One person who knows the power of blogging is Kings High school librarian Bridget Schaumann. Not only does she blog but this C21 savvy librarian tweets, texts, surfs the net and is a great exponent of how librarians and teachers can work together using digital technlogy to enhance students’ learning. Every school should have a Bridget!
Bridget created the school’s blog two years ago to further inspire the Year 9-13 students at the single sex Dunedin school to share their reading preferences through reviewing books and posting information on their favourite reads.
Since then, the blog has attracted a world wide following and although this was not entirely the original intention, Bridget remains commited to continuing the blog as part of a wider approach to ensuring libraries and books remain current for the students she works with and for.
I visited Bridget at the library this week to find out more about how the blog has evolved and where it might be heading in the future. You can hear what Bridget has to say about blogging, boys, reading and more here!
PS – A confession. I had such a good time talking to Bridget I’ve split the interview into two instalments so expect to hear more soon…!