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Main Take Aways: 21st Century Learning Conference Hong Kong

Main Take Aways: 21st Century Learning Conference Hong Kong

My main take aways from the 21st century learning conference in Hong Kong 2018. Joyce Valenza and many other incredible speakers left me with so many inspiring ideas! Links to resources, lesson ideas, inspiring people to follow and suggested books to read!

Managing Subscriptions/Databases: Starting Out and Maintaining Them

Managing Subscriptions/Databases: Starting Out and Maintaining Them

A helpful guide to managing subscriptions. Templates for emails to send out to vendors, editable checklist that you can use to make sure you've done everything for each subscription, connecting databases to Destiny Follett advice and more. This is helpful for first time subscriptions to maintaining subscriptions year to year. 

Library Orientation for Teachers: Where Do I Begin?

Library Orientation for Teachers: Where Do I Begin?

Here are some ideas that will help you plan your next library orientation presentation for staff at your school. This includes my slides, and information on the activity I used. Hope it gives you ideas for your own.

Language Barriers: Tips and Tricks

Language Barriers: Tips and Tricks

What can you do to help improve communication with Chinese speakers who don't speak English? 

Some tips and tricks that I used while working in a library that did not have one common language amongst the staff. I think this would be helpful for other language barrier situations too. 

Cite This for Me Changed my RefME Blog Post

Cite This for Me Changed my RefME Blog Post

I wrote a blog post for RefME, which was purchased by Cite This For Me. Cite This For Me has edited my post without my knowledge and without my permission. I have written this post to set the record straight. 

LKSW Conference in Singapore Ideas, Free Resources & My Main Take Aways

LKSW Conference in Singapore Ideas, Free Resources & My Main Take Aways

Some resources, food for thought and book reccommendations from my experience at the LKSW conference in Singapore this Feb. 2017. 

Canva: An amazing time saving, free Poster/Infographic creator

Canva: An amazing time saving, free Poster/Infographic creator

This free website lets you create awesome posters, annual library report pages, promotional materials, labels, infographics, etc.! Learn more about how to use this and how I use this in our library.

Digitizing Your Library: Follow Up

Digitizing Your Library: Follow Up

Check out the follow up questions and answers from my presentation at the online free 8th annual conference put on by The Library Journal's The Digital Shift. Links to find the archive of all presentations from this event. Enjoy :) I had a great time presenting and especially getting ideas from others. 

Librarian-A-Like: Suzhou

Librarian-A-Like: Suzhou

I'm excited to be at another Librarian-a-like this year. This year Suzhou Singapore International School hosted us. Their beautiful libraries are an inspiration.I wanted to share some information with everyone from what I thought were the most valuable learning points for me and resources. 

Digitizing Your Library: A Free Online Presentation

Digitizing Your Library: A Free Online Presentation

I'm presenting at a The Digital Shift this October 2016. Sign up for free to learn from amazing professionals with experience from all different areas. 

 

Enhance Your Library: Save Time & Build a Smarter Collection - Join My Webinar

Enhance Your Library: Save Time & Build a Smarter Collection - Join My Webinar

Join my free upcoming webinar, Enhance Your Library: Save Time & Build a Smarter Collection. Learn about:

  • Purposeful discussions with teachers and students

  • Facilitating “subject chats”

  • Engaging DP, MYP, and PYP coordinators

  • Building relationships with new and existing staff

  • Making informed content purchases, especially for Extended Essay (EE), Theory of Knowledge (TOK), and Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS)

 

RefME: Researching is fun!

RefME: Researching is fun!

My second guest blog post for RefME is up :)

Get some ideas about how...

RefME can be used as a handy tool to put together last minute, or well-prepared, lesson plans that educate students in the importance of avoiding plagiarism by referencing correctly.

Watch my Webinar about Technology on July 12th

Watch my Webinar about Technology on July 12th

I'm excited to be doing my first webinar this upcoming Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 1:00pm EST for The Partnership: The Provincial and Territorial Library Associations of Canada. It's free to sign up and it will be recorded so you can watch it any time.

The International Librarian Network

The International Librarian Network

I have recently become the Ambassador of China for the International Librarian Network. 

It's a great opportunity to network with library professionals from around the world, to help new librarians and to seek advice. It's completely free, fun and full of inspiring ideas!

Planning Guest Visitors: Tips & Tricks

Planning Guest Visitors: Tips & Tricks

Looking to plan a guest speaker but not sure how to? 

Or are you just looking for a few ideas to make planning, networking and the whole process smoother?

I recently did a presentation at the School Librarian Connection with Stojana Popovska on this topic, so I'd like to share my experiences with planning Guest Authors as well as share the presentation itself. 

Make Finding Books Easier for Teachers and Students!

Make Finding Books Easier for Teachers and Students!

We created small signs in the Non-Fiction stacks that helped staff and students to find where topics based on our school's curriculum were located. 

Shared Resource - The tables that we created for our stacks available as an editable doc that you can modify for your own library!