Library Staff Professional Development Needs A Makeover #nicat13

Yesterday I presented at the 2013 North Island Children’s and Teens’ Librarians’ Conference: Manaakitanga: Empowering Our Youth in Rotorua, New Zealand, 1-2 August 2013. You can read my presentation below or download it. Summary This presentation explores the role of Twitter as a professional development tool in overcoming the challenges presented by the traditional model of library staff professional…

50 Shades Of Blue

The School Library Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (SLANZA) has recently published the latest issue (pdf) of Collected magazine. This issue is devoted to Blue Sky Thinking: If the sky was the limit, what would you hope for? so “prepare to be challenged, have your paradigm shifted or even have your current thinking validated as you read the stellar…

Live-Tweets Of The LIANZA Waikato/BOP Weekend School 25-27 May 2012

The LIANZA Waikato/BOP Weekend School celebrated it’s 10th anniversary this year in Whakatane. Below is a brief summary of selected presentations and how they were represented on Twitter at the time (live-tweets). LIANZA update Jane Hill, LIANZA President Jane outlined where LIANZA is going in 2012 and beyond; and asked the audience to discuss future…

At Tweet Level: How To Instantly Engage Your Market

“It’s a real-time world now, and if you’re not engaged, then  you’re on your way to marketplace irrelevance.” Real-Time Marketing & PR. The above quote may sound a bit extreme, especially for libraries, but being first in the conversation (offline or online) is very important. Witness this article about librarians being silenced at the CLA…