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?
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?
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
“ 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?
'Read more YA fiction' they said.... 'It will be fun', they said. When Miss Mileto challenged the Library Services team to read more Young Adult (YA) fiction during Whitsun term 2018, I was the first to put my hand-up and claim the ‘Other Worlds’ genre. For those of you that are not familiar with the … Continue reading A Reading Challenge: YA + Other Worlds
Sometimes, the librarycook isn’t looking for a challenge. An old book, re-read many times, might be better suited than something new and demanding. And so it is with cooking. Sometimes, all the librarycook wants is something warm and comforting, with no hard-to-source ingredients, difficult techniques, or lengthy preparation that eats into reading time. So the … Continue reading LIBRARYCOOK – APRIL EDITION
An Appethaising Librarycook Session The February issue of Delicious was packed with tempting ideas, but the librarycook was drawn to something enthaicing – Coconut and Chilli Poached Chicken with Mixed Rice. Chicken poached in coconut milk, with ginger, lime, fish sauce, coriander, lemongrass, and that final very Thai touch, maple syrup. Which in the thesaurus … Continue reading LIBRARYCOOK is warming your Autumn with yum!
There is a core set of skills needed to learn and thrive in a 21st Century world (Eisenberg, 2008), regardless of the technology, language or culture you are functioning within. These skills, when combined, can be effectively labelled Information Literacy. The American Library Association (2017) suggests that; “To be information literate, a person must be … Continue reading INFORMATION LITERACY : What does it mean?