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Vision for a library makerspace

Vision for a library makerspace

Last year I went to an information session held on our campus that was run by staff from the First Lego League, a competition-based program where teams of students build lego robots and then program […]

Apr, 13

Playing with games in the library

There’s no doubt that games can be very powerful learning tools, and at my institution, as at most higher education institutions, there is momentum to introduce games-based learning into the curriculum. About a year ago […]

Nov, 23
Panoramas for a virtual library tour

Panoramas for a virtual library tour

I’ve been fortunate enough to have been to a few presentations at Curtin’s HIVE (Hub for Immersive Visualisation and eResearch)  that have demonstrated the variety of applications for the Dome, a four-metre diameter domed screen that […]

Aug, 15

An illustrated guide to being a Learning Services Coordinator

Along with others in my workplace I have been preparing a short presentation for my colleagues to inform them about what is involved in my role as a Learning Services Coordinator in the academic library. […]

Jun, 11
Is there room for a maker space in the academic library?

Is there room for a maker space in the academic library?

A while back I wrote a post exploring the idea of a library-centred digital literacy scholars lab, a place of learning and collaboration between disciplines and areas of expertise or interest around new and emerging […]

Jun, 06

Gamifying the library with SCVNGR

SCVNGR is a location-based game app for mobile devices that is about going places, doing challenges, and earning points.  It is used in a variety of contexts, including conventions, conferences and other events, as well […]

Feb, 23
do library learning spaces have a unique role?

do library learning spaces have a unique role?

Academic librarians (and academics too) often lament the fact that students don’t use the wealth of library resources – both print and digital – that lie at their fingertips nearly as much as they could, […]

Jun, 02

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