I am privileged to have as a friend Judith Way. Judith makes things happen – I’ve said this before. As soon as I heard she hit on the idea of a virtual library tour I knew it was going to be good. And it is. Take a look here.
Thanks to everyone for sharing photos of your gorgeous libraries – so many ideas for those of us who are thinking about how we can improve our library spaces. And thanks to Judith for going to the effort of putting this project together. It’s one step towards bridging the distances between all our libraries and sharing library design ideas.
Historypin looks fantastic – have a look at all the different tours.
Thanks to my good and very resourceful friend, Dawn Jimenez, and her Scoop.it topic, I have been enjoying these awesome photos of awesome people reading. So many favourites. Bowie, for example -
and Greta Garbo
Not to mention Grace Kelly
Paul McCartney and George Harrison
See the rest here.
I can just see these beautiful photos as posters in our library. What do you think?
At Junior Assembly last week we were fortunate to have Michael Pryor, an ambassador for the 2011 Premier’s Reading Challenge, present the “George Georgiou Reading Cup” to 9K and make special reading awards to some of our students.
Overall, 249 Year 9 students completed the challenge representing 81% of the cohort – a fantastic result.
It was exciting to see our students enjoying a range of high-quality writing including Australian & international Young Adult literature. Choices ranged from literary classics such as Homer, Dickens, Hemingway, and Erich Maria Remarque through to modern classics by Hosseini, Toltz, Martel, and Hartnett. We noticed an increased interest in biographies, and non-fiction reading. Graphic novels have also been more popular this year, especially the socially illuminating books by Shaun Tan, Marjorie Satrane & Art Spiegelman.
Book prizes were awarded to Stephen, Terrence and Zhengyu for reading across a wide range of genres. Austin had an interesting selection of graphic novels. Jean-Marc tackled some challenging non-fiction. Yunxu is our Shakespeare enthusiast, and Leo read the most Michael Prior books. Congratulations to all readers and we hope you will consider entering the Challenge again next year.
Thought I’d share Joyce Valenza’s slide presentation on curation. It’s massive! and excellent as expected. Wouldn’t it be good to print some of these slides out as posters for our library?