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…

An Exciting Opportunity!

Ten months ago, I pitched an idea to develop a series of self-paced online courses for New Zealand library staff. The idea was based on the results of the 2012 LIANZA Career Survey that indicated: There were not enough continuing education opportunities available. There was a strong preference (64.02%) for continuing professional development to be undertaken during work time rather than…