I'm Andrew Walsh, and this site pulls together some of the things I do outside of my "normal" work at the University of Huddersfield, relating to innovative practice within libraries, including my writing, delivering Keynote speeches, workshops and consultancy.
I'm currently running workshops on making games for libraries and can run these at your own institution as well as organising my own. Along with this, I'm also part way through creating a very practical, copiable resource type games 4 libraries book, with the intention of it being available as a free e-book! I've made games for teaching information skills, SEEK! and Sources, and would like to create more in future.
Latest workshop I've got running is online only - this time on active learning techniques, fitting directly alongside my first book (Active Learning Techniques for Librarians ). I've run the first two courses already and the third is planned for May 2014. It's asynchronous, so doesn't matter what country or time zone you are in, you can still take part :-)
I'm available to talk worldwide (some key conference presentations / papers are on my repository page) and can cover topics such as information literacy, mobile technology and libraries, innovation in libraries, games based learning, active learning and more.
Collaborating with Emma Coonan, I've edited a book on Information Discovery Journeys, which we've recently published as a free e-book under a Creative Commons licence, with a print option (ISBN 978-0957665217) also available. It is available worldwide via Lulu.com, all the "normal" places and now on here! I'm also running a crowdfunding campaign so I can publish more low cost books for the library profession.
Seeing as I mentioned my other books, I'd better mention my mobile technologies one! Designed to be easy to read and as jargon free as possible, Using Mobile Technology to Deliver Library Services is published by Facet.
Along with 3 other innovative UK librarians, I'm organising I2C2 - the Innovation, Inspiration and Creativity Conference to be held in Manchester, UK in March 2014.
See the links on the right hand side as they for some other current and past projects!