I'm a Teacher-Librarian, spirited researcher and a promoter of school libraries. I am a passionate advocate for educating children and have taken the term ‘lifelong learner’ quite literally when pursuing ways to enhance my own learning through MOOCs, Facebook groups and in person.
The most significant thing I have ever done was to become an international educator. My international teaching experiences have allowed me to work with students from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, and I have gained the ability to adjust my teaching styles and to provide accommodations for all of my students, regardless of their level of capacity. As a Teacher-Librarian and a Google Certified Educator, topics such as information literacy and ICT are at the forefront of my delivery and I believe Teacher-Librarians are the catalyst for multi-literacy efforts in schools.
Before moving to ICS, Zurich , I have worked at universities and international schools in Bangladesh, Vietnam, and Saudi Arabia and visited libraries in the US, Singapore, Greece, Italy, Germany, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and China to deliver workshops and conferences. As an early career researcher, my research interests revolve in the field of school librarianship, microlearning on social media, blended librarianship and non-profit organization's involvement with libraries. I have named for several professional awards and grants as a result of my commitment and dedication to the broader community.
I am intimately involved in the school library movement locally (SLA, Bangladesh) and globally (IASL). As an educator, I am a progressive thinker and results-oriented individual, who wants to effect change and the development of education as a lifelong undertaking. I'm an aficionado of traveling (so far visited over 30 countries), forest-walking and cycling-a geek at heart-but hey! It's geeks who want to step into every unknown part of the world right?!