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October 27, 2015 at 11:14 am in reply to: Issues reflection- Community engagement through art in libraries #2787
Haha good to hear you guys, maybe we should all get matching capes!!!!
Hey Ruth, I agree zines and artist books are going to be really important artifacts in the future, so important to collect them digitally. There was this arts and culture zine around when I was finishing high school and it was unique at the time and really well written and presented, I wonder if it’s been collected anywhere?(much nostalgia, sigh) Got me thinking though my main gripe is how they’re accessed. I had a look at the state library artist books a couple of weeks ago and they have some great stuff but it’s just not presented very well, I’d like to be able to browse and find thing sort of by chance sometimes, just like you would a physical zine. This post is spot on BTW, nice one!September 14, 2015 at 2:19 pm in reply to: Week 5: Reading and Literacy (Argue a point of view) #2019
Well I’m going to argue with Ruth (except not really) and say that I guess it depends on what you classify as leisure reading. I think QUT KG has a excellent leisure collection, from my perspective at least. I read literary fiction as well and some of the better popular fiction, though I’ve been trying lately to read more non-fiction for leisure. Perhaps it’s because KG have the writing course situated there? Maybe it’s not so much about collections , but more about engagement, I’d love it if QUT had a bookclub like my local public library (although usually I’m the only one under 30, hell even 50), I am a bookclub fiend!
Hi Leena, Your post really resonates, I’ve been thinking alot lately about how actually terrifying it is that more people aren’t life long learners (shudder), it embeds that sort of thinking that this is how it’s always been done, therefore always should, it’s very restrictive. And yeah I think you’re right, it only increase anxiety once control is taken out of our hands. I love that quote “its a way of knowing the universe” and I agree that it ” bypasses academic skill, and gets to the heart of everyday life experience”, it sort of about just being open and accepting that you might not know the answer, but you know how to get it and that’s ok. Great post!
I had the same feeling doing my program review, the whole time I was there I was just thinking I’m going to write about you later, I’ll write about ALL of you. So great you had such a positive experience, nothing beats a good book chat, I agree I think that if you are a voracious reader you really need a voracious advisory as well. It was a very entertaining post!
Hi Kirsty, Yeah I’d never heard of RA either, just assumed it was a natural part of libraries. Yeah I don’t think you necessarily have to read something to be able to recommend it, though I sometimes think it can be useful when someone specialise in a particular area such a children’s literature. I think it could be really hard to be across all topics, especially if a client is particularly well read. what do you think? I’m glad your experience at the public library was so positive, I think it would be a real shame if libraries lost that skill, I agree I think it’s invaluable.
Hi Shannon and Caitlin,
I think Endnote is going to save me heaps of time with assignments. I’m generally pretty terrible at keeping track of references so in that respect its a lifesaver, trying to remember if I saved it in a bookmark or just copied the reference somewhere was one of my main problems, so now I have a process where I just straight up put it into endnote. I think it could potentially work fine for small assignments, I mean obviously its more for the big ones but its so quick to just click add reference, select from a drop down menu and it formulates it for you and puts it into the reference list. For me the best thing is that it is integrated into word so there really is no messing around or time wasting. Basically I think If you have a system that works for you then thats great but I didn’t and I need all the help I can get. Also generally by the end of a assignment I’m really over it so I get really slopping with my reference list, its a bad habit.
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Haha ok I’ll get right on that baby business ;). Thanks Kate I’ll check it out!
I can’t resist book recommendations, its my thaaaannngggg. So I’m reading the strays by emily bitto at the moment, such a great atmosphere, its vaguely based on the Heide circle but really its a fictional modernist art scene from the perspective of a child who was present. Karen Joy Fowler is a recent favorite of mine and Helen Garner forever and ever, I really could go and on. I agree that would be a awesome super power, information overload would never be a problem because you would have unlimited storage and a immediate understanding of what you’re absorbing, sigh.