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Looks at the nature of resilience and its significance in the world of school libraries. Explore strategies to keep ourselves, our services proactive and responsive.

Looks at the nature of resilience and its significance in the world of school libraries. Explore strategies to keep ourselves, our services proactive and responsive.

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  • Resilience is as resilience does Phillippa Ashbey Teacher Librarian Christ’s College Canterbury Christchurch New Zealand Diversity Challenge Resilience: School Libraries in Action - The 12th Biennial School Library Association of Queensland, the 39th International Association of School Librarianship Annual Conference, incorporating the 14th International Forum on Research in School Librarianship, Brisbane, QLD Australia, 27 September – 1 October 2010. Kia Ora
  • Christ’s College Multimedia learning resource centre
  • Resilience A quiz designed by clinical psychologists to test what we know about resilience http://www.webmd.com/balance/stress-management/resilience-quiz R S E I L I E T N
  • What is resilience? A. The ability to block out bad thoughts B. A focus on the bright side of life C. The process of overcoming adversity D. All of the above A Answer: The process of overcoming adversity
  • Who is resilient? A. Everyone B. Only people born with innate resilience C. Trained professionals, such as emergency response personnel or Special Forces soldiers D. Only those who've proven they can deal with disasters A Answer: Everyone
  • Who tends to be more resilient? A. Children B. Adults C. Men D. Women A A Answer: Children
  • Who tends to be least resilient? A. People who are insecure B. People who are happy C. People who are sad D. People who are self-focused A D Answer: People who are self-focused
  • Which of these attributes are associated with resilience? A. Independence and a reliance on relationships B. Morality and a sense of humor C. Recognizing one's inner wounds and taking charge of them D. All of the above A D Answer: All of the above
  • Resilient people A. Don't get stressed when times are bad B. Are trained in stress-management techniques C. Seek help from reliable people in times of stress D. Make concrete plans for handling traumatic events A C Answer:Seek help from reliable people in times of stress
  • Are there some experiences for which resilience is more crucial? A. Events involving physical or emotional abuse B. Extraordinary ordeals, such as internment in a prisoner-of-war camp C. World-shattering traumas, such as the loss of a child D. Any event traumatic to us, no matter how A trivial it may appear to others Answer:Any event traumatic D to us, no matter how trivial it may appear to others
  • We are robbed of our resilience by? Events caused by a natural disaster outside our control Events that are random and meaningless Events that result in physical injury Events connected to an older trauma we were A not able to handle at the time Events connected to Answer: D an older trauma we were not able to handle at the time
  • With painful memories, resilient people: A. Nurse the pain as motivation to keep on going B. Recognize that life is painful, and accept that they must live with their pain C. Shift from seeing themselves as victims to seeing themselves as survivors A D. Think happier thoughts Shift from seeing Answer: C themselves as victims to seeing themselves as survivors
  • America’s Great Loop
  • Naples, Florida, Children’s Library holiday programme The Reptile Man Book talks Displays
  • Elizabeth City, North Carolina Teen Book Club Book discussion goups Film evenings Pizza & Coke
  • Library of Congress Digital delivery Concerts, films, lectures, poetry and more.
  • Library Services
  • Kentucky Halloween
  • Chicago Public Library Mentoring Security Web II Publishing Partnerships
  • Resilience on Lake Michigan Factors one Text two Text Text Text Text Text Text
  • Resilience What initiative are you most proud of this year? Staff Display Comp promoti s etition ons s Library Local Class Websit Liaison Program e mes Research Buildin Budget g plans
  • Earthquake - Sept 2010
  • Resilience is as resilience does Positive thinking vs positive psychology Savouring Gratitiude Strengths Optimism Alison Ogier-Price Hope New Zealand Association Meaning of Positive Psychology
  • Fiction promotion Author visits Elizabeth Knox Bob Docherty Michael Grant Video Conferencing Author - Kate De Goldi, Te Papa Museum of NZ Wide Reading booklets Speed Date an Author Accelerated Reader Bookmarks Staff holiday reading promotions
  • iPods, iPads, Other initiatives New OPAC Careers Kiosk New lending periods, library rules Physical spaces: aquarium, easy chairs, student work displayed, digital signage
  • Other initiatives Committees / Responsibilities Staff sessions on the Intranet, Graphic Organizers Parent News, Community News and College Magazines Parent evenings on student Social Networking
  • Resilience What is the best thing that could happen in your library in the next six months? Staff Environ promot ment ions Publicit y Planning/ New Docume Liaison technolo nation g ies Increase Communi d issues Partn cations er ships
  • We must change because the world is changing
  • Resilience is as resilience does Phillippa Ashbey Teacher Librarian Christ’s College Canterbury Christchurch New Zealand pashbey@christscollege.com