Helen Stower is the Curriculum Leader – iCentre at Mount Alvernia College. She is interested in teaching and learning, the information landscape and of course, reading. Digital and Learning Networks are of particular interest to Helen. The opportunities they offer for professional futures mean that digital portfolios are essential for learning and working in the 21st Century. Ensuring students acquire the skills necessary to build these portfolios and networks are a key goal of Helen’s work in the iCentre. Another area of interest to Helen is the changing role of libraries and information professionals and her team in the iCentre focus on providing relevant services so the end-user experience is one of finding information and great stories rather than one of unsuccessfully searching for their needs.
Kathryn Schravemade began her career as a teacher of English and Social Science. Her interest in connecting students with the skills and information of the twenty-first century and instructional design lead her to complete her Masters in Education (Teacher-Librarianship) at Queensland University of Technology. Kathryn is currently works as a Teacher-Librarian in the Mount Alvernia College iCentre and is responsible for providing future-proof services that connect the community with information, regardless of their location, and ensuring both staff and students of the college acquire the skills necessary to operate in the digital environment. Kathryn is currently completing her Doctor of Education at Queensland University of Technology. She is a Google Certified Teacher.