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National Simultaneous Storytime – some videos and ideas from 2011

The Australian Library and Information Association is holding the National Simultaneous Storytime Wednesday, at 11am, 23rd May, 2012.

This year’s book is The very cranky bear, by Nick Bland. Last years was Feathers for Phoebe, by Rod Clement.

Helpful blogs and discussions, as well as video of the NSS from years past, are available on the net, and following are some of the videos I found. Its interesting to see the different ways libraries presented the story depending on the audience they had – very small groups, were different to large groups; and older kids were shown the powerpoint, while younger kids were presented with a picture board which developed images from the story.


Staff at Mount Gambier Library taped their dramatic rendition of Feathers for Phoebe.


The Burnside Library had a very young audience, and a picture of Phoebe was developed on a board to emphasise what was happening and capture the kids attention. There was interaction with the

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‘Slow in reverse’ / The Keep

Great song, and music video, which reminded me of the Weird West genre.

‘Slow in reverse’ by The Keep at Youtube.

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Just a list of some interesting blogs or articles I’ve been reading lately…


Australian Internet Directories

The Australian National Library, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

The National Library of Australia

Here is a basic list of good Australian Internet Directories.  Most are by Reference Librarians.  All up, these are some of the best places to start looking for internet sites in Australia.

LibGuides   AussieEducator     APHL     ANU     Charles Sturt     SLQ     SLT     SLWA     NTL     SLV     SLSA     Victoria University    Canterbury Library     Ryde Library     Sutherland Shire     HolmesGlen     Australia Govt.      Oz Guide      Blackstump     ANZWERS     AllMyFaves     WebWombat

A list is also available in a Trove list I created – ‘Internet Directories by Australian Librarians’.
This post will be updated from time to time
(Updated 07.08.2011)

Attempt at a Librarian Jobseeker/Student/Enthusiast Blog…

UPDATE 22.05.2011 – This is a blog of a student of the Canberra Institute of Technology, who is looking for work and interesting things to blog about…

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