Category: Libraries & Education

Diversity and inclusion in librarianship

Diversity and inclusion in librarianship

Diversity and inclusion is a huge passion of mine, and I believe it is critical to our work as librarians. We are advocates of social justice. Our work is crucial to democracy and the wellbeing of the communities we serve. The media constantly reminds us we are in political polarisation – racial inequality, gender inequality, … Continue reading Diversity and inclusion in librarianship

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Openness & equity

Openness & equity

Education is often the floorboard in which we build our lives. However, limited job prospects and educational opportunities are a reality for many people, and these realities are often unrelated to the choices a person has made. For example, think of the job market – the crazy, increasingly competitive job market. People with multiple degrees … Continue reading Openness & equity

Meaningful workplace relationships matter

Meaningful workplace relationships matter

Why do we set apart our “professional” lives and our “personal” lives? When a colleague ask “how are you?” do you internally compartmentalise your answer – “Things are great professionally…but personally I’m struggling,” – or vice versa? Why do some people have two social media accounts or blogs – one for their work self and one for … Continue reading Meaningful workplace relationships matter

Professional development: how do we seek, sense & share?

Professional development: how do we seek, sense & share?

I love learning and I love professional development (PD) opportunities. PD is an important part of any career path, but more importantly, it catalyses lifelong learning. Recently, I've been thinking a lot about how I seek, make sense and share my PD. Personal knowledge management (PKM) is a critical part of learning and PD, so … Continue reading Professional development: how do we seek, sense & share?

Tips for studying online

Tips for studying online

You’ve just enrolled in your first online university class. What do you need to know? Do? Understand? What are the best strategies for online learning? In this blog post, I’ll share my top tips for studying online. Make a study plan A study plan is crucial to online learning. Every semester, I make a plan, … Continue reading Tips for studying online

Visually-impaired student experience

Visually-impaired student experience

Recently I delivered a speech titled "Empathy the answer to visually-impaired students' educational experience," (where I talked about the role of the toolbelt theory). You can watch my speech below: I have received a number of questions from the speech and decided I would post them on this blog for people to read (please see below). … Continue reading Visually-impaired student experience

How NGL can inform my role as a teacher

How NGL can inform my role as a teacher

My role as “a teacher,” is a librarian at a higher education institute, where I assist academic staff with copyright, educational design and digital literacy. NGL can inform my role as a teacher by creating an equalised relationship between technology and pedagogy, and by ensuring a student centred learning design through the employment of NGL … Continue reading How NGL can inform my role as a teacher