The Wrap Up

My Contributions to the Learning Community this Semester   Image from : http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/search.php?search=google In order to reflect on my contribution to the learning community this semester, I’d like to talk about the extent of my presence throughout the community. I’m going to go off on a bit of a tangent here, so I apologise for this, but …

Pop Culture in Libraries: Making libraries relevant to our youth or a transparent gimmick?

Connecting with people is one of the specialties of libraries and I see no better way for libraries to connect with young people than by bringing pop culture, ‘modern popular culture channelled via the mass media that is aimed particularly at young people’, into the library in a variety of forms. When reading through the discussion questions for …

Teens in the Library: Win-Win Strategies

  The first question in the Children and Teens Twitter Chat was about the problems posed by young people unattended in the library and what should be done about it. As @rebeccasrandall rightly pointed out in the chat, there is a big distinction between kids and teens and library policies concerning young people in the …

Week 9: Get out a Jail Free Card!

Hi All, I’m using my ‘Get out of Jail Free’ card this week, Week 9, so there will be no post from me on Maker Spaces. Although I did write a post on my attempts at being a ‘Maker’ last semester, so please feel free to read this if you are so inclined:  http://2016.ifn612.info/lisahetherington/2016/05/19/maker-me-well-still-in-the-making/ Cheers, Lisa …

Service Review: Calling All Seniors! Go to your Local Library and Get Tech Savvy!

  Preamble: One of the questions posed in the IFN614 chat on ‘Information and Digital Literacy’ was about what types of programs, products and services libraries should offer to support information and digital literacy. The answer to this is clearly dependent upon the specific needs of the community they serve, i.e., services that should be …

Program Review- ‘Page Turners’

  ‘Page-Turners’ is a reading program run at Logan Central, Beenleigh and Marsden Libraries, which all fall under the jurisdiction of Logan City Council’s Library and Cultural Services Department.  A synopsis of the program, as outlined on the Logan Libraries webpage, is that it encompasses a one-to-one personalized service where library staff and volunteers listen …

Designing Through ‘Design Thinking’

During’s Monday night’s IFN614 lecture/workshop we were required to design a product, program or service for a library user utilising (sorry Kate Davis; I remember you said you hate the word ‘utilise‘, but I didn’t like the sound of ‘for a library user using’) the Design Thinking approach discussed in a few of this week’s readings, including an  article co-written …

What’s Up With Reference?

  This week’s readings and twitter chat focused on the past, present and future of ‘referencing’ in the library world. In my reflection I will be focusing mainly on the ‘Reference Transactions’ dimension of reference work which the Reference and User Services Association  see as information consultations with library staff where they recommend, interpret, assess and/or utilise …

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