Asia’s first short story dispenser arrives at Hong Kong Baptist University Library!

Today’s post comes to us from Maggie Wong and Chris Chan, librarians at the Hong Kong Baptist University Library. It’s an exciting read about an innovative product they have introduced their patrons to and is quite interesting. We hope you enjoy! This past August, Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) Library launched Asia’s first story dispenser. […]

Poetry Month and QR Codes – Do they have anything in common?

Today’s post comes to us from Anita Vandenberghe, Information Specialist at the Goodfellow Centre at Saint Kentigern College, in Auckland, New Zealand. We love her initiative and use of technology to bring poetry to her students for National Poetry month!  Poetry is not something most of our students are passionate about, especially not if they have to read […]

Professional Development in many Ways

Today’s postcard comes to us from Leon Djogbenou, a librarian working for the Library of French Institute in Cotonou, Benin (West Africa). We hope you will enjoy his journey to expand his professional development activities! As librarian from a French speaking country, not having a good command of English language has been for me, for quite a long […]

Postcard: Use Your Wall Space

Today’s postcard comes to us from Leni Matthews, a User Experience Librarian at the University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, Texas, USA, who uses info walls to help visualize projects and expand thinking. We love this idea (and her thoughts of using the ceiling as well). You have probably seen pictures like these thousands of […]

Flybraries

  What is a Flybrary, you ask? EasyJet, a British-based airline, recently introduced the idea of “Flying Libraries” this past summer, as a way to encourage young passengers to read while on-board. The launch followed a survey of 2,000 parents who felt their children read less than they did when they were. It is an […]

Go for Hope International- Volunteering Abroad

Today’s post comes to us from Cate Carlyle, the Curriculum Resource Centre Coordinator, from Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. We applaud her adventures and sharing this wonderful piece with us of her experience volunteering abroad. Go for Hope International is a nonprofit organization supporting the development of children’s libraries in Nicaragua. […]

Libraries as Safe Havens

In the months since the November 2016 elections in the United States, many of us have felt an uneasiness in this country unlike any I can recall. I have witnessed the stress and anxiety the future holds for so many of our students on campus – many of whom come from other countries. This was […]

Words Empower – Libraries as Avenues for Students to Publish

Today’s article comes to us from Rene deBerardinis, Director of Libraries at the Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Thank you Rene, for sharing with us the exciting work your library and students are doing! Words empower. Authentic audiences engage. Publishing student work – to authentic audiences – can be motivational and aspirational for many […]

Postcard from Shanghai

Today’s postcard comes to us from Elenor Chen, Teacher Librarian from the YK Pao Primary Library in Shanghai who shares the amazing work she and the other librarians there are doing for the children of their community. It is very exciting and we hope you enjoy! Greetings from YK Pao Primary Library in Shanghai! We are […]