intelligence Has Never Looked So Good

Back in 2011 I travelled up and down the country running project management workshops for library staff. In 2012 I did it all again, this time sharing my knowledge of ereaders and ebooks. During this time I received many emails from library staff desperate to learn but unable to attend because they couldn’t afford the time…

Tackling Digital Literacy Head On

Digital literacy is a slippery concept. Mostly I think we subconsciously know what it means but when we try to explain it it sounds kinda big and scary and hard. We know digital literacy is being able to thrive in today’s technology rich, complex and constantly changing world. But what does that mean exactly? Where…

Built With You In Mind

I’m sure all of us at one time or another,  have undertaken a course whether it has been online or face-to-face where we have been overwhelmed by the amount of content presented to us. There has been so much to read, sift through and digest within the course timeframe that it’s a relief when the course is…

There Is Freedom Within

One of the biggest hassles of online learning is technology. Perhaps the video freezes every 3 seconds or content refuses to load because your browser is out of date, or perhaps you need to download a piece of software and you don’t have administration rights. Ugh! Why should it be so difficult? Is any of this functionality…

Happy Hour

In New Zealand, professional development training opportunities suitable for library staff at all levels are few and far between. There are annual sector conferences, weekend schools and the occasional one-off workshop. All are face-to-face. Online training is available through ALA webinars and the like, but they generally don’t require much more than you listening to someone…