Archive for February, 2010

Not unlike access to information, information literacy is a bread-and-butter issue for librarians. But how do teachers and other professionals define and engage literacy promotion in their classrooms? Teachers Heidi Clark and Anita Bramhoff begin the conversation in their video in What Does it Mean to be Literate in the 21st Century? (Disclaimer as Heidi […]


I often write about the importance of professional associations and how they can help you with continuing professional development. One of the features of many associations is the journal or magazine they publish, either in electronic or print format. I receive Information Outlook from SLA, and Canadian Law Library Review from CALL. These publications are full of […]


Another confession from me: I love swag. (Stress balls are my weakness.) I’ve made fun of a lot of lame swag, and, to lawyers who coveted items they saw on my desk, I’ve traded cool swag for Starbucks coffee. Embarrassingly, I’ve even blogged about swag. In an industry where it’s ubiquitous, it’s hard not to think […]


A few months ago I mentioned the continuing studies program at University College of the Fraser Valley. The first course, Emergent Library Technologies, has started, and they have added a second – Leadership for Library Technicians. Both courses are available online, so you can’t use the excuse that you don’t live in B.C.! It’s very […]



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