#To Be Ready

In a kōrero today, someone spoke about the changes facing libraries and the resulting need for those working in libraries to consider development opportunities outside of the expected norm. The intent or purpose here was ‘to be ready’.  I have had this whakaaro on my mind for some time and, if I speak the truth,…

#Kupu Māori

One of my professional and personal goals for 2014 is to learn te reo Māori. To extend myself past the introductory ‘kia ora’ and ‘mōrena’. Not that there is anything wrong with that. I simply want more. I’ve been told the best way to learn is to teach. As part of Ngā Manu Ka Rere…

When whakaaro gains momentum

When a whakaaro (idea or thought) gains enough momentum, it evolves into kōrero (words/talk) and action. A chance encounter recently had this effect on me.  The seeds were planted. There was a shift in focus and direction. There was energy, vibrancy, excitement. 2014 promises to be a learning adventure. There will be successes. There will…