Most of my teaching now takes place in the LATINA/lab – which means that both I and my students can take the web for granted. We can explore the possibilities a fully digital environment opens.
The year that passed involved a fair amount of LATINA-based teaching:
- a full term course for European library and Chinese media students in the spring
- our regular three week summer course in June and July
- an in-service course for Norwegian museum pedagogues in the autumn – I am now doing the final evaluation of their work
In November we also organized a supervised trainee program for five Erasmus Mundus students. Quite a bit of work – but very good people to work with.
The year to come will involve less teaching – and I will spend the rest of my time swimming, dancing and drinking Daiquiris in the sunny Caribbean.
Maybe. Or maybe not.
IFLA and LATINA
There will, as usual, be a LATINA summer course in July, but nothing course-like has been planned for the spring or the autumn. I definitely want to write more. Blogging will continue – but I also look forward to combining many scattered ideas into more extensive arguments.
After a fruitful workshop at IFLA HQs in Utrecht in December, I have to organize teaching materials for the up-and-coming pilot course on statistics for advocacy in May. The course project is part of IFLA’s new competence building program for libarary associations. The Statistics and Evaluation Section plans a second full-day pilot during the Gothenburg conference (August 10-15).
In Oslo, I teach in a new professional doctorate program for librarians – and give the occasional lecture for bachelor students. But since I’ve taught more than normal for a couple of years, I can now focus more on research, development and professional writing. Or Daiquiris in the sun – surrounded by a few history books.
Sounds good to me.
- PL 65/09: Plan for Erasmus Mundus. New trainees from Benin, Cuba, the Ivory Coast, Poland and Venezuela
- PL 28/09. LATINA Spring – the third week. Concluding the course.
- PL 72/09: Statistics for library advocacy. Paper proposal for IFLA
- Global statistics for advocacy. The project blog.