When I was assigned this post by Miss Mileto, I had no qualms, read a book from a genre of which i was inexperienced. I read a lot, what would be the problem? I had forgotten how distracting the lure of procrastination can be! In the time I had planned to read Stormbreaker, the first of … Continue reading Alex Rider, dated yet worthy
June's issue of Delicious offered the librarycook an embarrassment of choice. Recipe after recipe was photocopied, drooled over, and then, crucially, assessed for its CRR (Cooking to Reading Ratio). Those apparently time-saving, cook-in-one-pan recipes? Careful scrutiny revealed the librarycook might squeeze in a page. Two at the most. Not them, then. The librarycook's eye fell on recipe … Continue reading A Sticky Problem
Robot-Proof, by Joseph E. Aoun outlines the history of, and the need for, changes in higher education due to ever continuing technological and computing advancements. Many industries today are heavily supplemented by automation, technology and computing. These include, but are not limited to, marketing, journalism, banking, agriculture and logistics. And there is growing concern among … Continue reading Robot-Proof, by Joseph E. Aoun
When I started in the library in Term 4 last year, Ms Gaspari handed me an Avant Guard postcard with the details of a “Changed My Life” campaign, an initiative of the Copyright Agency. Her words were simply “ To get you into ‘Library land’ I would like to extend the challenge to you to … Continue reading Which Book Changed Your Life?
The Arthur Holt Library staff have been instructed to "read outside our habitual boxes" during the Whitsun term and then to share our adventures on this blog. For me this meant picking up a biography. Though biographies and autobiographies are some of the most popular items bought from Australian book retailers and borrowed from … Continue reading Book Review : RECKONING – Magda Szubanski
By Vicki Courtenay, Teaching and Learning Librarian` As educators, we often ask students to undertake a process of reflection following the completion of an assessment / assignment / presentation. Occasionally, students offer up insights about their process and strategies and muse on ways to improve them. More often than not, however, what a teacher reads … Continue reading Why reflect on learning?
May, and the May issue of Delicious, brought the librarycook a dilemma. The weather was still unseasonably warm. Two recipes appealed almost equally. So, would it be the still quite summery Chicken and Lemon Tagine with Pomegranate Couscous, or the more wintery Cauli Cheese Pasta Bake with Crispy Sage? Luckily, May came to the rescue, … Continue reading The librarycook MAY have a problem
This term the Arthur Holt Library will be conducting a small scale demographic study of how staff and students use our services and spaces. We strive to provide the very best services possible and therefore we must also ensure that we regularly check that the reality matches our expectations. The Library is a place where … Continue reading A better Library experience with RateIt
Visiting student from a non-Sydney school “Your library is soooo huge. Your chairs are so comfy too! We only have plastic chairs and our library is like 1/10th the size of this” We are very very lucky. -Mr Esterman
“ The power of Growth Mindset is in believing that an improvement can occur”. Carol Dweck Ph.D. After years of research into a special branch of psychology related to our belief systems, Carol Dweck, PhD, a psychologist at Stanford University, discovered a simple yet groundbreaking principle to achieving success in all aspects of life. … Continue reading Growth Mindset….do you have it?