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;…

Opportunities As Seeds

My name is Tosca Waerea and, currently, I work for Auckland Libraries in their digital services team.  Specifically, I’m involved with our social media streams.  Prior to the 2010 local government amalgamation I worked for Manukau Libraries firstly as a general library assistant, then as a library assistant for Maori services and, lastly, as digital…

Provide And Pray

Earlier this year I listened to a podcast from The Engaging Brand about a new book called “The Social Organisation:  How to Use Social Media to Tap the Collective Genius of Your Customers and Employees“. One memorable aspect of this podcast was the reference to a practice that the authors referred to as “provide and pray”….

Do You Have The Guts To Say ‘Yes’?

The talkfest is over. It’s time for action. The Ideas Factory workshop generated 141 challenges which have been available for discussion and voting for nearly three months. Two areas that generated significant discussion were staff development and relationship building. In particular: Staff development – preparing for the future Staff development – professional recognition in the…