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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!

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. 

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. 

 

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.

A Fun Way to Promote Your Library Locally

A Fun Way to Promote Your Library Locally

Writing for local publications is a fun way to promote your library to the community. 

I wrote a book review about Life on Mars by Jennifer Brown for local magazine, Urban Family and was surprised at how many emails and positive comments I received afterwards. It's something fun, easy and free that anyone can do!

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!

Series Stickering: Find all the Books That You Didn't Know You Were Missing

Series Stickering: Find all the Books That You Didn't Know You Were Missing

Having a hard time finding book 2 of a series when you know you have books 1, 3, 4 & 5? 
Didn't realize that a title was even a part of a series? 

Want an easy way to keep book series in order on the shelves?

Series stickering is the quick and easy solution!

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!

Navigating the New IBO Extended Essay Website

Navigating the New IBO Extended Essay Website

Where should you get started with reading through all the material posted on the brand new IBO Extended Essay website?

I can't tell you where you should start, but I've posted some of what I consider to be the most helpful pages. The PDF Guide, Supervisor resources, printable resources, the new Follett IBO store, where to find updates, etc.