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Noor Inayat Khan: the Spy Princess

Over the last week, I’ve been learning a ton about an amazing woman named Noor Inayat Khan. She was the first female radio operator sent into Nazi-occupied France by the Special Operations Executive, a covert British operation formed to “set Europe ablaze” by supporting Resistance actions in the country, gathering intelligence, and sabotaging Nazi activities. 1,091 more words

Lifelong Learning

Changing definitions of information literacy

There were many informative and inspiring presentations and workshops at last month’s IFLA Satellite Meeting on Information Literacy, but it was a round table discussion that probed the traditional definitions of IL that really sparked my curiosity and made me want to share the debate here on my blog (if a little belatedly). 867 more words
Information Literacy

Lifelong learning

Today I would like to talk about lifelong learning. According to wikipedia, lifelong learning is: “ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated” pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. 438 more words


Modern Occupations: Multiple Levels of Knowledge & Responsibilities

In today’s modern world, technology makes information accessible but the technological developments also involve factors such as flickering screens, glaring light, fast speeds of information processing, and increased work demands that are both physically and psychologically trying. 604 more words


When Is It Okay To Throw In The Towel?

Our society goes on and on about the power of persistence. We’ve all heard the story of Thomas Edison trying thousands of times before finally getting the light bulb right, or of Martin Luther King Jr. 418 more words