Quiet+Coffee House+Steampunk=School Library?

My reading and connectedness comes in waves.  There are times when books are influencing my thinking and other times when conversations have a bigger impact.  This week, it was a combination of podc...

The Week’s Reflections

As I sit with my big cup of joe (Bugaboo from Kicking Horse Coffee Co. –  if you care), I’m thinking back on my week.  There were certainly times in the week where I was wondering what I...

A new year, a new project

Happy New Year to anyone who stumbles upon my blog.  It was a very relaxed holiday after an intense end of semester finishing up an online search course and a course on the learning commons.  Many o...

Learning Commons as Athletic Space

One of the advantages of a long commute is that you do have plenty of time to think.  It struck me on the drive in this morning that the model of the Learning Commons proposed by David Loertscher, et...

Book Review – Building a Learning Commons

Koechlin, C., Rosenfeld, E., & Loertscher, D. V. (2010). Building the learning commons: A guide for school administrators and learning leadership teams. Salt Lake City, UT: Hi Willow Research &...

Library as Platform

One of my current favourite thinkers is David Weinberg.  He is the author of Everything is Miscellaneous and Too Big to Know.  He thinks a lot about how information is organized, searched and used, ...