Category Archive: lifelong learning

Mar 22

Renew, rethink, revitalize – a mini conference at the State Library of Victoria

I was one of the 270 public library staff who attended this great event, created and hosted by the State Library of Victoria.  Besides the three keynotes, the rest of the presentations were by library staff doing interesting things in their libraries.  They were all awesome. Here are my notes: Renew, rethink and revitalise mini …

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Jun 26

Blog June 2013 – Day 26 – Lifelong Learning with each other

Tonight I gave a one hour seminar at one of our libraries – an introduction to an online service, which I have been using for years. The aim of the seminar was to give people some tips and tricks to help them to get the best use of the service. I have run other seminars …

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Jun 16

Blog June 2013 – Day 16 – Lifelong Learning

Today I spent a half-day completing my Level 2 First Aid Course – an update from having learned it a couple of years ago, after a very long separation in time before that. Wow, how things have changed, both since I first completed the course in the 90’s and even to two years ago.  Not …

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Jan 16

3D Printers – technolust, lifelong learning, community?

I normally don’t weigh in with a blog post when there is a heavy topic in library blogging, but am going to on this one because of my own particular interest and experience of late. If you haven’t already caught the discussion on libraries, their mission and 3D printers, I recommend you do so first. …

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Jan 04

What’s the point of learning……

I love learning new things.  These are just some of the reasons: I’m curious I like knowing things I like knowing answers to questions people ask I like knowing something about things people are talking about I’m a sticky beak (some people might say a know-it-all) I’m a librarian – that’s what I do! I …

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Jun 26

A bit of introspection is a positive thing

I like being made to think. I like having to answer questions and reconsider how things are happening or how they could be done. Or who I am and what I do. But I also like routine. I like going about my usual tasks and doing things and knowing what I am doing. And being …

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Jun 14

What are your regular go-to information websites?

Just getting a few things done before heading off to do a late shift and visiting a few of my regular websites that I go to for information on a regular basis.  Yes, amazingly I still use the Internet for more than social networking, banking, photos, communication, game playing and fan fic reading, etc etc. …

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Feb 09

eCapabilities – Concurrent Session 13 – VALA 2012

Online learning: eMpowering eFutures through developing staff capability at Monash University Libraries – Lisa Smith and Steven Yates Monash University Libraries has 6 libraries in Australia and 2 overseas, with 260+ FTE staff, including casuals. They work in partnerships with faculties and other areas of the university. They offer increasingly interactive and engaging resources, services, …

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Jun 21

Lifelong learning

I’m well and truly in middle age now, so am watching the older generation to see how to age gracefully. Unfortunately, all too often I see older people for whom everything is too much to learn. They can’t learn how to use things because they are ‘too complicated’ and sometimes that is the case, but …

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