Wrap up & Reflection upon my learning

Wrap up & Reflection upon my learning

                                “My Social Network” from CLA Tookit; Overview & Closeup.    My contribution to the learning community this semester In Week 2 I was very aspirational about the role I wanted to play; ‘I would like my profile to be professional, respectful, organised, connected and visible. I aim to be an active participant within “reflection and critical discourse that is the core dynamic of a community…

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“Get out of Jail, Free” Card

“Get out of Jail, Free” Card

  Kindness by Barbara Friedman, is licenced under CC by 2.0   The boot found the jail sentence too harsh, and so exerted his influence to have the dog’s sentence reduced. As much as I loved the  readings, Twitterchat and musing about Popular Culture I am using my “Get out of Jail, Free” Card. How wonderfully apt to use a picture from an icon of Popular Culture …

Teens in the Library

Teens in the Library

  Teen Seating at the Library by Texas State Library and Archives Commission is licenced under CC 2.0 The Children and Teens Programs, Products and Services (P, P & S) Twitter Chat prompted a vigorous discussion about unattended minors, privacy and responsibility to kids and parents. I agree with Rebecca that defining the difference between children and teens is important so I want to explore the world of teens in the library. Teens Teens are generally defined as over 13, they are…

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EndNote Program Review at an Academic Library

EndNote Program Review at an Academic Library

                            research lifecycle by David F. Flanders, is licenced under CC by 2.0 Research support by academic libraries involves a wide range of services and programs to support their users through the research lifecycle.  This includes providing information, tools and resources for literature reviews, planning, funding, researching, publishing and increasingly data management and bibliometrics. With big budget cuts to research in Australia in 2014 and Higher Education reforms under the…

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Makerspace Program Review at a Public Library

Makerspace Program Review at a Public Library

                                 Makerspace from Gulf Coast Makers is licensed under                                Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License Makerspaces are spaces where people “gather to create, invent and learn”. These shared physical spaces cover a broad range of activities from tech-focused (3D printers, laser cutters, software etc.)  to more artisan and craft based.  Their…

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Bridging the digital divide in Australia

Bridging the digital divide in Australia

                                                  digital divide by Oliver Lavery, is licenced under CC BY 2.0 As 2016 is the National Year of Digital Inclusion, let us take note of some services and programs in Australia that assist this. Why is digital inclusion so important? Digital access is important for work, the economy, health, education, and Government and inclusion is about “social…

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You’ve found the book you’d love to read, what next? Review of the Holds Service at a Public Library

You’ve found the book you’d love to read, what next? Review of the Holds Service at a Public Library

  Lovely Book, by Tim Greers, is licenced under CC BY 2.0 As a time–poor digitally-savvy user I opt to use the online catalogue to search for the book I’d love to read and then the online Holds Service to reserve it. A Holds Service is essential as local branches do not always have the title you want on the shelf due to a centralised library collection. To reduce waiting time on Holds, libraries employ various strategies such as leasing best…

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Reference Services in 2016

Reference Services in 2016

  Reference Services – an archaic obsolete library skill or at the forefront of savvy usage of digital web-based technology? As I merge reading materials, a Twitter Chat and my experience from pre–digital school, digital undergrad, postgrad Web 1.0  to now working and studying  in a Web 2.0/3.0 environment I realise the role of the librarian has changed from bibliographers/gatekeepers of knowledge to liaison/information literacy experts in this information-rich age. However, the basic premise of providing a service by connecting the user to…

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Community Participation

Community Participation

     How to Build Community by Niall Kennedy, is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Communities can be as varied as their differing connection points however what is common to all communities is the desire to connect for a common purpose. My natural instinct in engaging in any community is to firstly to establish a social association and then work towards defining a common goal.  My behaviour upon introduction to a community is to explore and research the community, connect whilst finding commonalities…

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About me

About me

Hi I am Anitra. I am a Library Student | Information Lover | Geologist. This is my first subject in this course and as I have a passion for data and  categorising and also had a childhood dream of becoming a librarian, I am excited about this study! The advantage of becoming a librarian now is the traditional library of endless books (as shown below) is now augmented by digital information in a “rapidly-changing, technology-driven and information rich world” . Boston…

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