Sep 102008

1. Simply Books

More information: Simply books site. Blog post at Hey Jude, Simply Books, Simply Web 2.0 

Judy O’Connell , wearing “Head of Library and Information Services at St Joseph’s College” hat, is using a variety of Web 2.0 tools, like WordPress, Wikispaces, Flickr, Delicious and YouTube to create a single site designed to:

promote reading and good literature, as well as providing links and information about quality approaches to boys reading education!

2. Techno Expo at Gold Coast Libraries

More information: Techno Expo Flyer

9am – 7pm tomorrow (11 September 2008) the Broadbeach Branch Library is running a session to introduce their community to “all sorts of gadgets, tools and concepts” . They have workshops, presentation, information displays and a chance to book a 20 minute slot with a gadget guru. Topics include blogging, privacy and managing online presence, getting the most from your MP3 and digital photography. I love the way they have sprinkled the timetable with a couple of introductory sessions to the library’s online resources.  

3. State Library of  Western Australia creating a special study space for Year 11 and 12 students

More information: Study @ the State Library

Two special study areas have been set aside for Year 11 and 12 students – one next to past exam papers, and one next to the study guides.They are also promoting the free wireless service and encouraging students to ask their librarians. 

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  1. Heya Katherine

    Thanks for the note about our Techno Expo. Just thought I’d let you know that the day was a resounding success – we had the equivalent of about 400 customers through the (17) sessions on the day, with overwhelmingly positive feedback, and a general consensus of “we want more”. Customers really enjoyed their gadget guru consultations – it was a rare opportunity for them to get some one-on-one help with their techno tools. I think the gurus were one of the biggest successes of the day.

    We’re planning Techno Expo 2009 as we speak…

    PS. LOVE Simply Books!

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