20/30 – Decolonising your wardrobe

Tonight I went to the Square Edge Community Arts Centre for the opening exhibition by clothing artist Ron Te Kawa.  The theme for Ron’s exhibition was Matariki and the clothing was amazingly wonderful to see.  The exhibition runs until July 11, then Ron will have a permanent exhibition space within Square Edge (yay!).   Ron…

19/30 – A moment in history …

The content for today’s post continued to elude me until the inevitable happened.  Today marks the moment in history when Facebook broke.   My bet’s on the goodnight kiwi tripping over the (Facebook server) cord 🙂 Here’s a wee selection of #Facebook tweets to mark the occasion:

17/30 – One-shot library instruction

I’ve been reading about different strategies and approaches used by academic teaching librarians to help students maximise the learning they receive in a one-shot library class.  One approach I’ve read about, and also gleaned from a colleague and used within my own classes, is an interactive low-tech approach to explain boolean operators. Getting the class…

12/30 – Copycat big questions

In the interests of a huge day ahead of study, and minimal blogging time allocated, I have gleaned from, and intend to replicate, the big questions posed by librarykris, justgirlwithshoes and geocachinglibrarian:   1. Who are you? I am libr4ry_girl aka Tracy. 2. Where am I? At my dining room table in my whare in…

11/30 – Demystifying library jargon: Call Numbers

One of the tasks I contribute to is the new student library tour at the start of a semester.  This involves travel to all floors within the library and highlighting various ‘Collections’ along the way in addition to relevant student service points (Information Commons, Information Desk, Student Discussion Rooms etc). For some students, it may…