where to find me:
Phone: +61 2 62726221 (Office)
Email: lhay at csu.edu.au
SIS homepage: http://www.csu.edu.au/faculty/educat/sis/staff/profiles/teach-lib/lyn-hay
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what I do:
I have been a Lecturer with the School of Information Studies, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga (NSW, Australia) since 1994. Before this I worked as a teacher librarian in NSW central schools and high schools.
I teach across a number of areas including teacher librarianship, learning technologies and social networking, and information policy, and have been Course Coordinator of the Master of Applied Science (Teacher Librarianship) program since 2007. In 2009 I moved to CSU’s Canberra campus.
If you want to find out more about what motivates and informs my teaching practice take a look at My Teaching page.
My research interests include the impact of school libraries on student learning, teacher librarian-principal partnerships, information behaviour, information policy, and education informatics, and I am currently completing my doctoral research on Web 2.0 technologies and student learning. I have also been working on the concept of an iCentre in schools – see my article ‘What is an iCentre’ for an overview.
In the past couple of years I have completed a number of scholarship in teaching projects exploring the integration of a range of technologies in subjects taught by the School of Information Studies, including the ‘SIS Learning Centre in Second Life’ project and a CSU Flexible Learning Institute (FLI) Fellowship project.
I have written a number of journal articles, book chapters and papers. A selection of these are listed under Publications.
I have presented at numerous conferences including regional, national and international conferences. Keynotes and invited speaker presentations are listed separately.
My academic qualifications include:
- Bachelor of Arts, Diploma of Education (Secondary – Teacher Librarianship and English), School of Education, Macquarie University/Kuring-gai CAE, Sydney, 1985
- Master of Applied Science (Teacher Librarianship), School of Information Studies, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, 1996,
and I am the recipient of a number of national and international professional awards including the Teacher Librarian Leadership Award for being a Learning Commons Visionary for 2012, the ASLA Citation in 2007, the ASLA(NSW) John Hirst Award (1997), and the IASL/SIRS Commendation Award (1997).
About this Students Learn blog:
In early 2009 this blog was created as a way of engaging with students enrolled in Charles Sturt University’s postgraduate teacher librarianship programs. Throughout each of the subjects taught within our Graduate Certificate and Masters courses in TLship, a major theme that is addressed is the important function of the school library in supporting student learning, thus the name chosen for this blog.
The blog has been used to share new research and literature highlighting the many ways school libraries support teaching and learning in schools. It has provided a (somewhat brief) commentary on new resources and ideas, emerging theories and technologies, and best practice in teacher librarianship since its inception.
From 2011, the content of the blog has been broadened to include Lyn’s musings on her learning and teaching experiences as a distance educator in the higher education sector, who thrives on testing and trialling new technologies to support her students’ learning.