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  1. Cathy Oxley Brisbane Grammar School Image from
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  4.  Blogs – Joyce Valenza, Buffy Hamilton, Judy O’Connell, Anne Weaver, Will Richardson  Twitter  Read professional journals  Attend PD opportunities  Get involved in your School Library Association
  5. Sue Waters
  8. Each year, The Horizon K12 Report seeks to identify and describe six areas of emerging technology likely to have a significant impact on teaching, learning, and creative expression within K-12 education over the next one to five years. The areas of emerging technology cited for 2012 are: Time to adoption: One Year or Less Mobiles and Apps Tablet Computing Time to adoption: Two to Three Years Game-based Learning Personal Learning Environments Time to adoption: Four to Five Years Augmented Reality Natural User Interfaces The full Horizon Report can be downloaded from
  9. • Recommend educational and research apps (425,000 iphone apps so far!) • Recommend ereaders, ebooks and audiobooks • Allow students to search the catalogue • Use QR codes to take users to instructional podcasts and videos • Develop an ‘Ask a Librarian’ service • Promote citation creation • Promote database access • Use Twitter and Facebook for marketing • Use SMS alerts for marketing
  10. “Local classrooms to get dose of augmented reality” Ikea augmented reality app:
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  13. Principals now want a teacher librarian who is a curriculum and technology leader, an innovator and a mentor. Image:
  14. General Capabilities Literacy Numeracy Information and communication technology (ICT) competence Critical and creative thinking Ethical behaviour Personal and social competence Intercultural understanding Cross-Curriculum Priorities Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia Sustainability
  15. Are you actively engaged with your teachers to develop deep, critical thinking in your students? Image from
  17. “If you call yourself an information professional, you have to be a professional in the information landscape of your time.” (Source: Joyce Valenza) Image from sirexkat FlickrCC
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  19. Looking professional makes people treat you professionally. Image from
  20. Thumb - Strength of character Establish pre-eminence (the you who shows up before you show up) Pointer - FOCUS Follow one course until successful: know your outcomes, take action, find what works and what doesn't, re-align until you achieve outcomes Middle - Brand Who are you? What do you stand for? Are you who you say you are? Standards, benchmarks Ring - Relationships 10% interested in working with you, 30% might, the rest probably won't ever Little - Little things that count (what you do that others don’t) It's all about them. What is your core story? '90 sec elevator pitch' Who is your audience? What is your focus? What is the core thing you want to get across? Re-align and re-focus to achieve your outcomes. Trump & Kiyosaki 2011, “Guide to developing your Midas touch” in The Midas Touch, Plata Publishing, Scottsdale, AZ (Quoted by Karen Bonano)
  21. Inhibitors: Time, knowledge, workload, teachers, staff skills, Principal, IT dept … OR IS IT YOU?
  22.    Research something your teachers might use  Look for something that might be useful to TLs  Showcase something you have done with students and teachers  Run a workshop/segment for your local TL network group  Write an article for your School Library journal
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  25.  Always see the glass half full  Have boundless energy  Develop a capacity for optimism  Love what you do and do what you love  Switch on a smile  Find answers rather than negatives
  26.  Have a mission that matters  Think big but start small  Strive for continual innovation, not instant perfection  Look for ideas everywhere  Share everything  Spark with imagination, fuel with data  Be a platform  Never fail to fail
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  28.  Shelving  Cataloguing  Covering and processing  Overdues  Stocktaking  Quiet libraries  Tidy libraries Don’t do library aide tasks – otherwise you will be replaced with an aide!!
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  31. “Mobilization of information in society is impossible to ignore... As information specialists, libraries cannot afford to be perceived as ‘missing the boat’ in delivery of information, or our clients may decide we are irrelevant to their needs.” (Source: Joanna Witt & Michelle Turner, Charles Darwin University Library) Image from
  32. growth-forecast-by-region/ Moore’s Law – technology is doubling every 24 months
  33. Create recommended book boards • Highlight library staff • Spread the word about author talks • Showcase educational videos and webcasts • Create an ebooks board • Give patrons a library tour • Market upcoming events • Highlight a special occasion or exhibit 5 Ways to use Pinterest in your Library 5 More Ways to use Pinterest in your Library BGS Pinterest (Ellyssa Kroski) What are you pinning?
  34. “Libraries in general can no longer wait for patrons to come to them, but must reach out to their patrons in new and innovative ways.” Mobile = 40% of all tweets (Source: KPCB on 10 Mobile Trends)
  35.  Daily active users are up to 526 million (up from 372 million last year)  Monthly mobile users now total 488 million  3.2 billion Likes and Comments are posted daily  Hosts 125 billion friendships Read more at
  36. • Has 130 friends • Makes 8 friend requests per month • Spends 15 hours/month using Facebook • Visits Facebook 40 times/month, and spends 23 minutes/visit • Is connected to 80 organizational Facebook Pages, Groups, and Events (Source: David Lee King, TSC Public Library Manager) Image from andresrphotos, PhotoDune
  37. Trinity Grammar Mt Alvernia College The Illawarra Grammar School
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  40. Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant (Mitchell Kapor, 2007) Image from
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  45. “Connecting with what other people are reading” Image from
  47. “Connecting with what other people are writing”
  50. • Put in intense effort for a few years in an area where you will make a difference. • New game plan – 'Your rhetoric must resonate with your audience' - find your pathway of connection from what you do to who you are working with. • Begin with the end in mind. (Source: Karen Bonano)
  51. 1 minute / day / week = 167% improvement / year 5 minutes / day / week = 3778% improvement / year (Source: Dr Marc Dussault)
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