Category Archives: Change

Three Things to be Grateful for

Life rushes me by, and I look up and realise that January has sped by and now February is to. So I wanted to halt and just reflect on 3 things I am truly grateful for:

  1. Running Water. You see we’ve been renovating the bathroom – our previous shower over the bath was always a dicey adventure as we had two huge cracks near the drain hole. So we saved up and had a walk in shower installed, however three weeks later, one massive hot water leak, and several retiling of the floor later, we’re still waiting to be able to use it. So I’m just grateful we had a hose I could shower under….it’s not fun, but I’m thankful for it. Plus I’m grateful we had one outside dunny…..
  2. My family. I have a small family, and a larger friend family. They are truly wonderful, and supportive. I’m not sure where I would be without them.
  3. Books – they truly are my form of meditation. To get lost amongst the pages for hours is for me to wander in the Elysian Fields.

What are you grateful for?


The Economics of Libraries

“Libraries build literate, productive and engaged communities and generate $4.30 in benefit for every dollar invested. ” Libraries Change Lives

So from my perspective Libraries are generating a high return on investment.

For more information and to get involved in the Libraries Change Lives campaign visit here.

Useful Resources from Mr M the Librarian

if you’re new to working in School Libraries, or just want to find out if you’re using all the resources you can Mr M the Librarian has pulled together this great list of truly Useful Resources.


The Little Free Library Movement, and a farewell to Todd Bol — BoomingOn

This is a great post, celebrating the act of democracy that is a small free library. I love it, and hope that you’ll be able to get out there and visit a small library soon.

There’s a tiny library down the road from me perched on top of someone’s letterbox. There’s another one just down the road from my daughters house, all brightly coloured and cheery and full of books. In fact, these little neighbourhood libraries are scattered in suburbs all over the world. The man who started the whole […]

via The Little Free Library Movement, and a farewell to Todd Bol — BoomingOn

From A to Zine: Building a Winning Zine Collection in Your Library by Julie Bartel — little lady librarian

I used to help make a Zine, way back in the late 1980’s. It was great fun, and a great way to connect to the slightly mad group of Trek Fans as we waited for the Next Generation to make it’s way to South Australia. I came across this great post, and wanted to share it with you. After all Zine are the ultimate form of publishing what you want to read….

Rating: ★★★★★ Genre: Nonfiction, library science Synopsis: Bartel and her team of zinester librarians helped to create Salt Lake City Public Library’s zine collection. In her book, she discusses what zines are, how to purchase them, and how to set up a zine collection (in terms of space and subject access) in your very own library! Review: From A […]

via From A to Zine: Building a Winning Zine Collection in Your Library by Julie Bartel — little lady librarian

What Happened to My Reader? by Sarah FitzHenry and Jared Passmore

Addressing and countering the reading slump is this great article here: What Happened to My Reader? by Sarah FitzHenry and Jared Passmore.

By making reading about choice, and also supporting an environment where we don’t judge the book choices of others we can raise readers who will continue to read well after middle grade.

Hidden from History: Indigenous Women’s Activism in Saskatchewan

Indigenous women have often been at the forefront for agitating for social change, but for a large part of history their stories have been ignored. Nadja provides a great indepth post on the Saskatchewan women who sought to decolonise Indian politics while also seeking a place at the table for themselves.

the second hand city

find it love it use it

Lee & Low Blog

Exploring Children's Books Through the Lens of Diversity

jude-marie green

future tense


Bringing Aboriginal perspectives into English education

Whispering Gums

Books, reading and anything else that comes to mind...with an Australian focus


Life after working

Planet Simon

Creating worlds in word and art and exploring the universe in which we exist.

News for Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo and beyond

Playfully Grownup Home

Because Fun Keeps You Young!

in the garden

from the newstead community garden


Thoughts on international relations, environment, society and self with Benjamin Habib, PhD

My Book Corner

A treasure trove of beautiful children’s literature for you to discover.


The Independent Woman and the myth of the Australian bushman

ANZ LitLovers LitBlog

For lovers of Australian and New Zealand literary fiction; Ambassador for Australian literature

The YA Room


A Cosy Reading Blog

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Australian Haiku Society

haikuoz - the enjoyment of haiku

Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog

This is a writer's blog for authors, business people, creative people, freelancers, journalists, publishers, and poets. They will learn the ins and outs of writing for publication. Both beginning and experienced writers will profit from it.


Crazy quilts are unique and innovative quilts created from scraps of materials. This expresses my hope for young people.


Humanising! Indigenising! Decolonising! Thriving

T is for Training

10 Years of Sharing Knowledge One Call At A Time

Ta-Nehisi Coates | The Atlantic

Thoughts, Ideas and so much more

This is Lit

Book Blog

Kylie in the library

Musings of an emerging information professional

Sarah Cawkwell's Blog

"The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense." -- Tom Clancy

Yellowstone National Park Lodges

Thoughts, Ideas and so much more

Life in the Information World

Mother Jones

Smart, fearless journalism

Librarian Lisa

school library consultant


nurturing the compassionate maker, the reluctant reader, and embracing #librarylife

Australian Aboriginal Languages Student Blog

A place to share anything at all that's interesting and related to the languages of Australia. WARNING: We wish to advise that this blog may contain names, voices and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have passed away. We strongly urge readers to exercise caution when viewing the blog so as to avoid distress.

I am Jessica

A student's attempt at environmentalism.


simple connected living, city style


Fitness Community

L-B the Librarian

Use your library

Imogen Crest

Creative Artist - Time Travelling Nature Hermit - Soul Food Cafe

Cybils Awards

Thoughts, Ideas and so much more


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