VALA Virgin

As you know I have an insatiable desire to learn about EVERYTHING – but for the purpose of this blog – I am mostly writing about professional learning. Yes this time I had the opportunity to attend the VALA 2020 conference for the first time! Wow. Finally! It’s been my dream ever since I started…

Data Unleashed – The data we’ve always had

Last week I attended a workshop called Data Unleashed hosted by LINC Tasmania. As the name suggests, the session was about the data collected by and are readily available from LINC Tasmania and other libraries and government institutions. Speakers discussed their use of available data for research, work and creation of informational products. Three LINC…

My DIY Presentation

My Abstract Proposal Last year, I submitted an abstract proposal to become a speaker at the 8th New Librarians Symposium (NLS8). To my surprise, it (the abstract proposal, which was in the form of an HTML file) got accepted. “Hurrah!”, I thought, “I’m off to Canberra in June!” My Mentor I participated in the NLS8’s…

My NLS7: The beach ball connection

I really, really, really wanted to attend NLS7. I’ve put in a proposal for a presentation but that was rejected. I’ve put in an application to become a volunteer but again that was rejected. I nearly lost all hope when suddenly….I saw a call out for a competitionĀ to win a registration pass. All I had…

A long overdue update…

My sincere apologies for the long silence. It’s been almost a year since I’ve posted something here but I’ve been caught up with a lot last year – including my 365-day blog project I called 2:45pm. It was fun but time consuming. Anyway, I’m back….and will write more and on a regular basis. So an…

Market Ready Seminar

As the coordinator for the ALIA New Grads Group, I recently organised an employability seminar for the students, new graduates and interested library folks in Tasmania. The event was held at Searson Buck (Tasmania’s locally owned recruitment agency) on Wednesday the 29th of May 2013 and was facilitated by one of Searson Buck’s senior consultants,…

Olivetti typewriters, funk music and a sexy voice @ Information Online

Attending the ALIA Information Online has been a truly mind-opening experience for me. It has made me realised that there has never been a better and more exciting time to be part of the information industry than right now! It has not only given me the insight on what is happening with digital information in…

My NLS6: A different production

Well we pulled it off ~ and very successfully at that! It’s been a blast being part of theĀ 6th New Librarians Symposium (NLS6) crew. Here we all are at the end of the symposium BBQ ~ all seemingly tired but very happy. I know it sounds corny but I really miss this great bunch of…

Just a piece of paper or is it more than that?

On December 12, 2012 I attended my graduation at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga. I now hold a Master of Information Studies. I do not in any way degrade university degrees or my ability to gain one but I do wonder if we’re churning out so many of these nowadays that they are becoming…