Buzzing #3

By Sean Murgatroyd. The project team asked me if I’d like to do the write-up the weekend before the third Reality Librarianship talk featuring Paul Hayton. I had to laugh as I had every expectation that I’d hear very little of Paul and Megan’s discussion. Above are the information sources I needed to track on…

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…

Buzzing #2

By Megan Ingle. Last Thursday (June 7th), Sally Pewhairangi, Sean Murgatroyd and I held our second Reality Librarianship event. Librarians from all over New Zealand took time out to join us online for half an hour to hear Senga White share her experiences of “embedded literacy” at James Hargest College in Invercargill. Questions came in…

Buzzing

Last Thursday Megan Ingle, Sean Murgatroyd and I held our first Reality Librarianship event. When Megan and I started developing these ideas in the beginning of March 2012 (just three months ago) we wanted: to offer professional development opportunities for library staff based on discussions rather than presentations. learning to occur through participation and conversations;…