Communicating across cultures

Communicating across cultures: cultural identity issues and the role of the multicultural, multilingual school library within the school community Dr. Helen Boelens School Library Researcher and Consultant, The Netherlands John M. Cherek Jr. MSc Project Manager, Zorgboerderij “De Kweektuin”, Mijdrecht, The Netherlands Dr. Anthony Tilke Head of Library Services & TOK Teacher, United World College of South-East Asia (Dover Campus), Singapore Nadine Bailey United World … Continue reading Communicating across cultures

Literacy is not enough: Why we need to teach information literacy

Some weeks are just like hitting the jackpot in terms of the news and media world shouting out “yes, this is necessary” – although of course they don’t phrase it that way, and they certainly wouldn’t invoke libraries, librarians and information literacy in their communal hand wringing. But they should. The first was the retraction of an article in Science. (Retraction watch – who knew … Continue reading Literacy is not enough: Why we need to teach information literacy

Academic honesty should never be ambiguous

Ok, I know I have a somewhat ambivalent stance on what constitutes plagiarism and the value of collaborative and cooperative learning but one thing I’m clear on is academic honesty.  If you used something that someone else made just say that you did that. And depending on your age and level a simple copy and paste of the link is sufficient.I recently went around our … Continue reading Academic honesty should never be ambiguous

Paying lip service to information

One of the paragraphs in this week’s modules struck me: “It is often said that we live in an information age, and that the price of failing to act promptly to take advantage of positive new developments or to dampen the impact of negative ones is often likely to be rapid and painful. Yet there is plentiful evidence that sources of information, including both special and … Continue reading Paying lip service to information

Comparative analysis of social networking tools and technologies for International School Librarians in Asia

Introduction This report documents a Comparative analysis of social networking tools and technologies for International School librarians in Asia. The case study research methodology – defined as “examining contemporary phenomenon within its real-life context … and it relies on multiple sources of evidence” (Yin, 2003, p.13, cited in Shanks and Bekmamedova, 2013, p. 174) was employed in a critical paradigm <!–[if supportFields]> ADDIN ZOTERO_ITEM CSL_CITATION {“citationID”:”ZtjKUW0T”,”properties”:{“formattedCitation”:”(Shanks … Continue reading Comparative analysis of social networking tools and technologies for International School Librarians in Asia

Use of social bookmarking

I’m fairly new to social bookmarking, having only commenced using it during my Student Placement for my degree.  I’m currently using it at it’s most primitive form, i.e just as a cloud based bookmark bar, although I have used the sharing function with the librarian. I think my use is similar to that of most people’s use of most technology.  They use it as a “quick and dirty” … Continue reading Use of social bookmarking