Archive for the ‘Learning’ Category

Raise a Reader

09Mar14

I know two toddlers that could not be more different. Rick’s mom is not a reader and finds “mom and tot” programs boring at the library. When I play with him, he is engaged but he doesn’t verbalize a lot. Things don’t bode well for his language development.  The other baby is Marie, who is […]


Some time ago I read this article, “How Reframing a Problem Unlocks Innovation“, an adapted excerpt written by Tina Seelig from her book, InGenius  (HarperOne). I was struck by how relevant it was to libraries, and well, everything. I’m always looking at ways to “reframe a problem”. I like the way she phrases that Mastering the […]


This month Ted Tjaden is leaving our library team. He is the National Director but he is so much more. He has inspired and mentored many librarians. His door is always open to talk about knowledge management or library trends to others. My first experience with Ted was by reputation, when he was promoting his […]


A significant portion of library work is training: teaching your clients how to use the databases you subscribe to, how to use the catalogue, how to sign out a book. Law libraries also usually teach legal research techniques and methods to articling and summer students. After spending a great deal of time and effort putting […]


Brenda and I recently attended the Canadian Association of Law Libraries 2012 annual conference in Toronto. It was five days of intensive meetings, educational sessions, vendor demonstrations, networking and social events. I came home exhausted! So what did I get out of it? Well, I met face-to-face with people I’ve been working with on various committees. […]


One of the reasons I left my previous firm was to take on new challenges. I wanted to create and deliver workshops, do more in-depth research, and develop a more aggressive current awareness program. I’ve made headway on the latter two, and now I’m working on a legal research refresher. Last fall I took a […]


I often think about my special library experience, which has parallels to school libraries. Recently I discussed the pros and cons of satellite libraries, as I was thinking of rural school libraries without full time staff. Elizabeth Nelson wrote  “Learning from Public and School Librarians” in Information Outlook Vol. 15 No. 3 April/May 2011 issue […]



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