ETL512 Professional Reflective Portfolio

Part A – Personal Philosophy What makes an effective Teacher Librarian? An effective Teacher Librarian (TL) is an information specialist, resource curator, and an educational programmer who advocates, develops, and supports lifelong learning of students, colleagues, and wider school communities. As a TL, it is my aim to foster a space that engages, empowers, challenges, […]

ETL512 Professional Placement Report – Section 3

Section 3: Critical Reflection Prior to commencing my placement at the Ipswich Children’s Library, my supervisor, Tonille, devised a program that enabled me to explore the various teams that existed within the Children’s Library and wider Ipswich Central. This program included time with the Collections Management and Logistics team (inter-library loans, home library and LOTE), […]

ETL512 Professional Placement Report – Section 1

Section 1: About Ipswich Children’s Library Picture 1 Nicholas Street Precinct (Harris, 2023 The information agency that I attended for my professional placement was the Ipswich Children’s Library (ICL), located in south-east Queensland just 45-minutes shy of the Brisbane CBD. Opening in mid-2021, the ICL is Queensland’s first standalone library which specifically caters to patrons […]

Study Visit Report and Reflection

Part A: Attendance Virtual Study Visit’s attended: Thursday 27th April 2023, 1-2pm with Daniel Wee; Rare Books Collection, State Library of Victoria. Thursday 27th April 2023, 7-8pm with Lucy Hawthorne; The Mona Library. Monday 1st May 2023, 7-8pm with Lori K and Holly G; Lake Tuggeranong College. Wednesday 3rd May 2023, 10-11am with Janet V […]

Constructing a TL Philosophy

As part of our studies, and more specifically the Professional Reflective Portfolio assessment, we have been instructed to create a personal philosophy which underpins our values, beliefs, ideals, theories and techniques as Teacher Librarians / Information Professionals. Below I have decided to record the process of creatine my personal philosophy. A personal philosophy should be written […]

The Placement Process

Upon commencing my studies for ETL512, we were instructed to start exploring options for our Professional Placements. Originally I’d indented to do my placement at a local library; but alas, after completing the pre-placement modules I came to realise that my intended library fell under the Brisbane City Council Library catchment which was on the […]

Professional Placement Goals

Prior to organising my Professional Placement, I constructed a list of goals that I’d like to meet or explore whilst undergoing my professional learning experience. The goals are as follows: Personal Goals: Developing and customising library information services that broaden children’s vocabulary and language development. The acquisition and cataloguing processes of quality children’s literature and […]

ETL512 – Professional Placement Module 4

What is reflective practice? Moon (1991) defined reflective practice as an active, action-based and ethical set of skills, that enable one to reflect on their actions and practices, and in-turn shape future practice . Timperley, Wiseman and Fung (2003)  identify that reflective practice, for teachers, sees them continually updating and expanding their professional knowledge base […]

ETL512 – Professional Placement Module 3

Supervision during your Placement Activity: Reflections on the article – Khan, A. & Qayyum, A. (2019). Investigating the elements of supervision in library and information science practicums: a systematic literature review, Information Research 24 (3). Notes: Experiential learning – fieldwork, internship, practicum, work-integrated learning. It is the supervisor who makes the practicum experience more productive for their […]