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Integrating IL skills with English Y9 Project

Wow.. it's the first time for me to teach IL skills in the UK. It's also the first time for me to collaborate with teacher and integrate the IL skills in her subject module. It's really a thrilling experience. I have put it into 3-4 sessions.

Session 1 - Searching for Information. Mainly introduced where to look for information, types of sources including printed and non-printed. The Google 'Kung-fu' which I transformed the Booliean Search strategy into a set of body movement. I am… Continue

Posted on January 26, 2010 at 6:45pm

Teachers use the LRC/ librarians for resources

Few days ago, my colleague sent me a mail and asked me to help put the assignment content on the VLE. I looked at the assignment and asked him if he would like us to create a resource bank on the VLE for his students to complete that particular assignment. After that invitation, he shared his SOW with us and so we started the cooperation relationship together. He is a Religious Studies teacher and I do think it's a very good chance for us to promote the library services for him and his… Continue

Posted on December 17, 2009 at 7:14pm

Manchester Book Award 2010 Reading Group

This year, I led the MBA students to use the movie-maker to create the book trailer for the MBA books. Also, I asked them to write the book reviews and recommendations so as to promote the books and the whole programme to the whole school community. Their work is brilliant and it works very well in library to attract pupils' attention and browsing. The MBA person-in-charge from public library also appreciated their work and put their work on the public library website. WoW... I will tell them… Continue

Posted on December 15, 2009 at 6:22pm

Learning Journey On again!!

After a short break (wedding and dissertation), I felt a bit lost and left behind in learning...

Thanks for the TL Ning and I can get back on my learning track again.

Just joined the Inquiry Circle reading group and my inquisitive mind is coming back... look forward to the learning journey!!

Posted on December 5, 2009 at 1:02pm

Essential PLN

Building my PLN habit for a long time. Due to my own personal matters (my dissertation & Chinese wedding), I have put it down for several months... So far, I can catch up most of it since November.

I have joined the YSL Online Conference 3 and the theme is on the design of future library.

The concepts of LEARNING COMMONS really inspires me alot on setting my own vision and definition of school library. The functions and programmes can be hosted in the library are… Continue

Posted on December 4, 2009 at 3:32pm

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At 9:01am on February 1, 2012, Mike McQueen said…

Greetings Elfin,

I'm Mike McQueen, teacher librarian and founder of Like many school districts, we are in a financial crises. Our school board recently proposed to eliminate ALL 20+ middle school teacher librarians and also cut all 90+ elementary schools to half time. Since we are the biggest district in all of Colorado, we worry this will cause other districts to follow suit. We launched an online movement and are going to do our best to put up a good fight.

If possible, please visit our Facebook page and "Like" us . Adding a positive comment and sharing with your friends would help our morale as well. The board finalizes the budget soon so your timely support would be greatly appreciated!


Mike McQueen

Teacher Librarian at McLain HS

Lakewood, CO

At 7:41am on May 27, 2009, Mike McQueen said…
Hi Elfin ,

I'm a teacher librarian & recently started a community based blog for getting boys to read - Please send me a friend request if you'd like to network, share ideas, and learn more about getting boys to read.

Mike McQueen

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At 6:39am on May 22, 2008, Naveed Ahmad said…

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