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Trends, Achievements, and Perspectives

Transliteracy Update

My interest in transliteracy began at the very outset of my studies at Western University in London Ontario in 2009.  I identified that technology, social-economics, social media, cultural awareness, and … Continue reading

01/12/2019 · Leave a comment

Getting Current!

When working at academic libraries which have membership to professional associations and sites, I find resources and connections at my finger tips. Recently, EDUCAUSE published the 2018 Horizon Report.  The … Continue reading

10/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Empowering Work Groups

I may have leadership skills and be in leadership roles; however, I do not perceive myself as a leader. Not entirely. I believe I position myself so that others are … Continue reading

07/16/2018 · Leave a comment

Difficult Conversations

I suspect everyone experiences awkwardness or discomfort or even fear during some conversations whether with a spouse, child, parent, colleague, employer, or neighbour. I recall decades of my life avoiding … Continue reading

11/14/2017 · Leave a comment

Active Listening

We read and learn about various leadership and communication skills.  Active listening is referred to frequently; however, actual strategies to build a sustainable practice seem to elude most people. In … Continue reading

07/14/2017 · Leave a comment

Marketing & Promoting & Outreach

Robust, relevant, and responsive outreach programs developed and delivered within academic libraries aim to engage and support learners, non-users, the under-served, persons with special needs, and targeted groups. The library community … Continue reading

03/18/2017 · Leave a comment

Competencies for Outreach Librarians

Robust, relevant, and responsive outreach programs developed and delivered within academic libraries aim to engage and support learners, non-users, the under-served, persons with special needs, and targeted groups. The library community … Continue reading

02/13/2017 · Leave a comment

Course Managment Systems & Librarians

More than two decades ago articles reviewing, posturing, and exploring the potential when course or learning management systems (CMS or LMS) intersect with library work began appearing in library literature and … Continue reading

12/30/2016 · Leave a comment

E-Learning, Blended Instruction, & Academic Librarians

Integrating library services and instruction across curriculums provides opportunities for building strong, respectful, creative, and innovative relationships between librarians, staff, faculty, and students. Strategies for connecting with colleagues and faculty … Continue reading

10/18/2016 · Leave a comment

Getting Summer Reading Right

Summer beckons with possibilities for reading on the front porch with cups of tea at the ready and stacks of books from which to choose for the afternoon’s delight. How … Continue reading

06/29/2016 · Leave a comment