Posts tagged ‘ALIA’


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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Aussie Librarian Blogs worth following

Some Australian Librarian and related blogs worth following.

ADHD Librarian by the ADHD Librarian (twitter/ADHD_librarian)


Better than cheesecake by Susanne Newton


Bronwyn’s Library Blog by Bronwyn Ritchie


Bright Ideas – School Libraries Association of Victoria


ConnectingLibrarian by Michelle MacLean


Derek’s ALIA Blog by Derek Whitehead


Explodedlibrarian by Morgan Wilson


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Library Disaster Recovery: 2009 Victorian bushfires

Bushfire / Michael Roper, 22.01.2005 (CCAttributionShareAlike2.0Licence) michaelroper/13786602/

The Australian state of Victoria suffered devastating bushfires in January and February 2009.  On 7th February, ‘Black Saturday’, 173 people were killed.

Below are some links which hopefully bring together some resources for a study on this disaster, how it effected library services, and how the services have been rebuilt.



ALIA – Disaster Recovery page, includes links to documents and websites relevant to the 2009 bushfires

Report : ALIA Disaster Recover Project / Jane Grace, ALIA & Yarra Plenty regional Library, July 2009,

An early Christmas gift to help rebuild with books / Sue McKerracher, INCITE Letters, pg 6, ALIA, December 2009,

Bushfire response / ALIA Schools Newsletter, ALIAnet, March/April 2009,

Rebuilding with books / Sue McKerracher (ALIA), Blue Shield, (from INSITE magazine, Museums Australia),

School Library Association of Victoria Blog –

Library industry unites for disaster recovery / Bookseller and Publisher, Thorpe-Bowker’s Australian Library News, Issue 362, February 2009,

ICT industry unites to provide bushfire victims with new PCs, services / Andrew Hendry, Australian Computer Society, 13.02.2009,

Blue Shield Australia

Looking for Blue Shield Australia? / Collections Council Australia –   –

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InCite April 2011

The Australian Library and Information Association‘s April InCite has an interesting article by Anne Lahey (James Cook University Library, Cairns) called ‘EEI… Energise, Enthuse, Inspire.’   Anne Lahey asks:

Anne Lahey asks are we adequately training our potential library and  information sector (LIS) leaders to be ready for the expectations of the future?…  The ‘greying’ of the profession forces us to look at our next generation of managers, and offers us the opportunity to influence how this changing of the guard will play out.

EEI… Energise, Enthuse, Inspire / by Anne Lahey, InCite, Australian Library and Information Association, pg 19, April 2011

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