Tag Archives: school libraries

Heading North…Again!

So, it turns out my moniker is still appropriate after all. Barring any unforeseen complications with my work permit application, I will be moving back up north within the next few weeks. As it has been about six months since … Continue reading

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Truth, Lies, and the Internet: Where are the Librarians?

Once again, Joyce Valenza has beaten me to the punch (damn, she’s good), but I want to address the recent report by Demos outlining UK students’ online information-seeking behaviour and abilities. School librarians may not be too shocked by the … Continue reading

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School Librarians as Support Staff?

As you may know, I have recently returned to Scotland to study for the LLM in International Law and Sustainable Development, but I am  not planning to turn my back on the library and information profession (not just yet anyway … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Research

I’m so pleased that Joyce Valenza has just posted this piece, which outlines the adaptation of the See Sally Research essay she co-authored with Doug Johnson into a TED talk. Both are long blog posts, but they perfectly capture the evolution … Continue reading

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Glass Half Full Librarianship

I am currently working on an entry for the School Libraries E-book Project, which is something I am looking forward to reading. I’m eager to hear from librarians and educators whose voices aren’t always represented in traditionally published materials, and … Continue reading

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Not Getting It

Okay, I admit it. I myself have uttered the defeatist phrase, “They just don’t get it!” They, in this case, usually refers to senior management (SMT). I am aware that it is entirely unhelpful and reflects poorly on me, but … Continue reading

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Public Libraries: The Envy of the World

When I lived in Syria and told people I was a librarian, some people were confused. Universities in Syria have libraries, of course, and there is a large national library, but there is no extensive system of public libraries and … Continue reading

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Effective Searching

I spent much of my time in my most recent post as a school librarian trying to explain to pupils the importance of effective searching. Teachers and I observed that many pupils thought online research meant typing their assignment questions … Continue reading

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School librarians and assessment

When I took up my previous post as a school librarian, there was a sign posted on the library door that read something to the effect of “We do not give grades or assessments; we give you the tools to … Continue reading

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The Great Northern Librarian returns to the UK!

It is with great pleasure that I announce that I will be returning to the United Kingdom in August 2011. I am planning to pursue an LLM in International Law and Sustainable Development. Whilst this may seem a bit of … Continue reading

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