Lest we forget …

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.                            

War … what is it good for?

I tupu ake ahau i ngā kaīnga o Ngāti Tūmatauenga i Aotearoa, i rāwāhi hoki My Dad was a soldier. He fought in Vietnam. He experienced Agent Orange. He slowly, but surely, got sick. He was one of those fighting for an apology. He died before he could hear it. Soldiers were his pallbearers. They…

Whakaaroaro – to ponder

The Māori dictionary defines ‘whakaaroaro’ as: This is something I have done recently after reading a newspaper article that made my heart feel heavy.  The article was about land and sea drilling and two perspectives were given. On one hand: New Zealand had “barely scratched the surface of our potential” with regards to oil and…

PD opps for tertiary librarians #2

Having had a wonderful response of additional items from my Twitter PLN (Thanks Sarah Gallagher and Sally Pewhairangi) here is part 2 of professional development opportunities for tertiary librarians: SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING MODULES: Learning 2.0 Modules – a compendium of learning modules provided by San Jose State University students under the guidance of Dr Michael Stephens. …

PD opps for tertiary librarians

In a project I’m presently working on, one of the tasks allocated to me was to discover what professional development opportunities are available to tertiary librarians located in Aotearoa New Zealand.  Below is a list I’ve compiled for teaching librarians.  Where possible, I have tried to source opportunities that are open access (free).  If you…