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
Overheard in the Arthur Holt Library Staff Area: "I need to learn your sauce preferences" Spoken by one Ms Herlinger to Mr Esterman upon handing him a sausage roll.
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!
NEWSFLASH: The Arthur Holt Library recently acquired a first-of-its kind HTC Vive Virtual Reality (VR) headset. This technology is a fully immersive first-person experience that may hold the potential to change the future of education. Can you imagine teleporting through boundless virtual worlds, or traveling back in time and physically walking around a virtual … Continue reading VIRTUALLY TRAVELLING LIBRARIAN
A culinary tragedy that should never have been published! It’s hard to believe, but even the librarycook doesn’t have a 100% success rate choosing the right recipe. Such was the case with the December/January edition of Delicious, which included an abomination of a recipe called Sesame Butter Radishes with Lemon. Touted as a way to … Continue reading LIBRARYCOOK – the sour note edition
Move over Saint Valentine because 14 February is also Library Lovers’ Day and the Arthur Holt Library will again be celebrating. Library Lovers’ Day is a chance for everyone to reconnect with the library and share the library love. The initiative, coordinated by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), aims to raise the profile … Continue reading LIBRARY LOVERS’ DAY
Step right up ladies and gentlemen! Behold a sight never before seen, a spectacle so great, so astonishing, so magnificent, my! It is a librarian NOT reading a book!!! It might come as a surprise to many of our readers that librarians do more than just read books. I myself am tired of being … Continue reading Holiday Shenanigans
Earlier this month I was invited to participate as a speaker in EduTech Asia 2018. This event is Asia’s largest education conference bringing together over 3000 attendees from across the globe to learn, be inspired and exchange ideas. Learn My speaker role involved moderating two roundtable discussion on the topic Disruption is the New Black: … Continue reading The Traveling Librarian visits Singapore
Proooof Reading A couple of terms ago, no longer able to bear the constant deluge of misspellings, mutilated grammar and general crimes against the English language that we saw daily, streaming off the printer, the library started offering a proof-reading service to the boys. The idea was that we would proof-read, mark up, and then … Continue reading Reflections on Proofreading with Ms Herlinger
Throughout Term 4 we will feature some of Trinity's most fascinating staff members as they describe their cultural tastes and library memories: My favourite author is …. Actually I don’t have just one, I like works by Isabelle Allende such as Paula and Eva Luna, because she uses magic realism in a sophisticated way. … Continue reading FACULTY IN FOCUS – WITH MS SMITH SERGY