Judith Way has been the manager of Bright Ideas since it began in 2008. 2011 marks the changing of the guard.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of the readers of Bright Ideas for their support and encouragement since the blog began in August 2008.
It is now time to hand the reigns over to a new and exciting blog manager, Rachel Fidock. Rachel has been featured several times on Bright Ideas previously (Google Lit Trips @ Mooroopna SC and Mooroopna SC library) and has been a stand out contributor to our profession.
Rachel was a participant in the 2010 Victorian PLN program, which shows what this type of professional learning can lead to.
All the best to Rachel!
It is a privilege and an honour to be managing the Bright Ideas blog in the footsteps of Judith Way, a leader and fantastic mentor in the teacher librarian profession.
Bright Ideas will continue to encourage teacher librarians and educators to actively engage with ICT, to share tools and experiences, to network on a global scale, and to embrace dynamic teaching and learning opportunities.
In an exciting step forward, Bright Ideas is now being run by SLAV in partnership with the State Library of Victoria (SLV). The SLV has a strong focus on learning for the future, especially in the dynamic environment of information and communication technology. We hope that this collaboration will help the blog to reach more people, increase the breadth and depth of contributions, and provide educators across the the state and the globe with examples of the work of Victorian teacher librarians and schools.
There are exciting times ahead, and I look forward to sharing them with you.
Thanks so much Rachel. All the best, I know you’ll be brilliant!
I know I have big shoes to fill, Judith :)! but I will give it my best.
Thankyou so much for your tremendous contribution to Bright Ideas, Judith, and welcome to your new role, Rachel. I imagine this will open up so many connections for you, and I’m sure you’ll be terrific. Great to have the blog up and running again; it’s a central source of information, learning and networking for many including myself.
Thanks so much, Tania. Don’t be surprised if I pick your brains now and then!
Thank you Judith for your wonderful efforts managing the Bright Ideas blog and supporting Teacher Librarians and school libraries both here in Australia and globally.
Thanks for putting your hand up to “drive the bus” Rachel! Bright Ideas will be in very capable hands and we be there to support you.
Thanks Kim, I am really excited about the year ahead and know I can’t do it without the support of yourself and others. So, anytime you (or anyone) want to share anything on Bright Ideas, just let me know :).
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I’m happy for my brain to be picked. 🙂
I’d also like to welcome you to Bright Ideas Rachel and look forward to reading lots of new contributions. Thanks too, to you Judith. You’ve done a sterling job keeping the new ideas coming.
Apart from the outstaning mentoring you provided to me and all of us in the 2010 VicPLN, I want to express my gratitude to you Judith for the immense effort and incredible level of professional support given to us in Bright Ideas since its inception. You have indeed been a leading light!
At the same time I congratulate you Rachel on your accession to this role. I look forward to continuing my daily addiction to Bright Ideas!
Thanks everyone for the kind comments!
This is my ‘go to’ place for inspiration and ideas. Thanks so much for all your work Judith and Rachel I’m looking forward to more.
Thankyou Bridget. It is great to be able to share ideas.
Thanks Judith for the incredible job you have done keeping Teacher-Librarians informed and motivated. You’ve achieved so much in getting Bright ideas noticed and acclaimed by many. : )
Welcome Rachel, and good luck with continuing to motivate and inspire us all. I’m sure you’ll do a wonderful job. : )
Thank you Judith for continuing to provide inspiration over the past year! I look forward to learning from you Rachel.
Judith has done an amazing job for sure! Welcome, Rachel.