Monthly Archives: September 2015

OLA Library Literature

I went to the Ontario Library Association’s (OLA) website and read The Networked Librarian found in the Teaching Librarian from May 2014. Roberts, Brenda. “The Networked Librarian.” Teaching Librarian 21.3 (2014): 24-25.              http://www.accessola2.com/images/infocentral/tl_21_3.pdf The article suggests

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DC Library Index Periodical

The article “Space and Service in Harmony: A Library Makeover on a Shoestring!” by Allison Fulford in the Canadian Libraries Association magazine Feliciter was about Dalhousie Universities library getting a small renovation in late 2014. The renovation was low budget

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Job Shadow Placement

My top three choices for field placement were Blue Heron Books, Oshawa Community Museum, and the Uxbridge public library. Blue Heron was appealing to me because I wanted something a little more hands on and I know that shadowing in

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Readers Advisory

The article “Crowdsourcing RA”  by Davis Rapp speaks about the different types of web tools that you can use to get an online readers advisory. Different algorithms are used to calculate all of the books that a customer would enjoy

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Novelist

I loved how much you could refine your search in the advanced mode. You can choose the grade level, gender and cultural identity of the author, and so much more. This is something that I will use many times in

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Informational Interview with a Teacher-Librarian

I was lucky to have a “warm call” interview with Brenda, a teacher-librarian I had met a few years ago through my aunt. I met her when I dog-sat at her home for a weekend and I knew she would

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The Agile Librarian

My experience with public libraries has mainly been with librarians who appear agile. They always look open to conversations and greet clients with a warm smile. In my personal experiences, whenever I go to libraries I have rarely needed assistance

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