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Day in the Life of a Librarian – my day - Wednesday 27th January

Tuesday 26th January – Australia Day Holiday

• Up early , checked twitter on kutano and email, and posted to blog

• Final planning for lessons for 10 English double lesson today on representations of Australia, set up glossary on Moodle for the unit, Reviewed some movie clips for Year 10 English.

• Last year the database, Library Press Display, was excellent for 10 English for digitised newspaper content of actual scanned pages, but it did not work well today via the BCC Library site. However, it is still working fine via the State Library site using e-card. Used photocopies of newspaper articles on Australia Day from today’s papers instead, shared between groups – not good for the environment, but it is always good to have backup on the first day in case of technology problems. Would prefer paperless classroom, but students do not get their netbooks back till after my class today.

• Confirmed with State Library staff they are coming next Tuesday to speak to Years 12 students about using their databases, and arranged a computer lab as a venue which will be fine if the numbers do not more than double. Have already had a teacher delighted with the new database training program for Years 10- 12

• At school early – caught up with some of the students as they arrived

• Still trying to arrange to participate in a Gold Coast multimedia/copyright youth challenge – some steps forward, but waiting on the organizers now – still not sure it will eventuate

• Attended Welcome Assembly for 2 of the 6 periods

• Taught Year 10 English double- it was hot, the airconditioning was not working and we need a bigger room – started the process of trying to change rooms for future lessons. However, we made good progress on representation of Australia, media, stories and reading. Students worked well and persisted in difficult conditions.

• Created quick display on Australian fiction for a teacher tomorrow. Collected Australian novels to scan excerpts. Ordered some urgent books for teachers.

• The archives and video induction initiatives make some progress.

• Home – checked twitter and emails

• Finished Open by Agassi –quite enjoyable, though not sure how much is fact V fiction, now reading Dreaming of Amelia by Moriarty

 

Here was My Library Day – Monday, 25 Jan – Highlights only 

 

I am Head of Library and Information Services - girls school, 1400 students , Years 5-12, Brisbane , Australia. This was the first day back at school for students after our long summer break.

 

More at http://readingpower.wordpress.com/

 

• Up early – checked twitter on kutano, posted to my blog, made “to do” list for the day

• Daughter’s first day at high school – took photos. Added photo to 365 project .

• Off to school – Year 5, 8 and 12 only today.

• During the day commenced working with Library staff on Year 8 Library inductions, Year 8 English lessons to support unit on their favourite novel, new State Library database initiative and book purchase list. Addressed students at Year 12 Assembly regarding upcoming visit from State Library staff next Tuesday (have made other arrangements for Years 10 and 11 later in the year.) Sent Year 12s email with instructions for getting e-card – put instructions on Moodle. Worked on reflection for Year 10 English class. Planned video to provide a Library induction resource to go on moodle. Finished reading archives draft procedures.

• Lots of visits by Year 8 home groups. Library staff given copier training by Xerox. Located short story resources for English teachers.

• At home, I am reading Open by Andre Agassi, did some exercise on wii while watching Buffy reruns. Checked email, twitter, netvibes. Tried Google Chrome again, but despite the new apps/extensions, I still prefer firefox so far.

• Tuesday is public holiday – YAY as still have Year 10 English planning to do and account work.

 

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