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…

Praise, design, barriers and the glass escalator

Over the summer break I had a fantastic conversation with a stranger on a bus; a Uni student on her way back to Wellington.  We talked about many things: her studies, my work, our friends and family, overseas trips we’d taken etc.  She shared that once her studies were completed, she would need to establish…

Opportunity knocked and the door opened

A week ago I wrote a post about writing opportunities that presented unexpectedly through two of the listservs I’m registered with.  One involved writing for the web, and the other focused on research writing. Today one of those opportunities came into being and in 2014 I will officially begin working on my web writing skills. …

Something New This Way Comes … Again

It’s amazing the things that happen when you least expect it. At various times since I began my post-graduate studies, I registered to receive updates from 5 New Zealand library-related listservs: NZ-Libs, NZ-Libs Jobs, TELSIG, IST-Students and Te Rōpū Whakahau General.  Each has a place within my Personal Learning Environment (PLE), providing me with the…

#Shine Bright Like A Diamond

After 3 years of study I have finally completed the requirements for the Master of Information Studies degree through Victoria University of Wellington. A week or so ago I received notice to apply for graduation in 2014.  You are offered the choice to graduate in person at the Wellington ceremony in May or December, or…