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Julia asked Nicki Sharpe from Nelson Public Libraries about the Sign Language Story Time sessions they run at the library.

Expressions of Interest: Curriculum and Assessment Writers

New Zealand needs a strong core of professionally qualified librarians, archivists and records and information managers with the skills to lead us into a vibrant future.

In July 2014 Lincoln University’s Library, Teaching and Learning (LTL) website launched our online chat service AskLive, allowing online users to enter into a live text chat with a member of LTL staff.

I began the year by making the decision to resign from my role as a lecturer in the information and library studies team at the Open Polytechnic to take up a volunteer role on the other side of the world with the St. Lucia Public Library. This seemed like a crazy decision to a lot of people (my mother in particular), but after a period of existential crisis, a growing disenchantment with academia, and more generalised sense of professional frustration, I thought a change of scenery and role was what I needed to help me rekindle my love for librarianship.

How to Transform a Summer Reading Program into a Summer Learning Program with STEM

An ALA webinar on Thursday 12 February 2015 at 8.30am (NZ Time)

Elizabeth McChesney shares how she and her staff at the Chicago Public Library completely transformed their summer reading program by building a dynamic summer learning program that goes beyond reading and incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and STEAM (STEM plus the Arts).

After participating in this event, you will:

Maker-centered Learning in the Library

An Infopeople online course, beginning  31 March – 27 April 2015

Are you interested in expanding the definition of literacy in your library programs and services to include the multiple literacies embodied by the maker movement? Would you like to learn more about maker-centered learning in libraries? Making doesn't need to happen in a makerspace – all libraries can be makerspaces whether they can provide a dedicated space or not.

This course will arm you with the tools necessary to:

Teen Services Fundamentals

An Infopeople online course, beginning  10 February – 9 March 2015

Does your work in the library include service to teens? Do you want to increase your confidence and competence in providing fundamental teen services?

Librarian and author Sarah Flowers will share resources, experiences, and ideas for working with this energetic and enthusiastic age group (commonly defined as ages 12 to 18). As a result of the course, you'll be able to:

5 Minutes On personal resilience through the change process

Change is now ubiquitous in the library sector – technology, legislation, society structure, customer demographics, company demands are all changing at a pace that mean change has become a constant. 

However, that doesn’t make it any easier to manage or navigate. 

So how do you manage change well?

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