Librarians as Creative Inspiration

The Librarians trailer that starts in December 2014: “I love this job!”

International Librarians Network

Just for just a bit of fun, here is a trailer to The Librarians TV show coming in December (US). And this trailer makes shelving look almost fun.

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First ILN welcome webinar

ILN webinar1I attended the International Librarians Network first webinar on Saturday morning at 12am South African time. Although I have been through 3 ILN peer mentoring programmes already, it was the first time that an introductory webinar was held.

They made use of anymeeting to conduct the webinar. It had to be downloaded to my iPad, but it was extremely easy to use!

I was glad that I stayed awake on Friday night to hear the voices of the ILN programme coordinators.

ILN webinar 2It is an eye opener to see how the programme is expanding: 572 participants from 72 countries is taking part in this most recent programme. It is very inspiring!

I have had peer mentors from Australia, Indonesia, Spain and now from Manchester in the United Kingdom.

It is also exciting to see all the country coordinators from around the world.

ILN webinar 3

The most important message that I am taking with me is that we can take up issues with the programme coordinators, and rather sooner than later. I have been very lucky with regards my own peer partnering, and have learnt much from my international peers.

Thank you very much, International Librarians Network! I appreciate all your efforts, which is voluntary and must take up a lot of your time!

New Librarianship Master Class open online course – 1st MOOC

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Screen capture of The Atlas of New Librarianship

I had signed up to the Hyperlinked Libraries MOOC a while back. I was only notified yesterday that there were over 1100 participants, and they have only space for 400. So I did not make it onto the course this time.

I think there should have been a cut-off as soon as their limits were reached?

I also saw this MOOC being advocated through the International Librarians Network, and have signed up to David R Lankes New Librarianship Master Class through the iSchool at Syracuse University. Apparently there is still time to sign up.

I struggled today to download my ebook version of The Atlas of New Librarianship, but finally managed to get it on my iPad!

This is the email that I sent to the iMOOC facilitators today, just to give them a shout-out about some of the issues we are struggling with:

Dear iMOOC facilitators,

Just a quick note that I struggled a great deal today to purchase The Atlas of New Librarianship from MIT Press. I tried to make use of the discount code that you have supplied, but only after countless attempts and contacting Tech Support did they tell me it was only for the print version.

That should have been stated from the start!

Luckily the Tech Support gave me a 20% discount on the ebook as well.
I nearly gave up out of shear frustration.

I am planning to do this course on my iPad, because I still don’t have a computer at home!

 

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