Little Green Librarian

Blogging my way through a Masters in Teacher Librarianship at CSU!

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Portfolio: Final thoughts on the impact of my studies

October17
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As I reflect on my studies at Charles Sturt University (CSU) and their subsequent impact on my practice as a teacher librarian, three themes emerge: the role of a teacher librarian, resourcing the curriculum and digital citizenship. In this blog post, my final portfolio, I will explore these three themes, explaining how the things I […]

No man is an island: A critical reflection

May30
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“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.” John Donne So often when we think about digital citizenship, the focus is on online safety. The ‘a-ha’ moment for me during this subject, however, has been the discovery that digital citizenship is actually […]

Resource description: A reflection

October11

Throughout this course, I have established a personal philosophy of resource description that will serve me throughout my career. It centres around three key points: users first, consistency and future thinking. Users first The introduction of the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) framework is an important development in the development of user-friendly systems, as […]

Feeling it: Leadership from the library

October6

One of the big ideas I have been grappling with this semester is what it looks and feels like to fulfil the leadership role of the teacher librarian. At the beginning of this year, I didn’t really have any concept of what it meant to be a leader in the library, which you can see […]

Leading from the school library

August24

In much of the current professional dialogue about teacher librarianship, leadership is identified as one of the key roles a teacher librarian (TL) must play within the leadership structure of the school (Purcell, 2010, pp.31-32). In practice, however, the TL can be seen as an “add-on” to the school, making it difficult for him or […]

Following the leader?

July14

When it comes to leadership, I have a lot to learn. It isn’t that I’ve never been a leader – I definitely have, on many an occasion – it is more that I have never engaged with any of the literature on what makes an effective leader that people want to follow! One commonality between […]

Through a glass, darkly: A critical reflection on my changing understanding of the role of a teacher librarian

May24

“For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.” 1 Corinthians 13:12 (Bible Hub, 2012) I have a confession to make. Before undertaking Introduction to Teacher Librarianship, I held a somewhat romantic view of the […]

Implementing a Guided Inquiry Approach

May12

Throughout my life, I have had a number of moments of clarity in which I have heard or read something that has helped me understand myself better. The most recent moment of clarity came a few weeks ago when I began reading and learning about Carol Kuhlthau’s body of work on Information Search Process (ISP) […]

Embrace the question mark!

April30

One of the YouTube videos I watched as part of my studies was a snippet of an interview with Michael Wesch, an American cultural anthropologist. In the video, he calls on teachers to encourage their students to “embrace the question mark,” a sentiment that struck me as being a most excellent phrase to use in […]

Selection Criteria

April30

As teacher librarians, one of our roles is to select resources for our libraries in general, as well as for specific curriculum situations. The criteria we use to select these resources will vary from context to context, but here is my take on selection at this moment in time. I’m sure my criteria will continue […]

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