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?
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
A review stuck in reality... In an attempt to get to know the books Arthur Holt Library a little better I challenged myself and the Library Services Team to read and review a book from the collection. The only catch was that the book had to be from a genre that the reader would not … Continue reading Down the rabbit hole (literary)
'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
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