Western University

Fall at Western

IMG_1552The campus is looking lovelier than ever as the leaves change into fall colours. Whereas Calgary has already had snow fall more than once, here snow is no where in sight—so far! I’ve also just applied to graduate and, with less than 2 months left of my final semester, I’m really trying to savour the last few weeks of being in this magical land called ‘graduate school’. So to celebrate this time I’m trying to walk around campus and explore places I’ve never gone before as much as possible.

WILU 2014

Had a great day volunteering at WILU. No time for a full blog post at the moment, but check out the post from Sarah Morrison.

Lady Lazarus

Sweet bag, yo. Sweet bag, yo.

Today was the first day of the WILU (Workshop for Instruction in Library Use) at Western University!

After a delightful breakfast (mmmm, french toast), Erin and I registered in the Mustang Lounge. The delightful volunteers hooked up us with some awesome free stuff–a vital conference rite of passage.

Sweet, sweet swag. Sweet, sweet swag.

The first event was the keynote, hosted by Craig Gibson, from Ohio State University, and Trudi Jacobson, from the University at Albany – SUNY. They were presenting about the Framework for
Information Literacy for Higher Education, an initiative through the Association of College & Research Libraries. They talked about re-framing information literacy literacy based on threshold concepts. It was really good and I highly recommend reading the Framework!

Our first workshop was called Inspiring Professional Development on a Shoestring: Facilitating Learning Opportunities for Information Literacy Instructors. It was…

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Second Semester

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I had a fantastic break and now I’m ready to get back to school! Here are some photos I took during the break of the Calgary Zoo. I’ve finished my first week and am now eager to get through the next one! I have some amazing (to me, anyways) courses lined up for the summer including Records Management, Readers Advisory for Public Libraries, Information Retrieval, and Legal Issues for Information Professionals. I wish I could take every course offered. That’s the joy of continuing ed! Hoping I’ll be able to continue taking courses after I graduate from another institution or one of the library associations to which I belong.