Category Archives: digital literacy

Speculative Short Stories

You may recall I posted about a short story collection for use in the classroom a while back. Well I might have hit the jackpot, this post celebrates the best Speculative/Science Fiction/Fantasty short stories that were released by TOR in 2018. Enjoy!


The Internet Archive

The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public. Our mission is to provide Universal Access to All Knowledge.

Roving Reference

I worked for an Academic Library that offered a Roving Library Service, however this service was so dependant on having staff available it was never offered consistently. This was an issue where a great idea, was hamstrung by a tight personnel budget and just not enough support from the Management.

This article from Daniel A. Sobol highlights what happens when the initiative is supported and funded appropriately.

Youth Services Core Competencies

teen services compet

YALSA has produced a great diagram for what skills we need to work with our younger patrons. I’ve included the diagram for your information but please check it out for yourself.

Can you keep a secret? by Amy Estersohn

A fantastic post on the Secret Society of Readers Can you keep a secret? by Amy Estersohn.

Absolutely love it! Anything that builds the love of Reading, and supports it, has to be a great idea!

Reimagining outreach to faculty

Librarian outreach to faculty is critical for raising faculty awareness and understanding of library services and collections. Whether the outreach strategy entails printed or electronic communications, face-to-face or virtual meetings, presentations or programs, successful outreach adds to the library’s “return on investment” and “value of libraries” metrics and allows the library to move beyond its physical spaces to engage with its users wherever they are.

This is a great article by Barbara G. Tierney, University of Central Florida Libraries and Linda K. Colding, Florida Gulf Coast University and has application to the world of School Libraries.



Libraries are Rooms of Requirements

This podcast explores libraries.

Libraries aren’t just for books.

They’re often spaces that transform into what you need them to be: a classroom, a cyber café, a place to find answers, a quiet spot to be alone. It’s actually kind of magical. This week, we have stories of people who roam the stacks and find unexpected things that just happen to be exactly what they required.

Libraries are magic!

Children's Books Reviewed

Team Ahsoka

A Star Wars Fansite Celebrating Ahsoka Tano and Her Fanbase

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

Powered by hot tea and full pages...

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. My hope is for a world that uses all the scraps, rough cut diamonds and hidden treasures. I blog to make IPOC authors and their works more accessible.


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