Minneapolis Wrap-Up

It’s Saturday in Minneapolis and you last heard from me after the first day of the Treasure Mountain retreat.  That was Wednesday.   It hasn’t calmed down much since then! Thursday morn...

Treasure Mountain

I’m here in Minneapolis attending my first Treasure Mountain Retreat.  I have to say, I really didn’t know what to expect from this.  I first agreed to attend when I contact David Loerts...

Reflection

Library 204, Library Management, has us looking at an article entitled “The Five Minds of a Manager” (Gosling, J. & Mintzberg, H, 2003) and writing journal entries focusing on each of ...

Design

OK, This is another assignment.  Or at least an adjunct to an assignment.  Library 204 is Library Management.  One of the reasons that I picked the section that I have is that two of the required t...

The Water is Warming

OK, The last post was a wee bit panicky. I get it. I’ve been on the giving end of education for far too long. I’m used to being in a position of “Do this kid – yes, it’s ...

Back to school

OK, the orientation course wasn’t bad, but today seems like I haven’t been to school in years! OK, so maybe I haven’t. But you’d think that teaching for the last couple of deca...

Review: The Portable MLIS

I’m not the only one in my family with this trait. If you tell me I have to do something, I will generally hate it. So it was with some hesitation and mostly a sense of preemptive duty that I la...

Library/Research Skills

I’m about to start teaching a course in Library Skills to our Grade 8s.  The course is very short lasting only half a term and is intended to give every student coming into our Senior School th...

eBooks in the Library – one perspective

As there continues to be a lot of movement in the world of eBooks in general, the application to the library settings is equally mercurial in philosophy and implementation.  In recent weeks we’...

Teamwork

Some rights reserved by Bartek Kuzia I have to admit that it was with mixed feelings that I entered into the course material on “Teamwork” for LIBR 203.  Part of me was excited about the ...