Diamond Sharp is an online writing project. It has two parts:
This blog is ”Diamond Sharp: reading, reflections, poeisis”. This is largely a reading/review blog. I have been writing this since September 2010. I put essays, book reviews and, sometimes, creative writing on it.
“Diamond Sharp: Professional Learning” began as my blog for my studies to become a Teacher Librarian. This is where I pondered such things as ‘information literacy’, the place of the library in an online, networked world. Since I deferred my studies for a Masters in Teacher Librarianship, I use is as a Professional Learning blog.
Both blogs are concerned with my interests in interpretation, deep reading and long-form literacy. I also explore the impact of technology and the new literacies it commands. I argue for retaining ‘deep’ reading as an experience and skill worth having, as well as the networked, information foraging that looks set to be the next dominant form of reading and writing.