Key learning points of the IB librarians workshop held Aug15

I had the opportunity to participate in the IB Category 1 Diploma Programme (Librarians) workshop that was held in UWCSEA East in Singapore from 21 to 23 August 2015. The facilitator was Dianne McKenzie, who is a library consultant and teacher trainer based in Hong Kong. 15 participants (from Singapore, Japan, China, Vietnam, Canada, UK,…

Post-PD Summary: Librarians’ Lunch & TeachUp 2015 @ UWC East

Last Saturday, March 14, there was a morning and an afternoon opportunity for professional development. The inaugural TeachUp event, held at UWCSEA East, included two sessions by librarians. TeachUp 2015 – link to shared folder of resources— Kim Beeman (Shrewsbury Int’l School, Bangkok) & Karen Blumberg – DIY PD— Katie Day & Barb Reid –…

Report back: Information Literacy Seminar 2015 at SMU, Jan. 29

Thursday, Jan 29 — from 2:00 to 5:30pm — Singapore Management University (SMU) hosted a seminar on information literacy entitled, We are teaching but are they learning? ISLN was well represented, with Foo Soo Chin from the Singapore School of the Arts discussing “The art of thinking – in the brave new world of information…

Report back: the iCreate Conference 2015 at SAS Fri Jan 23 – Sat Jan 24

The Singapore American School librarians hosted a next-generation version of their annual children’s literature conference — now called iCreate (#iCreate2015).  In addition to bringing in four award-winning authors/illustrators from the US, who each did keynotes and break-out sessions, they added extra speakers on the Friday evening and workshops on the Saturday afternoon, focusing on the…

New Year update – looking back and forward

If you missed the Dec 10th talk at AISS by Prof. Scott Nicholson on gamification in libraries (see announcement here), then you can get a very good idea of what was covered, with links to all the resources Scott mentioned, on Nadine Bailey’s blog — read her summary here.  Many thanks, Nadine! There are several…