INF506 Assignment 3 – Reflection

Reflection Prior to INF506, I had minimal experience in social networking from an information professional perspective. My social media experience in schools stemmed from a Twitter account used to document my Stage One class. However, after extensive research into the possibilities of social media in libraries, I feel more confident in implementing various social media […]

INF506 Assignment 3 – Evaluation

Evaluation In recent decades, our society has seen a dramatic shift to connecting with people on the Internet, specifically through social networks. Although social networking is vastly popular with individuals for personal means, social networking has also proven to be a useful tool for organisations to connect with their audience. From a library perspective, social […]

ETL504 Assignment 2 – Reflection

When I commenced ETL504, my understanding of how the teacher librarian can be a leader within the school was limited. My learning goal was to understand the various leadership roles of the teacher librarian with a particular focus on curriculum development (Walmsley, 2020a). Throughout ETL504, I have come to understand the various leadership styles that […]

Thoughts on the Future

When working in a primary school library, there are many considerations to including a social media presence. As schools are propelled into 21st Century learning, the school library is becoming more and more recognised as the main inquiry hub of the school. Teacher librarians are then encouraged to find innovative ways to connect with the […]

Managing Your Digital Identity

When librarians have an online identity, especially in primary school setting, it is critical that they are aware of their online identity. Online identity is how you are portrayed on the Internet, the personality, attitudes and beliefs that constitute someone’s character. Of course, not all online identities reflect reality however it is vital that primary […]

Information Trends

As we move further and further into the digital age, society has seen and will continue to see various trends of human behaviours that we may not have seen or experienced before. In the video posted by equalman (2019), there are some examples of trends that have already began to surface in Internet interactions. There […]

Librarian 2.0

Just as physical libraries are shifting to Library 2.0, the librarian at the helm must also shift to a ‘Librarian 2.0’ practice. Cohen (2006) notes how Librarian 2.0 incorporates responding to changes positively, understanding users and integrating users into practice, reflecting upon practice and making honest assessments, becoming an active participant in library services, being […]

Conflict Resolution – Self Assessment

In Module 3 of ETL504, we were invited to assess our ability to resolve conflict in a professional sense using the self-assessment provided by McGraw-Hill The results of the self-assessment are broken up into different overarching concepts relating to conflict handling; yielding, compromising, forcing, problem-solving and avoiding. The results show you in a graph where […]