I remember at a conference dinner a few years back in Perth, Kathryn Greenhill and another librarian (can’t remember who) left the dinner table to talk enthusiastically about PLN’s (or was it PLE’s?).
Over the years since, I have come to understand what PLN’s are – Personal Learning Networks. I have also come to dearly appreciate the individuals and friendships and connections I’ve made within mine.
This here is a post dedicated to them.
Recently, I have taken part in a secret stork project, initiated by Penny Dugmore (@greengecko29). The project came about as a secret santa type thing for all the women on Twitter that were expecting in the near future. So far, I’ve just been the recipient of gifts from secret storks but it will be my turn soon to post something to a soon-to-be Mum in Australia.
The following I have received in the post from some wonderful women in the New Zealand and Australian library community.
Thank you ladies.
Two banana boxes full of baby clothes from Sabine (@BeezilBeard) in the Far North District. I’ve met Sabine once in-person. Thank you so much Sabine.
A knitted starfish man.
This one is part of the Secret Stork project from Kate F in Melbourne (@katejf), a not-so-secret Stork. Thank you Kate, it’s gorgeous.
Bib and newborn and small size cloth nappies from Penny (@greengecko29) of West Auckland. Thank you Penny.
A crotched Peanut from Julia (@jaygee35) in Perth.
I think you’d classify this as a rabbit, but I think this one really looks like a Peanut type character. Perfect. Love it. Thank you.
A crotched kiwi from a librarian in Melbourne? It could only be the beautiful Kim Tairi (@haikugirlOz).
Thank you Kim.
Saving the best for last, this is a requested one from the lovely and passionate Naomi (@NaomiDoessel) in Brisbane.
I saw her divvying these up to other fellow Australian PLN’ers at NLS5 and cheekily requested one 🙂